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Three Tips for Recruiting The Right Undergraduate Research Assistants
September 24, 2018
If you are a PhD candidate or a postdoc, you may find yourself in need of a research assistant or two. The perfect candidates? Enterprising undergraduates who may (or may not!) be looking for experience in the field or lab. But all undergrads are not created equal. Which begs the question: How do you go about finding the right one? Read on for three tips aimed at helping you attract the best and brightest undergraduate talent.

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How To Prepare Properly For Fieldwork
September 11, 2018
If you are working towards your doctoral degree and you are new to the fieldwork scene, there are a few things you should know. Let's take a closer look at how to prepare for fieldwork.

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Eight Alternative Career Paths for PhDs
August 27, 2018
Let’s face it: Academia is not for everyone. But if you have already put the time and effort into getting a PhD, you may feel trapped. The good news? You do not have to stay in academia to make the most of your PhD. Instead, pursue one of these eight career options instead.

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Four Things for Archivists to Know in the Digital World
August 16, 2018
When we hear the word 'archives,' thoughts of dark rooms filled with dusty papers from ancient times may first come to mind. However, the fact is that archives are very relevant to the modern world -- and so are those who maintain them. Thinking about becoming an archivist yourself? If so, here are...

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Five PhDs Fields to Help Foster Biodiversity
July 23, 2018
Biodiversity is the 'infrastructure' that keeps our planet alive. Without biodiversity, the earth's ecosystems suffer and die. And biodiversity in many of the world's vital ecosystems is currently imperiled - largely because of the impact of humans. The good news? Just as humans have contributed to ...

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The Autumn School Advantage: A Must-Read for Climate Change PhD Students
July 19, 2018
We often talk about the many benefits of summer school. However, it’s not the only option for PhD students in climate change fields looking to give themselves an inside edge. As summer reaches its midway point, now is a good time to stop and assess the divide between where you are and where you wa...

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A Three-Stage Approach to PhD Success
July 16, 2018
Undertaking a PhD is no small feat. However, as with many things in life, doing a PhD becomes more manageable if you break it down to its parts. Read on for a three-stage approach, which lays the groundwork for a productive and successful PhD experience.

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Pros And Cons Of Working In A New Research Lab
July 2, 2018
Wondering whether you'll win or lose by working for a new research lab? We've got the scoop.

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How To Fit In When You Join A Lab Abroad
June 18, 2018
If you're starting a PhD or postdoc, you may opt to join a lab abroad. Here are a few tips on how to fit in. Let's take a closer look.

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5 Tips To Beat The End Of Semester Exhaustion
June 5, 2018
If you're a PhD student, you know all-too-well the burnout that you face at the end of the semester. The fatigue. The anxiety. The sprint to the end. Let's take a closer look at five tips to beat that end of semester exhaustion.

News

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October 11, 2018

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently announced his government has committed one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to research and deve...


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October 5, 2018

Earlier this year, the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released data for the 2016-2017 year. While significant in and of itself, the ...


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September 27, 2018

A robot and a scientist walk into a bar... So begins the marriage of comedy and robots. Turns out robots are funny, at least when artificial intellige...