Please stop telling me to ‘manage’ my supervisor!

Like many other academic developers, I have often run workshops called 'manage your supervisor' where I try, in an upbeat fashion, to empower students to feel they can take charge of their own learning and responsibility for the outcomes. I acknowledge in this workshop that supervisors are generally busy, time poor creatures who might need … Continue reading Please stop telling me to ‘manage’ my supervisor!

How to stop those unhealthy thoughts

Eve Hermansson-Webb recently completed her Doctoral degree in Psychology, concurrently with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Otago. Her thesis investigated the spread of depression and self-injury within adolescent girls’ friendship groups. She is currently backpacking through South East Asia and Europe, after which she will return to the Southern Hemisphere … Continue reading How to stop those unhealthy thoughts

When are you going to win a Nobel Prize?

This piece was written by Ben from the Literature Review HQ. Ben describes his blog as a “Literature review how to – from beginning to end”. In this post Ben reflects on his own PhD journey now he has some distance from it. You can find a permanent link to the Lit Review HQ on … Continue reading When are you going to win a Nobel Prize?

Two exercises to help you with your writing life

I love books on writing. I have many, many books on the subject, but I continue to buy more because, well - I simply can't resist them. Just as it's more relaxing to watch people cook and do gardening on the TV, often reading about writing is so much nicer than actually doing it. One … Continue reading Two exercises to help you with your writing life