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Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know

Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Trying to complete a PhD thesis in time for the October deadline? We share some advice on getting over that final hurdle
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Positivity and the PhD

Positivity and the PhD | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
So here you are, living the dream: maybe funded, part funded or not at all, but either way managing somehow to do a PhD. What a privilege! Organising your time exactly as you please, exploring an i...
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"Demystifying the Viva"

"Demystifying the Viva" | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
So I thought it was about time to get into gear and follow up with some of my “to-do” blogs that have been on my list. Yesterday, I spoke at the Faculty of Science and Technology PGR event entitled...
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Preparing for the PhD oral exam

Preparing for the PhD oral exam | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
As a supervisor it is part of my job to help doctoral researchers prepare for their viva. I’ve not done one myself, as Australian PhDs are typically examined by means of a long report from two or t...
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Don’t mock the mock: The importance of a having a practice viva

Don’t mock the mock: The importance of a having a practice viva | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Jenna Condie is a Postgraduate Researcher who lectures in Psychology and Media Psychology at the University of Salford. She is an enterprising academic or ‘Enterprademic’  taking an entrepreneurial...
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3 Step Method Of Communicating Effectively With Your PhD Supervisor - Next Scientist

3 Step Method Of Communicating Effectively With Your PhD Supervisor - Next Scientist | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Communicating effectively with your PhD supervisor is an art you must master to succeed in a PhD. Check this 3-steps to communicate with your PhD supervisor
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How to create a Gantt Chart using Microsoft Excel - MMU Graduate School

Gantt Chart Tutorial steps Step 1: Create a table of tasks, start date, duration and end date. Step 2: Go to Insert tab, Bar Chart and select 2D Stacked Bar ...
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OpenProj - Project Management

OpenProj - Project Management | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Open Source desktop project management
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OpenProj is an open project management software, which intends to be a complete desktop replacement for Microsoft Project. It runs on the Java Platform, allowing it to run on a variety of different operating systems.

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Project Planner | Online Gantt Chart | Tom's Planner

Project Planner | Online Gantt Chart | Tom's Planner | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Create and share Gantt charts online with Tom's Project Planner online Gantt chart software. Project Planning Software with drag and drop simplicity.
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The Essential Skills Series - Project Management

Beth is a born project manager. Organised, forward thinking and full of ideas. She is talking to us about to-do lists, useful tools and how to make sure you ...
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Handing in the PhD - yes, it's a checklist!

Handing in the PhD - yes, it's a checklist! | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
There’s nothing quite like the countdown to handing in the PhD. Puff pant, puff pant. I think I can, I think I can. But.... On the one hand, you may be absolutely sick of the sight of the text and ...
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Research Zebra: How to manage your supervisor 1 - Finding the needle

Research Zebra: How to manage your supervisor 1 - Finding the needle | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
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When is it right to write?

When is it right to write? | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
When is it right to write? This is a common source of anxiety amongst PhD researchers, not helped by the competitive nature of many writing challenges set on twitter. Whilst they can help some, the...
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Don't send your PhD examiner to sleep

Don't send your PhD examiner to sleep | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
It’s 7. 30 pm and Pat is in the lounge room reading. She is examining a thesis but finding it hard to stay awake. Big Brother wonders what the problem might be and summons her to the diary room. “W...
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How to manage a research library with Zotero

Keeping up to date with research and managing an ever-increasing number of journal articles is skill that must be well-honed by academics. Here, Alex Hope sets out how his workflow has developed us...
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Five things successful PhD students refuse to do

Five things successful PhD students refuse to do | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
High achievers work out how to stand their ground and make the most of every opportunity
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Me and my PhD supervisor: tales of love and loathing

Me and my PhD supervisor: tales of love and loathing | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
Academics discuss how supervisors shaped their teaching
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What to do when your thesis is rejected by the examiners

What to do when your thesis is rejected by the examiners | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
If you start a blog called 'The Thesis Whisperer' I suppose you should expect students to write to you asking for personal help. What has surprised me however is how OFTEN I get emails from student...
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15 Tips For PhD Students In Their First Week - Next Scientist

15 Tips For PhD Students In Their First Week - Next Scientist | Research Project Management | Scoop.it
During the first week of a PhD you feel lost. Follow these tips for PhD students that are at the beginning of their PhDs and get a head start.
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The Essential Skills Series - Time Management

Most people think they're good at managing time. You only find out when the pressure's on. James Langley, an Accenture Senior Manager and James McCann who's ...
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How To...Create a Basic Gantt Chart in Excel 2010

Learn how to create a basic Gantt Chart in Microsoft Excel 2010. In simple steps you can create a professional looking chart using basic project scheduling d...
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