Ever wondered what it's actually like going through the process of publishing an academic article? Think you're alone in awaiting a decision from a publisher? Well take a look at the following account, entitled 'Life Cycle of an Academic Article', which documents the ups and downs of writing an article, from start to finish. Although it is a reflection of the feelings … [Read more...] about Keep Calm and Carry On – The Life Cycle of an Academic Article
Did you know that the Counselling Service can help you with ongoing issues such as procrastination? How many of you are aware of the different types of support available to you as a Postgraduate Researcher at the University? This might sound like an odd thing to ask but I've found that although most PGRs are aware that services exist, such as the Counselling Service, few are … [Read more...] about Wellbeing Workshops & Courses at the University Counselling Service
Following on from my 'Are you on Twitter?' post a couple of weeks ago and also discussions with some PGRs from the University I thought it would be appropriate to provide a short introduction to getting started with Twitter (for researchers!) Firstly I thought I'd deal with all Twitter-related jargon before exposing you all to the joy that is the Twittersville: A tweet - a … [Read more...] about Short Guide to the Twitterverse
“Next-gen PhDs fail to find Web 2.0’s ‘on switch’” – THES, November 2009 A THES feature article in November 2009 suggested that new-generation PhDs are slow to grasp the opportunities associated with Web 2.0 technologies. Since the launch of the Research Information Network’s ‘Researchers of Tomorrow’ Project (http://tiny.cc/oXQsm) researchers are mapping how so-called … [Read more...] about Adventures in Researcher Development 2.0
To tweet or not to tweet? I wonder just how many PG researchers are using Twitter to help them with their research and to keep up to date with developments in their field and HE in general? Current research sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is looking into how PGRs use Web 2.0 technologies - the interim results suggest that this research will become … [Read more...] about Are you on Twitter?