Monthly Archives: January 2015

Got a letter in the mail…

I got a letter in the mail on Friday from a regional council I applied for a job with a week or two ago. I was at the office spending the day working on a paper with a friend and … Continue reading

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Horror Stories

Turns out, the PhD examination process is a lot like pregnancy/birth.* Why? Two reasons. Firstly, because you hear a lot of horror stories – indeed, everyone has one, if not their own, then their supervisor’s, or their student’s, or their … Continue reading

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Academic writing – hiking or building?

For me, academic writing is a creative activity. I know it’s not that way for everyone – my partner, an ecologist, never felt that his writing was a creative activity. For him, creativity occurred mainly during the design phase of … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Error Message

Went looking for jobs today. Seek, then the various state, territory and federal government job websites. Tried to access UniJobs, got this message: “We’re Sorry. But it seems our site is currently undergoing an abnormally large amount of traffic at … Continue reading

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Post- PhD, Pre- Anything Else.

It’s a cliche, but it’s a New Year and a New Start. But seriously – for me, it is. On the 22nd of December, 2014, I submitted my PhD thesis. It’s now 2015 and I have to Do Other Things. … Continue reading

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