6 nudges for new PhD Students

6 nudges for new PhD Students

Welcome, new student, To the (often surreal) life of a doctoral researcher. Through The Thriving Researcher and my work at the University of Oxford, I meet many hundreds of new students every year, and here are six nudges I come back to time and again that will help...
Why go on a writing retreat?

Why go on a writing retreat?

  Through June, The Thriving Researcher and Chapelgarth Writing Retreats hosted five collaborative day-long, online, writing retreats.   They were hugely popular, all 125 places booked out within 24 hours of being advertised, and we were joined by academics...
The problem with role models

The problem with role models

Over coffee last week, my friend Angela and I lamented how we sometimes miss emails in our inboxes. Even really, really important ones. Angela’s a post-doc, and she contrasted herself with her academic lead. This woman always delivers a detailed and careful...