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Organize a conference? Why not!

We all know it's great to attend and present at conferences as a PhD student, but how about organizing one? Sixian shares her experience of organising CAL's annual postgraduate conference and shows us what's it like on the other side... ... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the 7th LSE Emerging Markets Forum, March 2016

Many of our bloggers have written about the benefits of attending academic and professional conferences, and we're always happy happy to hear about your experiences. Peter shared his impressions from the LSE's Emerging markets Forum... On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March... Continue Reading →

Day my words grew wings

Love conferences, hate conferences, doesn't matter, as a PhD student, you're likely attend quite a few and present at them too. It is hard capture your research in a 20-minute presentation, but it's worth the effort to see your words... Continue Reading →

PhD Alumni, Your Academic Family

Holidays are time to think of the family and, in the academia, the Alumni are the relatives we often tend to forget. Here is why you should not hesitate to reach out to them… Coping PhD Alumni have been there... Continue Reading →

How to be a Digital Academic 1

I arrived Scarman House, Warwick University, with high expectations. It was the venue for the Digital Academic workshop organised by Jobs.ac.uk and Piirus. At the end of the event, I was glad I came. It was worth the energy it took to make it there. I... Continue Reading →

How to Use Social Bookmarks for Research

Social bookmarking sites aid collaboration and allow you to share useful webpages. Social bookmarking: what is it? Social bookmarking sites allow you to access collections of grouped websites from any networked terminal. Social bookmarking is the most efficient way for... Continue Reading →

Starting a research group

Starting a research group can have numerous benefits, but can also be a daunting prospect. Here Lauren Thompson gives you some tips on setting up your own research group as a postgraduate researcher. Benefits of starting a research group As... Continue Reading →

Convening a research group

This guide is designed to help those who have been asked to, or are thinking about, taking over administration of a research group. Here Lauren Thompson talks you through the benefits and responsibilities of convening a research group, along with... Continue Reading →

Participating in a research group

Ever thought about participating in a research group? What would the benefits be? How can you find a suitable group? Being an active member of a research group can help you become part of a broader research culture. Here Lauren... Continue Reading →

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