Using MS Word to Write your Thesis

So often I hear “what program should I use to write my thesis?” And, like photographers say the best camera is the one you have with you, the best program to write your thesis with is the one you have. Most people have MS Word. Yet, many overlook it for other programs (e.g. scrivener). Or […]

LinkedIn for Researchers

LinkedIn is essential for research success in the 21st century. Why? I’ll tell you in this FREE on-line workshop. As well as go through the three different ways researchers should be using LinkedIn – positioning, promotion, partnerships. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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 […]

Choosing a Social Media Channel

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. Well, in this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through the various social media channels available to researchers and […]

Doing More with Grant Money

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. In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some ways you can make your grant money “go further” than it might have […]

Taking Advantage of International Ranking Schemes

Sometimes working in an academic institution can feel like a tug-of-war. With competing priorities pulling in multiple different directions. However, there are a small number of cases when you can get priorities to align. One such case is the use of international university ranking schemes. If you want to know how you can leverage your […]

An Introduction to University Ranking Schemes

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 […]

Building Multi-University Collaborations

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 […]

Setting up a Successful Partnership with Industry

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 […]

Beyond Academia workshop – An event for LaTrobe PAMHDR students

Do you have questions such as: Whilst we are in lockdown/unable to be in the lab, what are the top things I can do from home to work towards an industry career? Do publications matter when trying to get an industry career? How do I deal with low motivation or productiveness during PhD, especially during […]