School is out for summer!

The @ANUHDR team!

Well, that’s all your posts for the year friends – it’s nearly the end of 2017 already!

I’ve been a big year for me: three book projects completed and a big research project report released. I exhausted, so I’m off to Tasmania for some much needed R&R.

As ever, thanks to the wonderful team I work with at ANU. That’s us in the picture, from left to right: Bec, Me (in sunglasses), Victoria, Lily, Tania, Danny and Hannah. This year we were honoured with the Vice Chancelor’s award for Innovation and Excellence in Service. I want to take a moment to thank them – and all my colleagues who support

Victoria Firth-Smith and I accepting our Innovation in Service award from the ANU VC, Brian Schmidt

me, intellectually, logistically and emotionally at ANU and around the world. Although the blog never fits in my work hours, it wouldn’t be possible to do it without the people around me, including my wonderful husband Luke and my son, Brendan.

It’s going to be yet another long, hot summer here in Australia – I hope you find a cool restful place to be. For those of you heading into the winter months, stay cozy and warm. Normal programming will resume at the end of January, 2018. If you’re new to the blog and wondering what it’s all about, here’s the complete list of posts from this year to read while you wait for new ones to appear!

Gilmore Girls, myself
Your thesis is the map, not the journey
Your Phd can be your strongest career asset
The Month of Hell (TM)
Explainer: preparing to be professionally edited
How successful academics write
I call bullshit on pointless hope labour
How doing an internship saved my PhD
Academic writing is lie a painful, upper middle class dinner party
Thoughts on deep work
Haiku your way to a phd
How to be an academic
Conference small talk – the definitive guide
Why you should blog during your PhD
Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner
The principled PhD
The academic handmaiden’s tale
What do examiners think of the PhD by publication?
How to start Podcasting your research
Is it worth doing the 3MT?
We need to talk about competition
The vagueness problem in academic writing
Who is the client for your PhD work
The PhD – 30 years after…
Supervisor shopping
Your body is as important as your mind
Making the most of your conference money
PhD depression (or just the blues?)
PhD career capital
The professor is in
Seven spiritual lessons I’ve learned from doing a PhD
How to get a rock star supervisor
Enjoying your Viva
Why you are not the ‘star student’ (and how to become one)
Silent Sufferings
Ever thought of podcasting your research?
getting spiritual with it
How to stop ‘flipping’ and write a good ’to do’ list
Be the mouse
Using diagrams as research aides
Is the advice you get about your PhD wrong?
Helen Kara: book ninja
Going back to school again – a shopping list
Less is more!

 

 

2 thoughts on “School is out for summer!

  1. Thanks so much for your dedication to the ‘thesis cause’! As a candidate who is now a year and two months in, I am grateful for your insights and those with whom you share this page. Enjoy the break!

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