New podcast: Passionate PhDs

Podcasts are still hot hot hot! I love listening to them when I drive, exercise and cook. I want to draw your attention to a new podcast specifically for PhD graduates by Elizabeth Lam, a chemist and science writer. Elizabeth is doing a new podcast about PhD graduates finding employment outside academia and tells you … Continue reading New podcast: Passionate PhDs

How to successfully apply for a PhD place in Australia

I've guided many a person into a PhD candidature, both at ANU and to other places, so I know how confusing it can be. The process of making an application to an Australian University is frustratingly opaque for many, especially people who do not have 'connections'. This post by Madeline Taylor will be useful to … Continue reading How to successfully apply for a PhD place in Australia

How to choose a thesis topic that actually matters

Effective Thesis is a charitable project that aims to direct research into areas deemed crucial to significantly improving the world, but lack research attention.┬áThe project originated in the Czech Association for Effective Altruism. This post is by David Janku. After finishing his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Masaryk University and MSc in Organizational Psychology at … Continue reading How to choose a thesis topic that actually matters