We've written about parenting through a PhD quite a lot on the Whisperer. Last time we heard from Jonathan Downie he was parenting a toddler. This time Jonathan reflects on being a PhD Dad. You can read more about Jonathan and his work on his blog Rock Your Talk. It’s 4.30pm and the new student … Continue reading Dr Daddy and the Double Act
Many people never realise that you don't have to accept Microsoft Word as the default writing software. There are many other products on the market which might suit you better. While Google docs offer some advantages to conventional word processors, there are significant limitations. That's why I was excited to see a new product called … Continue reading Software review: comwriter
One of the pleasures of running the thesis whisperer blog are the large number of emails I receive, on a daily basis, from research students located all over the world. Sometimes students submit a guest post in response to the open invitation I have on my About page. Other times they just want to thank … Continue reading Please treat me like a grownup!
I like coffee I mean – I REALLY like coffee. I don’t smoke any more and rarely drink. Caffeine is the only vice I have left. People tell me all the time that it’s unhealthy, but as far as I’m concerned you can tear the coffee from my cold dead hands. I grew up in … Continue reading In praise of academic jargon