I'm interupting our usual programming to share with you some research in progress, because I am really interested in hearing what you think of it. Next week I'll be at the Quality in Post graduate Research conference (or QPR) the key gathering for research educators in Australia. I'm planning on presenting an analysis of the … Continue reading Why do people quit the PhD?
The author of this week's post, Dr Jess Drake, is no stranger to the ups and downs of the PhD. Jess first wrote this post for me a couple of years ago... but it got lost in the not very well managed publication queue. When I discovered it lurking in my list I asked her … Continue reading Five things to do in your First Year
This post is by Susan Stewart Loane, who is a PhD student at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Susan left a career as a management consultant when her first child was born and now juggles family life with research and a little adjunct teaching. PhD study while also parenting can’t be described as easy. Of … Continue reading Parenting your way to a PhD
If you start a blog called 'The Thesis Whisperer' I suppose you should expect students to write to you asking for personal help. What has surprised me however is how OFTEN I get emails from students who are upset, confused or just plain pissed off. Mostly these students are complaining about their supervisors. The rate … Continue reading What to do when your thesis is rejected by the examiners