November 21, 2018

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 youcontinue reading.

October 24, 2018

Are you prepared for the problems of success?

The Thesis Whisperer blog has gone from strength to strength over the years. Visibility is a form of currency in academia. A rolling stone gathers moss as the proverb goes (edit: well – actually it doesn’t! That should be a rolling snowball or something? Anyway…) and in my case moss = opportunities. Because of mycontinue reading.

April 4, 2018

The tale of 23 Overdue Books

When you do a PhD, life doesn’t just … stop. Most of us start a PhD later in life (the average age on entry is 32), with family and financial responsibilities. Everyone has a role when a crisis hits – supervisors, administrators, family and friends. How can we support each other better? This post iscontinue reading.

December 20, 2017

School is out for summer!

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 Icontinue reading.

December 13, 2017

In praise of academic spouses

It’s almost Christmas time, when many of us have a bit of time with our families. It seems an appropriate place to pause and think about the myriad of ways that our families provide support for many of us. This post is by Moira Hansen who is currently in the 3rd year of her Lordcontinue reading.

October 4, 2017

How doing an internship saved my PhD

This post is by Mia Tarp Hansen, a Danish third year PhD candidate in political science, enrolled at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Mia’s research is located in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, specifically focusing on civil society conditions and policy in the area. Mia has spent 1.5 years in the field, mostly in Kazakhstan andcontinue reading.

September 13, 2017

Haiku your way to a PhD?

Sometimes I get sent posts that are just too charmingly odd to resist. This one is by Paula Loveday of the University of the Sunshine Coast. PhD candidate and owner of Peace and Prosperity success coaching. This is a post about… well, Paula can explain! Let me begin by saying Iā€™m not a poet. Andcontinue reading.

September 6, 2017

How to be an academic?

I have a new book out! If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you probably know this already, but I thought I would tell you again anyway because I’m excited about it šŸ™‚ The book is called “How to be an Academic” is essentially a compilation of writing I have donecontinue reading.

August 30, 2017

Conference small talk – the definitive guide

This post was originally published on theĀ All things Linguistic blogĀ about a year ago by Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen started blogging as a linguistics grad student at McGill University, but is now a full-time pop linguist, bridging the gap between linguistics and the general public. She writesĀ pop linguistics articles for various placesĀ and is currently writingĀ a book aboutcontinue reading.

August 2, 2017

The academic handmaiden’s tale

Content warning – this post contains details and discussion of sexual assault and harassment. For more information and services, please visit the ANU Respectful relationships page. Yesterday we got a damning report on sexual harrassment and assault in Australian universities.Ā  It’s truly harrowing reading. I’m not going to recap the report, you should read itcontinue reading.

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