I LOL’d !

I LOL’d !

This is an import from my other (pop culture) blog but these were just so funny that I wanted to share them here as well .. grad students need to smile to! I must be living under a cyber-rock . . . .  .as until today I had never heard of damn you auto correct. If … Continue reading

Ideas for a PhD iPad workflow

Ideas for a PhD iPad workflow

I am going to be doing quite a bit of communing this coming semester – 1 class even involves an overnight trip (it’s a full day teaching and is both a great Cv opportunity and good money) so I began to wonder how best I can utilise the time I am ‘in commute’ to get … Continue reading

Screw you 2012!

Screw you 2012!

Dear 2012 You were meant to be a great year. You opened with me getting a new, permanent job in my dream location, complete with a house one street from the beautiful white beach. The move here was exciting and I was full of hope for my new position which promised me that a year … Continue reading

My first book review

My first book review

Before my life spiralled out of .. well, not control exactly, but let’s just say before it took a sharp turn, I accepted and opportunity to do an academic book review for a fairly important journal in my discipline.  Actually, in my hurry to re-enter academia, I solicited the opportunity for even when the book … Continue reading

On the edge & peeking over

On the edge & peeking over

All the clocks are ticking, my iphone alert is flashing, the provisional to-do list has progressed from vague scratchings to urgent jobs that need attention . The thing that has been terrifying me – the thought of leaving a well paid job and entering financial and professional uncertainty is all-but-here. My beautiful 2012 Moleskine diaries … Continue reading

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

Adjunct or sessional teaching can be a godsend for those of us crazy enough to go to grad school and is even gaining some currency as a way to teach at university level for those who are having difficulty in securing ongoing, full time employment. I have been away from sessional/adjuncting for about 5 years … Continue reading

Planning the Big Move

Planning the Big Move

I was in Perth (Western Australia) for the past 24 hours to view some postgraduate housing near my university. I was hoping that I could find something suitable and cut though the red tape of real estate agencies or owners who have dozens of applicants to choose from. Also, being right next to campus should … Continue reading

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis offers some excellent video’s and webinars for grad students looking for inspiration and help in writing their dissertations (in the UK and Australia there is no distinction between ‘thesis’ and ‘dissertation’ in the sense that there is in the USA. There are tons of resources on the website for grad students … Continue reading