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Some tentative advice about advice

Some tentative advice about advice

Caveat lector… or let the reader beware: tentative advice about advice Having come to the end of my PhD journey (I study self-help books, so I feel entitled to label things a ‘journey’ now), I have digested rather a lot of advice over the last four years. If you’re anything like me (neuroticcurious and concerned […] … learn more→

Unhelpful PhD advice

Unhelpful PhD advice

No matter who you are, when you start your PhD advice falls around you like fine rain. Despite the fact that I worked in research education already, lots of people felt free to give me advice when I started. I noticed that the advice ranged from the banal and obvious: “Don’t leave all your writing […] … learn more→

Have I got “advice” for you…

I want you to imagine that you are going to build a fence. You have a wide choice of potential materials and style. Well and good. But you haven’t build a fence before, so where do you go for some advice? You can: (1) go to someone who has built a fence – yes one […] … learn more→