How it feels to start a PhD as told by Game of Thrones GIFs

The entire PhD process is a roller coaster of emotions that are strangely paralleled by many scenes in Game of Thrones.  If you are thinking about starting a PhD or just beginning one now, let these series of GIFs guide you through the process (and start watching Game of Thrones now).

Note: The following is a collection of several people’s experiences, not just me and Oli’s – we promise, supervisors, we promise!

 

Your thoughts on starting a PhD immediately after finishing your MSc

expected

 

Working non-scientific jobs between your MSc and PhD

tyriontap

 

Then…

jonsnowready

 

After hours of searching FindAPhD.com, you spot it…

sittingup

 

You rock up to the interview like

dragonfire

 

and get rejected

scream

 

… or accepted.

scream

 

The first time you meet your supervisor

the others white walkers

 

You send them the first draft of your PhD proposal 

swallow

 

and you get it back.

hatefulthings

 

The first time sitting with your new lab mates. They’re super intelligent and you’re in the corner like

XH0CoHU

 

Then you find another PhD student who is also new to the lab

sadlook

 

and you bond!

wine