The value of PhD supervision…

Interesting piece on PhD supervision: When a PhD supervision session constitutes just another blocked-out hour in a besieged diary, it can be all too easy to forget that it could make an impression that stays with the student for the rest of their research career. We asked five academics for their recollections of the PhD supervision they received, and the way it had informed their own approach to tutoring. Three had enjoyed excellent supervision that…

PhD Skills

Postgraduates do not realise how employable they are. Pat Cryer explains how to get well paid job. "Students often give up when they realise how few jobs there are in their specialism. Believing they have nothing else to offer they end up jobless." The long haul is over and the prospect of lucrative job offers are an enticing alternative to months of solitary confinement in the research laboratory. Yet very few PhD students do themselves…