Do you need clown shoes? Finding a research job during Covid lockdowns

The other day I had an actual 3D, face to face lunch with a colleague, let’s call him Simon. After months of 2D Zoom catch ups, it was lovely to be in an actual cafe on campus, eating steaming hot noodles. Simon and I were meant to be discussing business, but of course the conversation … Continue reading Do you need clown shoes? Finding a research job during Covid lockdowns

De-stuffing your writing: or the The bumper list of words and phrases you could delete to make your writing more concise

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

One of them Good Problems

One of the joys of Whispering is the letters I receive from PhD candidates from all over the world, thanking me and asking for advice. The Whisperer runs on love – and I am grateful everytime someone takes the time to write me and tell me that it was useful. Some of these letters make … Continue reading One of them Good Problems