How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Download as PDF I don’t think it’ll be news to you that I like social media, and I think it is VERY useful for academics. Not just for working with other academics, but to engage future students and share findings with a broader audience.

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Download as PDF Here are 8 different things you could try, together or separately, to improve your time management, and thus your productivity.

What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants?

What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants?

This post is inspired by episode 695 of This American Life (everyone's a critic).

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.

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 […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Download as PDF Six tips to improve your twitter game. Guaranteed or your money back 😊.

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

Research is a slow process. If you’ve paid any attention to the COVID situation you’d know that the immunisations took months to go from idea to market. This is unheard of in research. Usually that process takes decades!

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