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Self-Reflection in Academia

By Aleksandra Szczodrowski | Diversity is one of the key terms of the early 21st century. Much effort is directed at creating and fostering inclusive and diverse living and working conditions, and academia is no exception to this. Yet, academia… Continue reading →

A Guide to Planning a Productive Writing Retreat

Krysten Blackstone | On Friday we published a post about productivity chalk full of useful tips.  But sometimes when I get into a really bad rut, I struggle to focus on writing at all.  It is always writing that is the… Continue reading →

Stop Making Fun of Your Students

By Richard Parfitt |   Something that’s bugged me ever since I started my PhD has been the number of my fellow academics that I see criticising their undergraduate students on social media, particularly on Twitter. Of course, you can see… Continue reading →

Creating and participating in a postgraduate community

By Sophie Allen | Partaking in postgraduate study can be – and in my experience – is very daunting. Moving to a new institution for my Masters encouraged me to get involved and make the effort to attend organised events… Continue reading →

A Journey into the Unknown: some advice on PhD fieldwork

By Ian MacNeill | Unlike Deiderik Strubbe, whose fieldwork related mishap is one of many amusing anecdotes included in Jim Jourdane’s recent illustrated collection of ‘Fieldwork Fails,’ (Handy link here), I cannot claim to have once been detained by a… Continue reading →

More Insights of an International Student – and our 3rd Birthday!

By Laura Harrison | This week Pubs and Publications turns three! In that time we have had 301 posts from 128 contributors, and 117,516 overall views. We have done a fair amount of celebratory posts in the past including our… Continue reading →

Hogwarts and Goodbyes and Newbies, Oh My!

By Krysten Blackstone | 2017 was quite the year for Pubs and Publications!  We exceeded our viewership from previous years, and added new readers and contributors.   As always, thank you to our new and old readers and contributors for your support! … Continue reading →

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