Five transferable skills for all PhD students: Problem solving. Project management. Written communication. Oral communication. Presentation skills. Be careful when identifying your transferable skills from your PhD – not all are created equal. Transcript: Good day there, bakers, writers, and rock stars! Dr. Richard Huysmans here. Bringing 5 skills that you can use to develop […]
Five transferable skills for all PhD students: Problem solving. Project management. Written communication. Oral communication. Presentation skills. Be careful when identifying your transferable skills from your PhD – not all are created equal.
I cannot find specific data on how long academics stay at the same university. But, for the general population the average time at the same employer (not the same job) is 4.2 years. Reflecting on my time working with and for academics, I feel like few leave their current employer to work as an academic elsewhere. […]
Rather than working more hours, one of the best things you can do to ensure your PhD finishes on time is to improve your productivity. But, knowing how or where or when can be hard. In this Tuesday Talk, I ran through some of the things I do to stay productive. I also covered the […]
Download as PDF What is coaching? Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time.
The famous line from the song Hotel California, “You can check out but you can never leave” applies to so many things. Academia is one of them. Leaving seems so hard for so many reasons. You’ve invested lots of time, effort and money. You’re passionate about research and the work you do. You love the […]
From a mental health perspective, the last 5 years have been some of the worst of my life. I’ve tried lots of things to make improvements, including diet, exercise, counselling, therapy, and medication. They’ve all had some kind of positive impact.
Download as PDF Increasingly, PhDs are planned, and project managed. Certainly in Australia anyway. So, what is the ideal PhD plan? I’m not entirely sure, but here is my stab at it.
Download as PDF I’m part of a soccer team. And every year at exam time or report time or assignment time, people prioritise their study over soccer. Mainly training, but sometimes games too. When this message comes late (i.e., 5 pm, when training is at 7 pm) that’s annoying. But as a player, I think […]
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 […]