The positives of PhD parenting

As I've noted before, PhD parenting can be difficult. But do we sometimes ignore the positives? In this lovely post, Rebecca Turvill, PhD student and parent, considers the positives. Rebecca is a 1st year PhD student at Brunel University, London. Her research focuses on how young children develop ‘number sense’ in schools, for which she … Continue reading The positives of PhD parenting

“I’m writing a book no one will read” and other reasons the PhD can get you down

This post is by Inez Von Weitershausen, a PhD student at the London School of Economics who blogs on people, thoughts, experiences, feelings on the Epiphany blog. Inez first came to my attention when she wrote an interesting article in the Guardian about PhD survival strategies, so I was happy when she sent me this … Continue reading “I’m writing a book no one will read” and other reasons the PhD can get you down

Should older academics be forced to retire?

This post was written by an ANU colleague, in their mid 40's, who would prefer to remain anonymous - for good reason. The post articulates the inter-generational resentment brewing inside our universities. It expresses sentiments I have heard often from my peers in their 30's and 40's in the tea rooms of academia. Rarely however, … Continue reading Should older academics be forced to retire?

The double doctorate

This post is by Associate Prof Martin Davies Principal Fellow in Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, and a Senior Learning Advisor at Federation University Australia. His most recent work (with Ron Barnett) is an edited collection entitled Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education (forthcoming, 2015).  … Continue reading The double doctorate