Monthly Archives: September 2015

How not to fail your viva: a few tips on sidestepping a resubmission.

Failing your viva is every doctoral student’s worst nightmare, and for a small minority it’s a reality: major revisions, a resubmission, another viva, and a year to do it all. The finish line was right in front of you, you’re … Continue reading

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Happy Blogoversary! Looking back at the first year of Stuff At Unis

I’ve been blogging for exactly a year now, and it’s been an interesting and useful experience. I mainly started doing this for public engagement, to share the hot topics in and around higher education in a way that anyone can … Continue reading

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What takes the joy out of academic networking?

Conferences and seminars are part and parcel of the way that universities work. We get to present and discuss our work with (primarily academic) audiences from all over the country/world. This means that we can improve our own stuff and … Continue reading

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