COVID-19 has wacked economies for six across the world. In Australia, the unemployment rate is 5.2%.i Although government support and rebatesii will hopefully prevent catastrophic job losses, the expectation is the unemployment rate will jump to over 10%iii before the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. Some studies even show PhD students as having the worst mental health of all professions and students. Why is this the case? And what can the sector do about it? We look at some of the data […]
LinkedIn is the only social media network dedicated to work-related activities. As such, it has a unique place for academics in connecting with industry. In this webinar I’ll go through why you might use LinkedIn and the things to do to get the most of out it as an academic.
I’ll always think of myself as a researcher. The research skills I learned in my PhD I apply daily as a consultant. So, no matter what I do beyond my PhD I’ll still think of myself as a researcher. Indeed, I’d say anyone who has done a PhD could still think of themselves as a […]
You may not think it, but being a researcher – particularly one that is the leader of a research group – is actually a lot like being an owner of a small business. Here’s why: