So someone said to you “You should be on LinkedIn”. And now that’s all you can think about. Or, all of your academic friends are on Twitter. Or perhaps you are wondering what TikTok is all about.
Funding for research is hard to come by at the best of times. But like a rubber band you want to be able to stretch your money to cover as much as possible.
University ranking schemes are like stars – there are lots around, but we really only pay attention to the ones that are the brightest. And like stars, there are small number of ranking schemes that have a disproportionally large impact on our lives. For example – did you know some governments base funding decisions on […]
Even though the Nobel Prizes cannot be awarded to teams; even though students cannot be supervised by researchers from multiple universities; even though systems prevent data sharing outside organisations; there’s an expectation that collaboration – across universities – happens. So, how do you go about these collaborations when so much of the system and process […]
It is one thing to find an industry partner – but how do you set up a successful partnership? How do you turn a good idea into something that works on paper and then works in real life? What parts are important to get right at the start, and what can be figured out as […]
Industry partners are an essential part of academic research in the 21st century. If the moniker was “publish or perish” it is now “partner AND publish or perish”. But, where do you find these partners? Who are they? What if your research seems to not lend itself to industry partners?
Academic research is still, fundamentally, about publishing good research and getting grants to fund good research. However, “publishing” is now a very broad term. And “grants” can come from almost anywhere. We’ll take a look at how research is changing and how that means you, the academic researcher, might need to change too.
Wanting to and being a successful academic researcher are two different things. Richard takes a look at what academic success looks like and what you’ll need to do to get there.
If you’re doing a PhD you may well be thinking you’d like to become an academic researcher. But that is not the only option available to you. Please bear with us, the quality of the audio on this recording got a bit glitchy at times. Thanks for your understanding.
If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing to even make a start!