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12 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students

12 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students | Education | Scoop.it
Can't write your PhD? Writer's block for PhD students is common. Unstuck yourself from writers block with these 12 tips and get your writing juices flowing.
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My Top 20 PhD Viva Questions

My Top 20 PhD Viva Questions | Education | Scoop.it
Waiting for a PhD or MSc viva is a nerve wracking experience even for the coolest people. What is the best way to prepare? What kind questions will the examiners ask. I have conducted dozens of PhD...
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Great list of questions to prepare for your PhD viva voce. 

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"Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" is an actual science paper accepted by a journal

It's literally just those seven words, over and over again.
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What the best education systems are doing right

What the best education systems are doing right | Education | Scoop.it
In South Korea and Finland, it's not about finding the "right" school.
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Labour’s proposed £6K fees policy to be omitted from leader’s conference speech

Labour’s proposed £6K fees policy to be omitted from leader’s conference speech | Education | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls wants to formulate funding before announcing policy
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Is the decision to bring UK higher ed fees down to £6,000 good or bad? No decision made yet apparently. 

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What Do Professors Do All Day?

What Do Professors Do All Day? | Education | Scoop.it
These charts break down the proportion of time they spend on different activities more clearly....
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Pages Directory | Facebook Newsroom

Pages Directory | Facebook Newsroom | Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re interested in data science or design, there’s an official Facebook Page for you. See what goes on behind the scenes at Facebook.
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Did you know about all these Facebook pages? Some are very interesting for education and research purposes. 

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There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia

There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia | Education | Scoop.it
I've seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, eating disorders, and thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an issue that needs to be addressed
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Everything is going to be fiiiiiiine. 

Or that's what I'll keep telling myself until I am done :)

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Community Post: 10 Uniquely Stunning College Campuses From Around The World

Community Post: 10 Uniquely Stunning College Campuses From Around The World | Education | Scoop.it
I mean, I wouldn't mind studying if I went here.
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Am I Professor Material? | profserious

Am I Professor Material? | profserious | Education | Scoop.it
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Fun test to find out if you are professor material..and if it's too late :) to take at several stages of life :)

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What Mobile App Developers Know About Designing Great Customer Experiences

What Mobile App Developers Know About Designing Great Customer Experiences | Education | Scoop.it
Notes from the frontier of pricing strategy.
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Pricing strategies gone smart as they get embedded within the customer experience. Mobile applications lead the way 

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Can Social Media Make Customers More Civilized?

Can Social Media Make Customers More Civilized? | Education | Scoop.it
The same platforms that make complaints go viral can also expose unflattering customer excess.
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the discussion chapter – it's about taking flight

the discussion chapter – it's about taking flight | Education | Scoop.it
A long time ago I visited the albatross sanctuary on the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand. I was there at a time when the fledglings were exercising their wings, but had not yet reached the point whe...
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Time to let the wings unfold and take flight!

Very useful read for anyone, like me, stuck at the beginning of the discussion chapter of their thesis, 

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Finding the Right Metaphor for Your Presentation

Finding the Right Metaphor for Your Presentation | Education | Scoop.it
It’s worth the effort, because it provides a shortcut to understanding.
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Metaphors help you connect with an audience at a deeper level and allow them to relate your content to their own experiences. 

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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit | Education | Scoop.it
should we be more worried that we are robbing our children of the ability to Snapchat and play “Candy Crush” all day if we don’t hand them a smartphone, or should we more worried that we would be robbing them of a healthier, less dependent development if we do hand them a smartphone?
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12 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students

12 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students | Education | Scoop.it
Can't write your PhD? Writer's block for PhD students is common. Unstuck yourself from writers block with these 12 tips and get your writing juices flowing.
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Scots universities in top 100 list

Scots universities in top 100 list | Education | Scoop.it
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Happy to see that the University of Glasgow is 9th in the UK and 55th worldwide. Provided that rankings really matter. 

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Les 10 plus vieilles universités du monde | meltycampus.fr

Les 10 plus vieilles universités du monde | meltycampus.fr | Education | Scoop.it
Les universités sont souvent plus anciennes qu'il n'y parait. Aujourd'hui, certaines d'entre elles ne sont plus visitées que par les touristes. Mais ce n'est pas le cas de toutes. meltyCampus vous propose de découvrir
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Rossel fait entrer l'e-commerce à HEC-ULg | References.be

Rossel fait entrer l'e-commerce à HEC-ULg | References.be | Education | Scoop.it
Sous l'impulsion du groupe Rossel et de quatre pointures du web, HEC-ULg met sur pied une chaire en digital marketing et e-commerce. Objectif : mieux former les étudiants aux attentes du marché de l'emploi.

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Nouveau Master en Marketing Digital à HEC-ULg pour la rentrée académique prochaine
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Digital skills gap: how can modern marketing courses stay relevant?

Digital skills gap: how can modern marketing courses stay relevant? | Education | Scoop.it
As marketing jobs become evermore technical and data-driven, both academic and practitioner-led courses are under pressure to remain relevant, but there is a middle way argues Lorna Walker
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Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse

Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse | Education | Scoop.it

Online abuse is more akin to a slow poison that continually erodes confidence, security, and peace of mind


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Dr Claire Hardaker is funded by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University. Her research in the field of social media looks at topics such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming.

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The principles of sustainability - OpenLearn - Open University

The principles of sustainability - OpenLearn - Open University | Education | Scoop.it
Just what does sustainable clothing mean to your brand?
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State puts weight behind teaching qualification data

State puts weight behind teaching qualification data | Education | Scoop.it
Academics fear thin end of wedge
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University of Glasgow :: College of Social Sciences :: News and events

University of Glasgow :: College of Social Sciences :: News and events | Education | Scoop.it
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