3 Minute Reads // “Does that make sense?” How schoolteaching made me a better academic
When I completed my doctorate, I was still quite new to this teaching malarkey. It wasn’t until I re-read my old PhD thesis after several years in the profession that I realised just how much my writing style had changed – and, I believe, improved – as a result of what I’d learnt in the…
A poem about trauma, and strength, and rising above.
3-Minute Reads // A love letter to The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (BritGrad)
When I look back on my first BritGrad conference in 2018, I still struggle to put into words what a profound and lasting effect the entire experience had on me both professionally and personally. BritGrad was, without doubt or hyperbole, a defining moment in my academic journey…
The alternative academic: celebrate your transferable PhD skills!
Whatever point you’re at in your doctoral programme, it’s a safe bet that by now you’ve already developed the kinds of useful and *demonstrable* transferable skills that employers love. Here’s what I wish I knew back when I first started applying for roles outside of the academy!