After myself and Jeff Clements penned this blog, covering appropriate questions to ask at conferences, many people asked us to run a follow up on how to deal with inappropriate questions when they inevitably do happen. Picture it now, you’ve just absolutely smashed a conference talk about your research, you’re feeling great. The last slide … More How to deal with those awkward conference questions (according to Twitter)
An ongoing theme has emerged from the last few conferences I have attended, and a number of conversations I have had with fellow academics on Twitter. A lot of people don’t seem to be getting the most out of their experience at conferences because they do not know how to ask good questions (or they … More Academic etiquette: Tips on conducting yourself at an academic conference
So, having got to the halfway point in my PhD (welp) I have started to pay more attention to the best ways to maximise my chances of getting a job when I finish. In doing so I have attended a lot of workshops/sessions on getting a job post PhD, and, particularly for academic jobs, the overarching … More Publishing during your PhD: Who what when why how…help?!
As I am coming to over half way through my PhD, I have been thinking a lot about what next, and trying to prepare for ‘the end’. A lot of people I know have finished PhDs with no paid position to go into, and I wanted to know a) if this was the norm and … More Avoiding an Income gap post-PhD: a Twitter perspective
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