Tag: writing

Nature: What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Nature: What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Doctoral courses are slowly being modernized. Now the thesis and viva need to catch up. What is the best way for a PhD student to summarise their work from the past three, four, five (hopefully not more!) years? Given how much the PhD has changed over the last few decades (from a form of apprenticeship …

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Nature: How to build a better PhD

Nature: How to build a better PhD

There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved. How to build a better PhD is a feature piece published in Nature on 2 December 2015. The PhD currently not doing enough to train early career researchers for the career paths they are going …

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BBC News: Battling sleeping sickness

BBC News: Battling sleeping sickness

YAY – yesterday my first article for BBC News online was published! I thought it was a great story, and so it also features in this weeks’ Science in Action (which I produced!) and is first broadcast today at 18:32 GMT. The story is quite tough, and for someone who has absolutely no idea about …

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