Transferable skills and your PhD

Your social media feed is probably swamped with employability talks and workshops, career fairs and networking opportunities. You might have already started thinking about what you have to offer to employers outside your research niche. Tony reflects on how he developed transferable skills during his PhD… I have completed a PhD in Systems Biology at Warwick in 2016,…

The Professor is In at Warwick

Curious about US job market and application process? So were we. Here’s our recap and thoughts on Karen Kelsky’s talk at Warwick. It was Karen Kelsky’s blog that taught me how to write conference abstracts (among many other things), so I was really excited about her talk at Warwick University. For those of you who…

How to Improve your CV while on your PhD

Remember Furaha’s post on acquiring work experience as a PhD student? It is hard to prevent yourself from being immersed in your PhD, but Furaha offers some ideas on how to improve your professional prospects.   One year ago I wrote this think piece bemoaning the fact that whilst I’d invested so many years of…

Hang on a minute…

It probably still feels like you’ve just started, but the students records are indifferent to your uncertainties – somehow, the number 3 is persistently shown. Sherry shares her experience of starting the Third Year of PhD…  On this third day of academic year 2015-2016, rainy morning, the first email I got at 8:30 am from the Graduate…

The ‘back-up plan’ – Lauren

No, not the terrible Jennifer Lopez vehicle… …although, knowing my thesis, that could be relevant too! No, I’m talking about my fallback, my Plan B, my alternative career choice. Yikes! It’s a sad fact of what news-bods like to call the “current economic climate” that the job that I am currently in training for by…

From proposal to print

So, you have approached a publisher and your proposal has been accepted. What next? In this guide Georgina Collins provides information on the academic publication process for early career researchers who have a book contract. Agreeing on a contract Once a book proposal has been approved, a publisher will make an offer, and this is…

Approaching a publisher

So, you’ve decided to develop your thesis for publication. What’s the next step? In this guide Georgina Collins provides advice for early career researchers writing a publication proposal to publish their thesis as a monograph. Choosing a publisher When approaching a press, make sure your project fits with the disciplines and markets in which that…

Getting your thesis published

Wondering how to go about getting your thesis published? In this guide Georgina Collins provides information for early career researchers on the process of converting your thesis into a published book. From PhD to publication Following the PhD, if you wish to remain in academia or move into a related profession, publishing your thesis is…

Print the document! – Anna Sloan

Anna Sloan | This post was originally published July 9, 2012 Well folks, after 6 weeks sitting at home obsessing over it, I can now finally announce that the Document Formerly Known as My Thesis (I’ve started hating this word so much that it’s been banished from my household) is now a complete document. It’s…