This is a book review of "How to fail your Viva: 12 steps to failing your PhD and 58 tips for passing" a new book by Dr Nathan Ryder, who is an expert on helping students get through the Viva. The viva is the oral examination at the end of the thesis process in the … Continue reading Fail Your Viva: Book Review
Carina Wyborn recently completed her PhD at the ANU and is now based at College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. Carina wrote the story of handing in her PhD for her blog "The pacific exchange" and sent it to me. I loved it and asked if I could cross post here. … Continue reading How NOT to hand in your PhD
This short post is by Dr Danya Hodgetts, sport manager, lecturer and researcher and reflects on an issue which eventually will afflict us all... We've all been there. Go on, admit it. You're working away solidly on your PhD and then starting to daydream... about being a doctor. About how life-changing those two little letters … Continue reading What’s up Doc?
Recently @indecisionpersonified asked me a question in the Thesis Whisperer feedback forum: "... I have just moved continents and been accepted into a PhD program and have six free months before I start. I was wondering whether you had any advice to give people like me on how best to use the time before starting … Continue reading Surviving the reading marathon
Jerry Booth is a sociologist who was a Head and Faculty Director in departments of art, design and media until joining a medical school. He is particularly interested in the organisation of learning through practice, and is writing a PhD on how learning outcomes are translated through the curriculum into clinical placements. The title of … Continue reading Ethical approval – an opportunity for development?