How Do You Build a Research Group?

How Do You Build a Research Group?

The steps for building a research group or lab are vague, and unclear.

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 […]

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

How to Identify Industries That Could Employ You

How to Identify Industries That Could Employ You

Start with the transferable skills you identify yourself as having. Then combine that with the area you did your PhD in. In both cases you might need to increase the level of abstraction. So, if your transferable skill is technical writing, maybe think about it as writing more broadly. If your […]

What Industries Employ PhD Graduates?

What Industries Employ PhD Graduates?

The short answer - all!  A PhD teaches a way of thinking about problems and solutions useful to all organisations.

How to Identify Transferable Skills

How to Identify Transferable Skills

When looking to change industries or careers, it can be hard to know what skills you have that other industries are interested in. That can make choosing a new sector, industry or job difficult.

Four Things to Do Now, to Help Transition to Life Beyond Your PhD

Four Things to Do Now, to Help Transition to Life Beyond Your PhD

Download as PDF I listen a lot to Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk). In a podcast1, he talked about 80% of football (NFL) players going bankrupt.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 5

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 5

The is the final blog in the series on What could make a PhD program fail. This blog covers insufficient data about the program and its operations.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 4

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 4

We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of students and neglecting participants and knowledge transfer. Here, we look at making sure we plan well in advance of students starting – the fourth point of failure.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 3

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 3

Failure to transfer knowledge We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of studentsand neglecting participants (students and supervisors alike). Here, we look at the next failure point – failure to transfer (program) knowledge amongst key staff.

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