Photos from the first annual picnic

A lovely picnic was eaten on the park and some games were played.

Published in: on July 13, 2011 at 11:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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a look into the distant future…

One day… no, really, one day… we will come to the end of our PhDs!

And after thinking millions of thoughts and writing thousands of words, there will still be one job left to do. The dedication and acknowledgements. I know, I know… this might read as some sort of cruel joke given how, for many of us, this is miles away (light years), but I thought I’d lead you to an article (click me) on the Sussex Doctoral School blog all about writing those very final words… After all, it’s a bit of a motivator to think about getting to that stage.

And, let’s be honest, it’s a distraction from the real task, and when has that ever been a bad thing?  


Published in: on June 23, 2011 at 9:47 am  Comments (1)  
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today’s academic CV

I was talking yesterday to Tracy about recent trends in the style and layout of an academic CV. After a meeting with a guy at the careers centre (is this right Tracy?), it seemed that things were all change in the world of the academic CV. A front page bullet-pointing your main qualities/skills and the examples that show them? Appendices listing publications and conferences presented at? These things are all part of the wider landscape of building a reputation as an academic – something that’s more and more influenced by the digital networks we’re creating and engaging in.

I’ve just been reading this great article on the Thesis Whisperer (if you haven’t checked this blog out, it’s well worth a look – I’ve put it in the blogroll) all about the internet presence you carve out for yourself as an academic – something as important as your paper CV. Click here to read it. It seems like the importance of this is only going to grow. Could this be the subject of a mini-workshop we do at the next DTP group. Let me know if it’s interesting to you…


Published in: on June 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm  Comments (5)  

b101 – meet the 21st century

Dear inhabitants of b101,

I have dragged us into the wonders of the modern world. We now share a blog together – a place to make and remake our collective wisdom (this sounds as wishy washy as my thesis topic). If we want to be grounded about it (where’s the fun in that I ask) then it’s basically a place in cyberspace for us to exchange random stuff that may be useful, or just plain funny.

Any other readers, you are welcome to come along on the journey of our spectacular phds. You never know, there may be something helpful or amusing for you here too…



Published in: on June 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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