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About this Blog

This blog chronicles the lives of two female PhD students in Kildare, Ireland. It has two main sections, PhD Reality which will contain blogs of a more academic nature and (The Rest of) Reality which contains posts regarding how doing a PhD affects the rest of their lives.   It is a diary of sorts … Continue reading About this Blog


Bio-Rachel Mc Ardle

My name is Rachel Mc Ardle and like Aoife I am a second year PhD student at Maynooth University. I completed my undergraduate degree at the National University of Ireland Maynooth,  with a BA Geography (Arts). In 2013-2014 I completed an MA in Society and Space, a research programme run by the Department of Geography, … Continue reading Bio-Rachel Mc Ardle

Bio-Aoife Delaney

Similarly to Rachel, I am Doctoral Student at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), National University of Ireland, Maynooth, as part of the ERC funded Programmable City Project.  My research endeavours to understand the inter-relationship between urban resilience and the smart city by exploring how software and other technologies drive public policy … Continue reading Bio-Aoife Delaney