Kakapo: The Owl Parrot

Glancing through the Internet, as I do many times a day, I came across an interesting website: the ARKive. It is a non-profit initiative dedicated to providing public awareness and education about the conservation of many diverse species across the World. It was created by the charity Wildscreen, initially to record and document the wonders of all species found on Earth. They work alongside Google, WWF and IUCN to ensure there is a free resource accessible to everyone, detailing the features and fascinating personalities of the many species with live amongst. ARKive recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary, and to mark the event, they decided to hold a vote for the World’s most favourite species. And the number 1 choice was a species I knew very little about, so I thought I’d share my findings with you…

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Am I really a student or an employee without a contract?

As PhD students we sit in a strange place within the academic network. Often, working in Universities or Research institutions, we’re surrounded by employees and students without actually being employees or feeling as if we’re students ourselves.

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