Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

Download as PDF Increasingly, PhDs are planned, and project managed. Certainly in Australia anyway. So, what is the ideal PhD plan? I’m not entirely sure, but here is my stab at it.

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

Download as PDF The last few blogs have focused on measuring your success, and then reporting your success.  Here, I’m looking at some measures and why you might want to focus on them.

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Download as PDF My PhD supervisor was very supportive of conference attendance. She funded all of her students to attend conferences every single year.

Reporting Your Success

Reporting Your Success

Previously I wrote about measuring your success. And the next obvious step after measuring is to report (or at the very least note down or record). Hopefully, you have spent a little bit of time – not heaps, but not none – investigating what success means to you, and how you can measure it.

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

There are lots of ways to measure academic success: Publications Presentations Supervision Grants Patents

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

Download as PDF This post is inspired by a video I watched on the University of Technology Sydney website. In that video, Professor Andrew Barron talks about how planning, and then referring back to the plan resulted in a huge uptick in his research outputs (publications) in the next 2 years. […]

Podcasts I Listen to (and Why)

Podcasts I Listen to (and Why)

On a coaching call last week, I had a client ask, “What should I study next? I’m thinking PhD or MBA.” Although I think both of those courses are useful, they serve specific and different purposes. MBAs develop generic business skills, and probably provide the student with fantastic networking […]

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

You get to choose what is in your social media feed. That choice is made in at least 3 ways. The accounts you are connected to, the posts you interact with, and the tags you follow. All of those things are deliberate choices you make – and get to make – every time you check your social media […]

Choosing a Social Media Channel

Choosing a Social Media Channel

Download as PDF There are hundreds, if not thousands, of social media channels. All doing different things for different people. Now, you might be on several as an individual. Hootsuite data says each person has about 7 social media accounts; but does not differentiate that into accounts on […]

Keep on Playing…

Keep on Playing…

Download as PDF I’m part of a soccer team. And every year at exam time or report time or assignment time, people prioritise their study over soccer. Mainly training, but sometimes games too. When this message comes late (i.e., 5 pm, when training is at 7 pm) that’s annoying. But as a player, I […]

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