Blogs

We are all keen bloggers and love to read other people’s work. Click on any of the links below to find out more about our featured bloggers. If you know of a blogger you think should be featured here, please submit to us through this form. We do not accept a fee to showcase a blogger here: we just think these sites are awesome and more people should read them!

Research Degree Insiders

Get the inside scoop on all aspects of research higher degrees (like MPhils and PhDs), including writing, productivity and staying well during your degree.

Patter

Patter blogs about academic writing and research education. She also occasionally writes about public engagement, funding and other academic annoyances/eccentricities. Although she is a full time Professor in a School of Education, her secret mission is to make the hidden rules of the academic game clear and manageable for emerging researchers.

DoctoralWriting SIG

DoctoralWritingSIG is a forum where people who are interested in doctoral writing can come together to share information, resources, ideas, dreams (perhaps even nightmares!) in a spirit of building knowledge and skills around higher degree research writing.

Conference Inference

Conference Inference a blog all about the complex, contested and sometimes kooky world of academic conferences. Founded by Emily F. Henderson and James Burford (University of Warwick), Conference Inference is a home for creative and analytical takes on academic gatherings. We stay curious about conferences, regularly sharing new research, under-considered accounts, and fresh ideas for conference futures.

From PhD to Life

Short rants, advice, and inspiration for PhDs and prospective graduate students, especially about careers after graduate school. Weekly. Occasional announcements and information about podcast guest appearances, upcoming events, and the like.

Post-Pandemic University

What sort of university will emerge from this crisis? The Post-Pandemic University is an online magazine, podcast and conference series based in the Institute of Education at the University of Manchester and co-ordinated by Mark Carrigan.

The hidden curriculum in doctoral education

We are a team of higher education academics, developers, psychologists and philosophers with years of experience in designing and delivering doctoral education and researcher development activities. We, and our guests write about the ‘hidden curriculum’ of doctoral education.

The Prolifiko Blog

Tools, tactics and strategies to help researchers achieve a better, more balanced relationship with writing. Articles by writing productivity coaches Bec Evans and Chris Smith who together, have decades of experience helping writers beat their blocks, stay motivated and keep going.

Viva Survivors

A daily blog of viva help. Updates every day with posts on viva prep, expectations, examiners, confidence and more.