Getting more from your staff and students

Description Whether it is COVID, the great resignation or business as usual, supervisors always want more from their staff and students. And staff and students always feel like their bosses are asking for too much. How can you strike a balance? In this workshop we’ll look at factors that drive performance and those that decrease […]

Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

The best thesis is a submitted thesis. This by publication could make this faster or slower. Be aware of the pros and cons. If you’d like to know more, comment, DM or shoot me an email. I’ll send you some content. Transcript: Increasingly, students have the opportunity to do their thesis by publication rather than […]

What’s the Easiest PhD?

Six tips for an easy PhD: Have a good research question. Use known research tools. Have accessible data and/or samples. Build your analytical skills. Be skilled at word processing. Stop scope creep. Transcript: If you’re thinking about doing a PhD and want to do an easy one, I don’t think there is a good answer […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

There are all kinds of ways to write a thesis. And thus, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make in the process. Here are some that I have seen: Starting too early Starting too late Not involving your supervisor Poor backups Delayed referencing Not using a reference manager Not knowing your word processor […]

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to changing your PhD topic. But there are some things you can consider. Here I ask 12 questions to help you move through the process. And if you’re into scoring, you could rate each one to help you decide what to do next. Transcript: At […]

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Just like talking to your superiors can be tough, so too can talking to your students. Here are five things you can focus on (in addition to the earlier 9 I put together): Know your expectations. Let (some of) your expectations go. Know the power you have over your students. Be open to different solutions. […]