Calvin Ho (@calvinhyj) is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He researches skilled labour immigration policies in Western countries. Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at UCLA, he also mentors minority students planning to pursue doctorates in the humanities and social sciences. Calvin is an avid blogger and … Continue reading Blogging your way to a PhD?
Can you still be a scholar without an academic post? Increasingly, people are making this seeming contradiction work for them - in diverse and creative ways. This post is by Aleisha Ward, who was one of the first graduates of the Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) at the University of Auckland (2003). She holds a … Continue reading How to construct a DIY scholarly career
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a foreign university to provide a written reference for someone I didn't know. Usually when I am asked to write a reference I know the person well and can speak to their strengths. In this case, the university in question wanted my expert opinion about the … Continue reading Scholar, google thyself.
Last week I announced our new MOOC "How to survive your PhD". Since then I've been overwhelmed by the response, with more than 2600 people signing up in the first week alone, which is far more than I expected! A few people have written to me about how they might use the MOOC to help … Continue reading Are most academics lonely at work?