Will you get a job after Covid has wrecked Higher Education?

I started the Thesis Whisperer to help PhD students finish. In the last five years I’ve extended that mission to helping people get jobs after they graduate. It’s my firm belief that, although the world has 99 problems right now, research can fix a lot of them. Therefore researchers need to be able to put ...continue reading.


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Apple are geniuses at showing us how technology can be used in novel ways within our everyday lives. The latest and greatest of all these gadgets is, of course, the iPad. I have heard all sorts of uses they have been put to: as an ebook reader, as a toy for the kids, as acontinue reading.

June 16, 2010

5 ways to kill your darlings

Sooner or later each thesis writer finds themselves holding the knife – the virtual one of course. Taking a leaf out of Stephen King’s book – how can we murder our darlings?

June 14, 2010

Why it might be good to admit you made mistakes – or learn French

What do academics think academics should be able to do? How can PhD students use this to help them to write a great thesis?

June 10, 2010

How to write a lot

PhD students have to do a lot of a lot of reading. One of our philosophies at the Whisperer is to ease that burden by doing some of the reading for you. With that in mind I present our first book review.

June 9, 2010

Learning from ‘Avatar’

Why is a thesis text like Sam Worthington in Avatar? It used to be that all you had to do to become a doctor is know everything. Now it’s much harder.

June 8, 2010

A thesis workout schedule

Is doing a thesis like sticking to an exercise program? If so, how can you do your thesis Lance Armstrong style?

June 7, 2010

Thoughts on the three minute thesis

This year RMIT is taking part in the three minute thesis competition – the first time it’s gone national. Running the competition had all sorts of unexpected benefits for us


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