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 grow wings. Read Bernie’s story…  I have very mixed feelings about conferences.  I’ve never arrived…

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 got to take a selfie with the amazing Thesis Whisperer – awesome! Indeed, it was an amazing event…

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 researchers to browse the net. Using the bookmark function on your web browser is inefficient…

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 well as the advantages associated with administrating a research group, setting up a successful research…

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 a few useful tips. Becoming a convenor The role of convenor comes with a lot…

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 Thompson talks about the benefits and practicalities. Reasons to join a research group Being a…