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Learning how to strut your professional stuff

Everyone enters a PhD program with some serious skills deficiencies that are a barrier to both the completion of a thesis and enjoyment of the process. 903 more words

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Welcome to Grant Camp

Researchers often don’t have time to write a decent application.

That is, with the best will in the world, they can’t devote the time that they want to drafting their application. 1,295 more words

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PhD Skills? Is that an oxymoron?

What skills develop in the completion of a doctorate?  A list of PhD skills follows.  These are the PhD skills expected of students in the UK as a joint statement of research councils. 254 more words


Postdoc-ing and a year of tears

It’s been a hard year.

In the second half of 2014, I moved universities. It was an obvious decision for personal reasons – the end of my contract at Melbourne University was looming and my partner and I would be able to live in the same city for the first time in years. 856 more words

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What I've been up to lately

Hey everyone,

Lately I’ve been attending a lot of research training events, including a six hour grammatology course which I found interesting and got some useful tips. 562 more words


How to make friends and influence your happiness

I consider myself a fairly collegial person. Even during rough times, when I’ve felt negative about my skills, abilities and output, I’m rarely envious of my colleagues’ achievements. 987 more words


How to be a supervisor (when you are barely a grown up)

In my last post, I wrote about learning how to take care of myself during a difficult PhD candidature. In this post, I’m going to discuss my experiences of learning how to supervise. 1,057 more words