This week’s pick’n’mix: thoughts on academic competition further up the food-chain, tumblrs

Well, I wrote this when the actual news was topical, but the underlying reasons will probably always be in season, so!… Live-blog of the University of Leicester press conference of their unearthing of Dick the Third (said affectionately). Around the 11.10am mark there is a print-screen of a twitter-conversation between Mary Beard and some other … More This week’s pick’n’mix: thoughts on academic competition further up the food-chain, tumblrs

#esrcphd ESRC First-year Conference 2013 live blog

Notes to take away so far: Impact is reeeally important. You need a hook to make people interested in your work. For this, you can get help from university press-teams. Take opportunities at face value, they might not come along again. Take on as many collaborators as feasible. 11:55 Ken Benoit stongly suggests taking quantitative … More #esrcphd ESRC First-year Conference 2013 live blog