As PhD students, you can hear a lot about a key activity of your research: publishing in journals. Writing up your research into succinct pieces that can be read and viewed by the wider academic world is key to building your profile and giving you experience of writing academically long before your thesis is due.... Continue Reading →
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. I like virtual conferences. Instead of having a room full of faces stare at me whilst I do my best to remember all... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. When I started to think that doing a PhD might be a realistic goal, a friend said to me, with irony, “If you don’t hate your PhD, you haven’t finished it yet”. Writing my proposal... Continue Reading →
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. This summer, I decided to... Continue Reading →