Your first conference

This post is by Kirsty Nash. Kirsty is originally from the UK.  She moved to Townsville in 2002 and completed a MAppSci in Tropical Marine Ecology at James Cook University. She then spent a number of years doing field research in association with Seychelles Marine Park Authority, and teaching college courses in marine biology and … Continue reading Your first conference

Being professional academic – does it have to mean being boring?

This post is by Ellen Spaeth (@ellenspaeth), a PhD student researching music listening in the treatment of anxiety, and a technology trainer. You can hear more from Ellen on her blog. In this post Ellen wonders whether 'professional' has to mean being serious. A few weeks ago, I received feedback from my most recent conference … Continue reading Being professional academic – does it have to mean being boring?

Four Ways to Rock Your Next Talk

All around Australia PhD students are preparing for the 3 minute thesis competition, so it seems like a good time to be talking about presenting skills! This post was written by Jonathan Downie, a PhD student, conference interpreter, public speaker and translator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He co-edits LifeinLINCS (http://lifeinlincs.wordpress.com/) the unofficial blog of the … Continue reading Four Ways to Rock Your Next Talk

Academic Arrogance

For years and years I taught 3D computer modelling and animation to architects and interior designers. As you probably know, when you have been teaching something difficult for a while you start to see the same mistakes over and over again. It's easy, dangerously easy, to forget that it's new people making these same mistakes and get, well - grumpy...

Small World – The academic conference trek

This is another great post from PhD student, full time gallery worker and mother, Evelyn Tsitsas ... who decided a while back to do 3 conference papers just 8 months out from submission. She is now questioning the wisdom of her decision! It seemed like a good idea at the time. Somewhere, among the photocopied … Continue reading Small World – The academic conference trek