Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/fran_ny/playlist/1q60DL6bnFzfdj5FGDxFba Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) PhD life is often described as stressful, busy, and lonely. In that unique creative loneliness, however, you are accompanied by your supervisors, fellow PhDs and – let’s not forget – the demons (i.e. the social and emotional foundations of and threats to your knowledge production): fear of… Continue reading Navigating the academic job market – music edition, Dr F Zanatta and Dr J Javornik
If the name makes it sound intimidating, it's because it is. The World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA) is held every four years and is an undeniably huge event. This year it was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada from 15 to 21 July. I sent my abstract off for… Continue reading Surviving the XIX ISA World Congress 2018, Emma Seddon
"So, what is your PhD on?" The polite networking question that may inspire you, as many before you, to shove a whole neat triangle buffet sandwich into your mouth so your eyes can only plead apologies. We all know that 'getting out there' and 'getting known' and 'making contacts' is crucial for us as postgraduates… Continue reading Top Tips for your PhD elevator pitch!
In this post, Professor Peter Hopkins of Newcastle University outlines his top ten tips for getting published in an international peer-reviewed journal. 1. Check journal mission statement/aims Before submitting a paper to a journal, read through the mission statement and aims to ensure that your paper is an appropriate fit. 2. Read through previous issues… Continue reading Top ten tips for getting published in an international peer-reviewed journal
Recently, Dr. Vikki Boliver ogave an excellent talk at a joint Society for Research into Higher Education and Office for Fair Access Seminar. She has written a piece for the blog on this. Thre full talk can also be found here There is no sure-fire way to get policy-makers to notice your research. But… Continue reading How to get policy-makers to notice your research
Yesterday I was at a writing masterclass given by Professor Heidi Mirza. It was part of my Professional Development sessions at Goldsmiths and Heidi very kindly spent 2 hours with us discussing her journey into academia and answering our many, many questions. I was incredibly impressed with Heidi – so personable, kind and generous. At… Continue reading Top Ten Writing Tips from Prof Heidi Mirza