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Making the Most of your Conference Presentation

Recently, blog editor Ellie King presented her research to a virtual conference of museum professionals. Hear her reflections on how it went, and her tips on making the most of the opportunity.

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Things I Learned Organising an Online Conference

Organising events is an art in itself. Because it deals with people and logistics, it means that you have to be flexible, agile, and attentive. It is also very stressful, but incredibly rewarding. Now, organising online events is a different beast altogether. Our blog editor Lúcia reflects on her experience organising a big online conference and what she took away from it.

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Why it matters to invest in yourself: Becoming a rounded researcher

While you may want to keep your head down and eyes focused on your research, blogger Ellie King talks about the benefits of becoming a rounded researcher, and some top tips on where to start.

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Where to Start in the World of Digital Networking

In this new normal world, online conferences are fast becoming the norm. Along with this comes digital networking, which can be hella scary. Here’s Ellie King’s top tips for getting you started.

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Getting Started as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Interested in teaching but not sure if it’s really for you? Wondering what support is available for PhD students who teach? Sky Herington shares her experience of working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Warwick and some top tips for how to get started.

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Throwback Post: How to Write an Academic Bio for Conferences

There are very few things as challenging as writing academic biographies (perhaps academic writing?). It seems simple, but things soon get awkward as you try to show how amazing you are without sounding arrogation or pretentious. Sophie shares her tips on writing a balanced bio…

originally posted on 01/02/2017

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To Conference Or Not To… There is no question

There is lots of guidance available on publishing academic papers. Sharing your research at conferences, however, is the relative unknown. And this can make the prospect quite daunting. Zakiyya sheds some light on the topic, sharing a few of her experiences and offering tips she has picked up along the way.

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Writing your PhD proposal: What isn’t in the manual?

Are you considering applying to do a PhD? Katie shares her warts-and-all experience of writing a proposal and enjoying it.

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Why an overseas research visit is a great idea

A visit to an overseas institute can be a great opportunity to expand your network and experience life in a different country. It might even help to reduce your carbon footprint. Emily gives some tips on how and why to organise one, and how to handle it when you’re there.

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The basics of intellectual property rights

A PhD is all about finding out or doing something new and exciting. But who do these ideas belong to? Who has the rights to the knowledge you have gained during your hard work over those long years? In this blog, Pippa explains some key things you should know about intellectual property.