July 10, 2013

Achy breaky heart: coping with academic rejection

This post is by Dr Judy Robertson who is a senior lecturer in computer science at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and Chief Cat Herder for the undergraduate computer science programme there. Judy is a blogger as well as a contributing author to the amusing collaborative internet novel in progress “Granite University”. My academic ego iscontinue reading.

February 20, 2013

Why you should create your own thesis writing retreat (or reasons to travel)

Suffice to say I only had one emotion when Kylie Budge, PhD student at the University of Melbourne and academic at RMIT, sent me this post. Envy. Let Kylie give you a justification for planning that thesis writing retreat you have always wanted… Ever considered the idea of taking yourself away for a self-imposed thesiscontinue reading.

August 29, 2012

The researcher’s digital afterlife

What happens to your research when you die? Danya Hodgetts has some disturbing questions.

March 22, 2012

5 rookie researcher mistakes

One thing I have learned over the years is, although the problems might be similar, no two research students are alike. What works for one person may not work for another. For this reason I have developed a habit of ‘reverse advice’ lists…

March 5, 2012

Traveling during your PhD

This guest post is by Dr Eva Alisic, Research Fellow at Monash University who researches and blogs on the topic of trauma recovery in children and adolescents. Eva spent some time at Harvard University while she was studying. In this post she shares some of her tips for getting abroad. You can find Eva ascontinue reading.

September 22, 2010

Reflecting on fugues and research design

In her second guest post Heather writes about the discomfort that often attends breakthroughs in understanding.

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