Being Examined: Tips for your viva

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This wisdom comes from the 10th annual ‘Life beyond the PhD’ conference (#CLPhD) hosted at Cumberland Lodge. I was lucky enough to win a scholarship to attend and gather a multitude of hints and tips for my academic career…Now I plan to share them here for those who wish to read them…I have also experienced…
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5 career tips for a successful academic application

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This wisdom comes from the 10th annual ‘Life beyond the PhD’ conference (#CLPhD) hosted at Cumberland Lodge. I was lucky enough to win a scholarship to attend and gather a multitude of hints and tips for my academic career…Now I plan to share them here for those who wish to read them… Tip One: Potential…
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Developing your literature search strategy in 5 easy steps

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OK, so you have a research problem that you want to solve or answer using evidence based in the literature. You need to find the right literature and capture it by spreading your net wide, and in the right places. You need a strategy for searching the literature….a search strategy if you will. I hope…
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Top tips for #FreshersWeek #freshers2017 #Uni #StudentLife from an academic midwife

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Tis that time of year again when students from all over the world descend upon university campuses to embark upon a fun filled journey of learning, adventure and growth. Having been in education now for a number of years, I think this must be close to my tenth freshers week! Every year I get the…
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How to conduct research: A dummy’s guide to conducting research

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Seminars held by the worlds top universities generally present the most up to date and respected ideas in relation to conducting research. Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a conference where several seminars were held over a one week period…How very convenient!…These seminars in combination were able to map out a broad blue print…
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