So, I am actually getting paid to do science! What the hell, right?? Yes it has actually happened. I am now a fully fledged PhD student. The interviews are over, no more PhD interviews!!!!!! I am now a PhD Researcher on the London NERC Doctoral Trainining Programme (NERC for anyone who is interested is the National Environmental Research Council, or the people who should have made RSS Boaty McBoatface... but then didnt). I won't bog you down with too many details about the programme but the first 3 months have me bouncing round most of the univeristies in London (not dirty imperial though) as well as the academic institutions (Kew Gardens, Natural History Museum and London Zoo) to learn the vast inner workings of environmental science. From earthquakes and space weather to plants and evolution. Now I go to spend my first real wage packet....
Watch this space!