Julia Ravey Science

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My favourite organisation methods for my PhD

Any big project - especially a PhD - requires a lot of organisation. These are my favourite methods! TIMESTAMPS Intro - 0:00 Gantt Chart - 1:01 Detailed Calendar - 2:42 Admin Afternoon - 4:14 To Do List Book - 5:31 Templates - 7:51 Information Store - 10:17 Virtual Notebook - 11:58 Summary - 13:36 #Organisation #Productivity #Study ...

Things I wish I'd known about studying neuroscience

Study neuroscience or thinking about here? Here is what I wish I'd known! I have been studying the brain for 8.5 years. I did my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and although I loved it, there was a lot I didn't expect! In this video, I share these things with the hope they give you a better a picture of what it is really like to study neuroscience....

How to make more time for projects, studying, hobbies and more!

Every feel like you are rushed off your feet but get nothing done? Or just don't have time to focus on what you want? This video is for you! Watch along for a review of the main principles from the book "Make Time" by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky and how I have been using them in my life to get my thesis done and work on side projects! This method...

Writing a PhD Thesis? What I wish I known before starting

I have just finished writing my fully formatted PhD draft - and this is what I wish I knew before I started! If you are going to have to write a PhD thesis, a dissertation, an essay or a big project, then this video is for you! After working on my thesis for a good 6+ months, I figured things out along the way that definitely would have been useful...

My Monthly Reflection For Making Progress Towards Goals

I so often "set and forget" goals. But with this monthly reflection exercise, I can now make progress! If you have goals you want to achieve, self-reflection is a great tool for figuring out what is working and what isn't when it comes to the actions you are taking. I check in at the end of each month to see where I am up to, what I haven't managed...

How To Make A Great Presentation and Deal with Nerves

A little video to celebrate giving my final PhD Data Presentation! Watch along for how I construct a presentation and deal with nerves. TIMESTAMPS 0:00 - Intro 1:27 - Number of Slides Rule 2:13 - Clear Outline 2:47 - The Star of the Show 3:17 - Message per Slide 3:47 - Add The Goods 5:13 - A Picture Says 1000 words 6:12 - Animation 7:50...

How To Prepare For an Interview (And Do Well!)

Use these 5 tips when preparing for an interview - whether applying for a PhD, academic role or any job - and feel fully ready! TIMESTAMPS 00:00 – Introduction to Interview Tips 01:26 – Role Requirement Specific Examples 03:49 – Know Your Why 05:07 – Most Recent Outputs By Workplace 07:03 – Address the "Big Questions" 09:57 – Think of Good...

Making No Progress With A Project? It's Normal (Watch this!)

You have to go through the Rut - here is why (and how!) With any long-term project, you will inevitably face a period of time where you feel you are getting nowhere. This is normally also the point where motivation is lost and it gets really hard to push forward. But this rut is normal! Our brains are wired to seek short-term reward, and with a long-term...

Set and Achieve Goals with Science: My 2021 Action Planning Method

I am not setting goals this year. I am setting ACTIONS. Actions speak louder than words, so instead of having vague goals for 2021, try directing your focus to the actions you can take everyday to make really change. Our goals require us to change our behaviours and create new habits in order for them to be achieved - something which is no easy feat....

How to Follow Through with Your Plans: Hint - It is Messy (Work Vlog)

Do you struggle to stick to a schedule? Watch my attempt in this vlog! I am an avid believer in planning - it makes me much more efficient and able to get things done. But the act of following through with a plan is messy: priorities changes, unexpected events happen and - most of all - motivation dwindles. I have found the best advice when it comes...

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