How Mendeley Helps PhD Students Become Successful Scientists

I believe it's important to find a reference manager that fits your working style. Most university libraries teach and support Endnote because it was one of the first to market. Many people end up with it because it's the default, but it's not your only choice - or, in my opinion, the best one (I've … Continue reading How Mendeley Helps PhD Students Become Successful Scientists

The best two books on doing a thesis

I started my PhD at the University of Melbourne in early 2006 and finished in 2009. I did well, collecting the John Grice Award for best thesis in my faculty and coming second for the university medal (dammit!). I attribute this success to two 'how to' books in particular: Evans and Gruba's "How to write … Continue reading The best two books on doing a thesis

How not to run off the end of the PhD cliff

What happens after you graduate? Some people tell me they feel like they have just run off the end of a cliff they never saw coming. That final sprint to the end and the immediate aftermath can be confronting. In this post Dr Lauren McGrow,full-time feminist academic, part-time poet and casual caver, has some advice … Continue reading How not to run off the end of the PhD cliff

Where can you get paid to do a PhD?

Alex Strike (@AlexxxStrike) is a graduate of New York University who will start his PhD in journalism next year. Alex works as a freelance blogger now, trying to improve his writing skills and become a more experienced writer after graduation. He has written for ProBlogger, Uloop and Lifehack. In this post Alex shares some of … Continue reading Where can you get paid to do a PhD?

How can you treat your PhD like a project?

Fiona Saunders is a Senior Lecturer in the Management of Engineering Projects at The University of Manchester and a part-time PhD student. Her research interests are in the management of projects in safety-critical industries. Prior to academia, Fiona enjoyed a successful 15 year industry career in project management. Fiona blogs at http://www.fionasaunders.co.uk where the original … Continue reading How can you treat your PhD like a project?