A Day in the Life of a Research Professor

A Day in the Life of a Research Professor

A Day in the Life of a Research Professor   David Roberts   5.30am: Wake up. It’s an old habit from my days of (a) commuting from West Worcestershire to Birmingham and (b) knowing I had to get into the Dean’s Office at 7am to do emails, sign forms and say hi to Wuhan, where […]

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Routes out from the PhD: plans and provocations

Routes out from the PhD: plans and provocations

The following is a plan and provocation for thinking about ‘routes out’ from the PhD in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.   ‘Routes out’ from the PhD might be interpreted as an instrumental and reductive term. Its utterance could very well make one want to blurt out ‘oh sh**!’ in a moment of existential crisis and panic. It raises […]

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The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

See here for a recent review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (“the Concordat”) is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. The Concordat was […]

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Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal By Prof John Mercer   We all know that feeling. You’ve finally made your mind up that you want to take the next big step – whether that’s a new job or going back to uni to do a postgrad degree. The only problem is that you […]

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Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Hi Regina, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Absolutely thrilled! I have to admit that it took me some days to realise that I have passed my viva – despite the whole department celebrating with me! What was your PhD title? Towards a New Theory of Metafiction: Literary Self-Reflexiveness in Contemporary British […]

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