Saturday, June 12, 2010

A successful Ph.D

This week at UQ there was a workshop on supervising Ph.D students that my colleague, Ben Powell went to. He said it was very helpful. It was run by ThinkWell. It looks like they have some really good material. Later I will write more about something Ben learnt about running more effective student-supervisor meetings.

Here is the Table of Contents of their book.


  • Care and maintenance of your supervisor
  • Write and show as you go: This is show and tell not hide and seek
  • Be realistic: It's not a Nobel Prize
  • Say no to distractions: Even the fun ones and the ones you think you must do
  • It's a job: That means working nine to five but you get holidays
  • Get help: You are not an owner-operator single person business
  • You can do it: A PhD is 90% persistence and 10% intelligence

Certainly looks like worth reading.

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