A Case of Workaholism

I am a workaholic. There is no denying that. People who know me know that I work a lot. I have had a really interesting relationship with my workaholic tendencies. When I was younger, in early undergraduate years, I was extremely proud of this. Boasting that I worked 30+ hours a week whilst also doing large amounts of study and […]

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The four things keeping me organised.

I have been lucky enough to land numerous casual contracts this study period which are keeping me very busy. Working for multiple courses can be challenging because you need to stay on top of various deadlines simultaneously. I explain my organisation techniques in more detail on the YouTube channel. Day to View Diary. I use my day to view diary […]

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Weird aspects of academia

Academia is such a weird place, filled with weird traditions, weird rules, and weird experiences…. Like the fact that not only do you not get paid when you publish an article, you actually have to pay to get it published. Like the fact that you get employed by a university and often a key aspect of your job is winning […]

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My Post PhD Submission Plans

One of the biggest questions you get asked after you submit a PhD is- “so what’s next?” For me the answer is both extremely straightforward and completely complex… As I started working full time six months ago, I am not in the job hunting stage that many post-phd submitters are in. I really enjoy my job and I am learning […]

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Sell your PhD: Creativity

  If you want to read about the previous ‘sell your skills’ click here. Creativity is an incredibly transferable and important skill for a variety of industries. It is often not an attribute that is listed on job descriptions. However, it is one that employers value and one that can allow you to really make a stamp on your workplace […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Christine a 1st year PhD Student and ‘Scholar Culture’ blogger.

  A Day in the life of Christine (a 1st year social work and political science PhD student & blogger): Hey Scholars! I’m Christine. After finding my profession as a social worker, I have found my passion for helping other students, friends, and colleagues who are driven to succeed in academia. In some way’s higher education is out of date, […]

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