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Benefits and challenges of tweeting a conference

Is it worth spending most of the conference glued to your screen? Are conferences hashtags where the real party happens? Ondrej discusses the pearls and pitfalls of tweeting from a conference...  Academic conferences are usually exhausting. You spend the whole... 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 →

On Legos, using Scottish pounds in Nepal and gender-unbiased science: Interview with Donna Yates

What’s better then Lego? Lego figurines doing research, of course. PhD Life talked to Dr Donna Yates, an archaeologist based at University of Glasgow, who is the creative mind behind Twitter profile @LegoAcademics. Lego Academics were born in the office.... Continue Reading →

How to be a Twitter academic

It seems that when you are in the academia, everything becomes more complicated. Even your social media profiles might cause worry. This week, Sian shares her experience with Twitter...   Who am I? Why isn’t anybody listening to me? Is... 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 →

Impact and Early Career Researchers

Impact is a key word in academia at the moment, but what does it mean and how can early career researchers get involved in Impact activities? In this short guide to impact for ECRs Charlotte Mathieson explains all. What is... Continue Reading →

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