Closing the digital academic blog…

It’s so ironic… I left work last September. My career in education was always centred around virtual learning so here’s the irony. At a time […]

The abstract

The curious thing about an abstract is that although, after the title, it is the first text to be read, it is usually the last […]

Polishing the finished product

At the end of the viva there are various mixed emotions swirling around, for both the former student and the former supervisor. Relief that it […]

In the hot seat – defending the thesis

One of the unusual aspects in studying for a PhD is that the final examination of competence (and quality) is based not simply on the […]

post-viva reflections

Flowers from Cristina Devecchi after the viva For six years, there’s been a V-shaped light at the end of the PhD tunnel. Now the viva […]

Reviewing and revising

One of the strange but common occurrences in producing large pieces of writing is that the writer frequently becomes so close to the text that […]

The Cinderella Paradox

image from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/cinderella-having-tried-on-the-glass-slipper-produces-its-news-photo/3322408 Research based on teaching and learning has been named the Cinderella of higher education. As a result, the scholarly endeavours of practitioners […]

Appendices and archives

As with every piece of substantial research, it can be a problem to decide what needs to stay in the main text and what can […]

A PhD is a thing of joy

image from https://pixabay.com/photos/backdrop-block-brick-building-21534/ Since seeing the quote ‘a PhD is a thing of joy‘ at last week’s Research Conference at the University of Northampton, I’ve […]

The Other Side of Lurking Part Three – rethinking digital practice

image from https://pixabay.com/photos/zen-stacked-stone-meditation-1412305/ As I prepare to leave my current role, my visible digital participation has reduced to an occasional retweet. I’m now watching from […]

Checking references and citations

It is amazing how many students get into a muddle over the simple process of ensuring accurate links to the supporting evidence for their claims. […]

Conclusions and recommendations

For a PhD, indeed for most academic research, the researcher is judged more on the quality and justification of the research method, rather than getting […]

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