Emma decided to continue her interest in the area and came back to King’s to do a PhD.
“Returning to study at King’s was great! It was interesting to catch up with my previous lecturers so many years after my undergraduate degree and to have that sense of familiarity on campus. Knowing where everything was and how everything worked was a huge help when I started my PhD.
"My favourite place on campus is the second floor of the library. I like being able to find a comfortable chair around the outside and work surrounded by all of the books and the quiet hum of the library.”
Emma continues to teach alongside her PhD. How does she find it balancing the two?
“Balancing the workload of a PhD and teaching is tough, especially because I feel that a lot of emotion and personal interest is invested in both. However, they also provide a good balance. I feel that teaching alongside my PhD keeps me in touch with the practical elements of what I am researching: the classroom. The fun nature and unpredictability of children is also sometimes a welcome escape when things feel tough in the PhD.”
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