This post is by a Phd student who would prefer to remain anonymous. As we go through life (and for many of us, go through a PhD), we naturally accumulate adversities. When a new hardship rolls around I tend to respond in three steps: Step 1: Grieve. All seven stages. Step 2: Find a community … Continue reading We need to talk about disability and chronic illness during the PhD
I have worked exclusively with PhD students for over a decade now. I have clocked up the 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell says you need to be an expert, so I hereby declare myself an expert in the problems of research education. One sign that you can genuinely claim the title of 'expert' is when you … Continue reading When is it ‘enough’?
This post is by Dr Katherine Firth, research fellow at Latrobe university and fellow Thesis Whisperer. Katherine blogs over at Research Voodoo. This is another in our series of posts about our upcoming book "How to fix your academic writing trouble". If you are interested in getting advanced news of the book before it's published, … Continue reading De-stuffing your writing: or the The bumper list of words and phrases you could delete to make your writing more concise
Are you close to submitting your PhD? Genevieve has some excellent pointers for you to smooth the process. In 2016 Genevieve Simpson completed her PhD, which examined community, industry and government perceptions of residential solar energy technologies and policies to support its adoption. She is excited about the opportunity to take her findings out into … Continue reading 9 Tips for a fuss free (i.e. survivable) PhD submission