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 think you’re […]
Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.
Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:
Project management is too complex, and therefore project management in research is regularly avoided. BUT - researchers can fix that with some simple approaches.
In Victoria (Australia) the past week has seen as shift closer to long term COVID normal. The major change has been that larger employers can have staff back onsite at between 50% and 75% capacity.
I've helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both - (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having bias as well. Or […]
In my experience there are two types of researchers promoting their content on social media. Those who do nothing, and those who say, “I’m so excited to announce my paper on [something] was published [somewhere].” Of course, there are a few who do what I suggest below (read on). But not many.
Just like talking to your superiors can be tough, so too can talking to your students. Indeed, there are many similarities.
There are many reasons to do a PhD. Trust me, I’ve made a list. But few reasons to discontinue, intermit or leave a PhD (or academia). Beyond why you might leave, you should also consider what you should do on the way out. Hopefully these ideas will help you.
Naturally, when you consider changing jobs you get a little nervous. You begin to ask yourself a range of reasonable, and unreasonable questions. Second guessing your knowledge and expertise. Wondering if are making the right decision to look for alternative work and wondering if the place […]