I can’t lay claim to having studied for a PhD, so in my curiosity to understand what the ‘wicked world of academia’ is like, I started by accessing this useful site www.jobs.ac.uk. I soon stumbled upon a blog entry by PhD student Heather Doran things I wish I had known at the start of my PhD
‘Draw on the experience of other PhD researchers’ was just one of the many tangible forms of advice Heather offered. …pertinent I thought, as my own situation required me to take from the experience of others. Heather’s advice extends to taking advantage of both the formal and informal learning opportunities. Blog about your experiences she encourages… “Blogging the trials and tribulations of your PhD can help get you through it, and make some friends along the way.”
Here was something else that resonated with me…..blogging….. this is the first of many blogs from me? That’s two things from the list….. what next ? What could you add ?