Hi, my name is Yiyi. I am currently a Lecturer in Operations Management and Information Systems at Lancaster University. I chose the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) to undertake my doctoral studies due to its reputation as a research-intensive department and the shared research interests between myself and the faculty. […]Read More About My Degree: PhD Management Science by Yiyi Fan
I applied to the PhD programme while I was studying for my Masters in Marketing Analytics and Management Science in Lancaster. Initially, my research idea was part of my Master dissertation project, but I was quite interested in this topic and thought that it might be an interesting alternative before embarking into the business world. […]Read More About My Degree: PhD Management Science by Oliver Schaer
My time at Lancaster has been an incredible journey filled with a varied range of exciting and constructive experiences, which is what I hope to share with all of you through this blog post. Firstly, I should explain how I am currently undertaking the PhD in Organisation, Work and Technology (OWT) with a focus on […]Read More About My Degree: PhD Organisation, Work and Technology by Rachael Barrow
It’s probably considered natural to not look forward to winter. Having hardly experienced a ‘winter’ for the better part of my life in Mumbai, it’s even more natural for me! The better the summer, as we had this year, the more one dreads winter perhaps. But…and I am myself surprised to have a ‘but’ here…this […]Read More Come winter…come fun!
We are all aware that we do things differently. I have this odd habit of procrastinating my research work for most of the morning and then working till late at night. No matter how much I want to break out of this habit…it’s difficult. I generally settle into this routine at the end of all […]Read More What type of writer are you?
I recently attended the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was a wonderful experience and one I would strongly urge all PhD students to take advantage of. While it is difficult to capture in so many words how presenting at a conference makes a big difference to one’s PhD journey, I […]Read More My First Academic Conference
As a PhD student, I usually take up non-demanding temporary or part-time jobs to augment my income and to keep financial stress at bay. My favourite place to look for these jobs is Lancaster University’s Employment and Recruitment Service page. One of the work roles that I personally find appealing is that of an ‘exam […]Read More Why become an exam invigilator?
After a long academic year, it’s time to start planning for a visit back home and there are many stories, ideas, experiences, and souvenirs that I am eager to share with my family and friends. As a PhD student I will be returning to Lancaster University after my short summer holiday, yet I know many […]Read More What I will bring back home with me?
This time when I was back home in Mumbai, I decided to bring with me my art painting paraphernalia (which I have never used) including acrylic paint, paint brushes, palette and the like gathering dust in a corner. I could never find the time to get around to using them before. The idea to get […]Read More Why procrastination is good for me
Student life is an exceptional experience, but it can be stressful at times, especially towards the end of the academic year when students are snowed under with assignments, deadlines and exams. A student can feel under pressure because of many other reasons too, and, fortunately, there has been an increasing awareness about the topic of […]Read More In the middle of the student life whirlwind: taking care of your mental health