If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

What questions do you have about looking for work? I’ve listed a few here. But if you’ve got others I’d love to know. Maybe I can answer? Or the crowd that is social media can? Transcript: At this point in time, you might be thinking, “I’d like to leave academia.”. Probably because the job market […]

Dealing with Power Imbalances When Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential to overall life balance. And, as a PhD student you might know what you want, but struggle to implement it. So, here, I’ve put some advice that might help when trying to set and implement boundaries when there’s a power imbalance. Transcript: Setting boundaries is all well and good when most […]

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Job losses, redundancies, and restructures are a part of modern business. Sometimes they are driven by internal factors, other times they are driven by external factors. For the most part we are just passengers on a ride managed by others. However, whether you are let go or left behind, these changes can give you opportunities […]

Program – Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks

If you want to be a successful academic, you’ll need to publish regularly. If you’re yet to write an article, or if you get anxious thinking about writing, then maybe give this a try. We’ll go through the book, what is covered and how you can make a plan to write a journal article in […]

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Getting better at reading is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing reading or recalling what we’ve read. So here are five tips to improve your reading and recall: 1. Take notes as you read, not only when you write. 2. Use a […]

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Being an academic and/or training to be one (e.g. PhD student) means that you view a lot of your skills and experiences in that light. However, if you ask others’ for their ideas you’ll find your skills are transferable. So, if you’re an academic (hammer) you’ll see everything as an academic skill (a nail). So, […]

Being a More Creative Grant Proposal or Social Media Writer

If you’ve ever tried writing a grant, proposal, cover letter, social media or podcast you’ll have likely encountered difficulties being creative. One approach to overcoming this is to use oblique strategies.

Twitter for Researchers

For whatever reason, I feel like researchers jumped on Twitter like a shopper desperate for toilet paper during social distancing. But, if like me you’re still not sure what the fuss over twitter (or toilet paper) was about, or If you want to know about more about the platform this workshop is for you. I’ll […]

Writing Your CV

COVID19 has impacted us all in many ways. For some, it has meant a shift in research focus. Our workload has increased. Funding has increased. It’s a case of all hands on deck. However, for most work has shifted. So you might think it is time to find a new job, or perhaps you just […]