The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2014 in review
This week I ran a workshop at UWE on the topic of putting together posters for the purpose of presenting research at conferences. I deliberately called this "Perfect Posters" because I had a sneaking suspicion that it might draw folks in and it did! So I began by telling the researchers that there probably isn't … Continue reading Perfect Posters! A guide for researchers
Last week I ran a 3 hour workshop for researchers entitled "Project Management in a Nutshell". This is a variation of a workshop that I have delivered to a number of different audiences. The problem for me is that project management is littered with jargon that makes it seem very daunting to the uninitiated. Add to … Continue reading Project Management in a Nutshell
As a follow on to the workshop on writing up the thesis, I ran a session on the final examination process for the research degree at UWE. What I try to do with these sessions is two-fold:- Knowledge is power - much of the process is organised by others but if the doctoral candidate knows … Continue reading The final viva voce examination
This week I ran a workshop for research students on the topic or writing up the thesis. I remember my own journey well and how exhausting it all seemed. I, probably like many other research students, did not relish the prospect of turning my research into a well crafted piece of writing so I procrastinated.. … Continue reading Writing up a PhD – The final straight?