Category Archives: Conferences & Networking

A blog about blogging

I was wondering what to write for my next blog and I found myself reflecting upon the craft of blogging itself. What exactly is a blog? Over and above the dry definition of a blog being a web update by … Read More »

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Debating Debates

Given their centrality in the run up to the election, we have seen debates much the focus of, well, debate. So what of debates within learning and teaching settings? In academic environments, debates are more common in written format; we … Read More »

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Stuck between a monolithic rock and a digitally advanced hard place

Yesterday I met someone who had never owned a mobile phone. He claimed to “love it”. Had I more time I would have been curious to find out: What do you love about it? Why have you chosen to opt … Read More »

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New Year, New Direction? Choosing what’s right for you.

As Christmas is well and truly behind us and we are firmly in the New Year, it’s a popular time to reflect upon where we are at, whether we really did keep those resolutions from last year, and what might … Read More »

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Starting a PhD

It’s that time of the year again when undergraduate and postgraduate students get ready to start a new journey in their academic life. For some, this time spent at university will act as a stepping-stone for a career in academia, … Read More »

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Awareness of your attitudes, skills and personality

Whether you are talking to someone you have just met at a networking event or giving an interview, it is a good idea to be aware of different aspects of your attitudes, skills and personality. You should be ready to … Read More »

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‘Using’ your supervisors

You have probably read many articles about how you should go about developing your relationships with your supervisors. You may have noticed from talking to others that your relationship with your supervisor is probably different to your colleagues’ relationships with … Read More »

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Getting ahead of the crowd (or at least being near the front of it)

So, you’ve registered for a research degree and are ready to start your journey. But, have you given a thought to what the job market may look like once you finish your degree? It’s never too early to start thinking … Read More »

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Psychology on Twitter

Several months ago, I gave in to a growing curiosity and ventured in to the world of Twitter. After much confusion about what it was and how it worked (I’m way behind the times, I know), I started to realise … Read More »

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