WRITER/RESEARCH: PhD Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters in the Second World War

My Google Alert for 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is going quite bonkers over the last few weeks (see example, and I post some to a Facebook page), and I've also seen comparisons of the current coronavirus crisis with the Second World War, and the need for 'the Blitz spirit' and the need to be 'all in it together', so I thought I'd do an overdue task and re-upload my PhD to my website. The…

10 Truths for Prospective PhDs

Important reading if you're planning on doing a PhD: As a prospective PhD student, you are precious. Institutions want you – they gain funding, credibility and profile through your presence. Do not let them treat you like an inconvenient, incompetent fool. Do your research. Ask questions. Use these 10 truths to assist your decision. The 10 are as follows: The key predictor of a supervisor’s ability to guide a postgraduate to completion is a good record…

PhD Vivas

I've only ever sat a PhD viva, and not yet supervised a PhD, or sat in on a viva, but I do remember my own experiences, so great story in Times Higher this week: In my limited experience, it is not the personal dimension of relationships that can fail the PhD candidate, but their very impersonality. My field of business and management studies is vast and fragmented. Some of us build careers within a sub-paradigm of…

Foucault-flaunting prose?

I'm a keen supporter of the plain English campaign, but I also used Foucauldian discourse analysis as the basis of my PhD! In @timeshighered this week: Dense, wordy, wooden, Foucault-flaunting prose? There is another way, scholar tells Matthew Reisz If you have ever needlessly added the term "Foucauldian" to a journal article or bludgeoned readers by starting an epic sentence with reference to the "post-Mendel application of Lamarck's apparently superseded scientific theory by non-empirical social…
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