On Having Non-Work Time

On Having Non-Work Time

I'm a believer in making sure you have non-work time. You really need a good range of activities to keep your mind and body fresh. Even if you love work, and what you do for money is never "work". Or even if you love your PhD and it is never "difficult". Diverse interests will make you more […]

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Download as PDF Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And as academics and researchers, it means you’ll need to make use of it. Or make better use of it. Or make more use of it.

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

Download as PDF How many social media posts do you think you can make from one published article? I reckon you should be aiming for 10, so here are 15 ideas.

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Download as PDF   "It is your job to prevent people from reading your article in stupid ways"   I love that quote from Belcher (Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, p. 363).

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Download as PDF If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

COVID has shown us, humans, that most of the problems the world faces are actually solvable.   COVID forced our lives into lockdown, lockups, isolation, and quarantine.   The result has been all sorts of wonderful outcomes.  

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 […]

Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries

The one thing we all have the same amount of is time, and we all value it differently. Some people are happy to spend more time if they save money. For example, they might choose to build their own website, rather than have someone else do it. Even if their web-building knowledge is limited. […]

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.

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