Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

I did a traditional thesis. But I have since coached/helped many PhD students do both thesis by publication and traditional. My advice - Do it! For most (Australian) universities this is so much better. But there are some things to note (good and bad):

What’s the Easiest PhD?

What’s the Easiest PhD?

This question really doesn't have a straight answer. PhDs are not easy. They are not intended or designed to be easy. But there are probably things you can do to make the whole process easier.

How to Fall in Love with Your PhD

How to Fall in Love with Your PhD

  There's a difference between, "it is hard", and "it is killing me".  So much of what people tell you when you sign up to do a PhD - from within and without academia - is that "you'll hate it". Or "you won't enjoy it". Or "PhDs are meant to suck".

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.

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.

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Just like talking to your superiors can be tough, so too can talking to your students.  Indeed, there are many similarities.

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.

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Just like everything looks like a nail if you are a hammer, your PhD appears academic when all of your skills are presented in that context. Similarly, people in other sectors will have the same problem. They’ll see how their skills are specific to their sector.

A 9-Step Guide to Having Tough Conversations with Your Supervisor

A 9-Step Guide to Having Tough Conversations with Your Supervisor

Download as PDF If tough conversations were easy, we’d all be having them, and they wouldn’t be called tough. They are tough for a reason. Or sometimes several reasons. Tough conversations could be almost any topic with almost anyone. But conversations with your supervisor or your entire […]

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