Download as PDF So, you’ve completed your PhD. What next? Do you stay in academia? Do you leave? If you stay do you work as a Post Doc with your supervisor? Or do you try to find another role in a different group, department, school, faculty, university or country?
COVID-19 has wacked economies for six across the world. In Australia, the unemployment rate is 5.2%.i Although government support and rebatesii will hopefully prevent catastrophic job losses, the expectation is the unemployment rate will jump to over 10%iii before the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
Starting a PhD is a big decision. And there are lots of choices to make. What university? What topic? What group? Not to mention your supervisor. Then of course there are the practicalities of life such as work, where you live, and who you live with.
Download as PDF Universities and research are going through a tough time at the moment. Researchers/scientists are seen as less and less relevant – think climate change, vaccines, genetically modified crops, medicinal marijuana. Employment as an academic researcher has lost its shine. Degrees are being devalued. And graduates are wondering if it is all worth […]
In this video, I cover off five different points of failure within PhD programs and how you might address them.
When looking to change industries or careers, it can be hard to know what skills you have that other industries are interested in. That can make choosing a new sector, industry or job difficult. Identifying transferable skills is difficult. We can often see them in other people, but rarely in ourselves. Here are different approaches […]
The is the final blog in the series on What could make a PhD program fail. This blog covers insufficient data about the program and its operations.
We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of students and neglecting participants and knowledge transfer. Here, we look at making sure we plan well in advance of students starting – the fourth point of failure.
Failure to transfer knowledge We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of students and neglecting participants (students and supervisors alike). Here, we look at the next failure point – failure to transfer (program) knowledge amongst key staff.
Last week we looked at student or supervisor neglect, this week its critical mass.