Creativity – different for me, different for you

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011 in Academic, PhD | No Comments

As the Christmas break approaches in the UK and we are enjoying our first real fall of snow in Southern Scotland, there is a real ???end of term??? sense in the air. A good time therefore to focus on a skills/attribute/behavior that really benefits fr…

Confident Networking

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Academic, Career, PhD | One Comment

The natural networker is at an advantage in the modern world where relationships and connectivity are so vital. The rest of us can reflect on the behaviours and habits of life’s “schmoozers” and apply these to improve our own personal impact. This…

Social Media: Need convincing?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Academic, Career, PhD | One Comment

Today I’m working with a group of researchers the value of social media to their careers and doctoral training. A short workshop can only scratch the surface, but hopefully in this post I can point to a range of sites and share my thoughts on why …