Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

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:

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

One of the things about grant, proposal and thesis writing is the need to be creative. Not to make stuff up, but to be creative in order to make the writing interesting. And, even if you're not interested in being creative in those pursuits, surely you see the need to be creative on social […]

Three Approaches to Planning Your Career

Three Approaches to Planning Your Career

Download I am often asked to join careers panels. And one of the things that always happens is the discussion of your career path. How you got to where you are now. These stories are always presented as if we were moving forward. But the reality is we can only see the connecting threads as we […]

Six Steps to a More Competitive and Organised Grant Application

Six Steps to a More Competitive and Organised Grant Application

Download 1. Prewrite as much as you can Most grants require sections that are similar to other grants. These include applicant bios; organisation bios; budget; and track record. Not to mention if you’re doing something that fits into a larger piece of work you like have a good idea of what it […]

Building a Research Team

Building a Research Team

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines. 1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team […]

Going It Alone Post Your PhD

Going It Alone Post Your PhD

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team or […]

My Transition to an #altac Career

My Transition to an #altac Career

It’s safe to say that I made early education decisions based on a lot of various influences. Although I’m sure I want the things I chose. Looking back I may have wanted them (or not) based on views of other people. For example, in VCE (the final years before university in Victoria, Australia) I […]

Do the Reps

Do the Reps

If you want to build any muscle, you’ll know you need to do repetitions. Often in sets. So, to build your bicep you might do arm curls. Say ten repetitions (reps) in three sets separated by 30 seconds to one minute. Therefore 30 in total in two to three minutes. The more we often we do that (say […]

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