‘Insider Guides to Success in Academia’ offer support and practical advice to doctoral students and early career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia.
These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in the current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game – the things you need to know but usually aren’t told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units or supervisors - and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. Essential reading for doctoral students, early career researchers, supervisors, mentors or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia.
Reframing and Rethinking Collaboration in Higher Education and Beyond A Practical Guide for Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers
By Dely Lazarte Elliot
July 07, 2023
Focused on understanding the journey of international doctoral and early career scholars, this key book provides insight and guidance for those whose country of origin differs from where they have chosen to pursue a doctorate. Drawing on the experiences of PhD students, it harnesses invaluable ...
By Jon Rainford, Kay Guccione
July 04, 2023
Thriving in Part-Time Doctoral Study is a practical guide, designed to support part-time doctoral researchers in navigating their learning experience and providing them with the tools they need to succeed in academia, alongside the work and life challenges they may be facing. Featuring eight highly...
By Tseen Khoo, Phil Ward, Jonathan O'Donnell
June 01, 2023
This engaging, researcher-centred guide offers early career researchers foundational grants literacy that will serve them throughout their careers. It provides an insight into the culture of grantseeking, as well as tactics for grant writing. Getting Research Funded provides clear strategies on ...
By Inger Mewburn, Simon Clews
May 09, 2023
The world of the academic researcher is changing; it used to be enough to work hard, do your research and get your results published. Not so these days. Universities now expect researchers to share their work with the world, as widely as possible. ‘Publish or perish’ has been replaced by a new ...
By James Burford, Emily F. Henderson
December 30, 2022
Based on practical experiences and empirical research, Making Sense of Academic Conferences offers an introduction to the world of academic conferences. This accessible text also includes material to support researchers who are organising conferences. Offering guidance about presenting at, ...
By Pat Thomson
December 30, 2022
Revision is often taken as a largely instrumental process which happens after the real work of writing is done – it is an unavoidable and tedious process. Refining by contrast is imaginative work, it requires craft, connoisseurship and courage, and builds knowledge about academic writing ...
By Olga Degtyareva, Eva O.L. Lantsoght
November 30, 2021
This book is a toolbox for PhD students to plan and prepare for the PhD defence regardless of their scientific discipline or location. The authors discuss various defence formats that are used internationally and identify the main differences and similarities. With international examples, ...
By Katherine Firth, Liam Connell, Peta Freestone
December 22, 2020
Accessible, insightful and a must-have toolkit for all final year doctoral students, the founders of the ‘Thesis Boot Camp’ intensive writing programme show how to survive and thrive through the challenging final year of writing and submitting a thesis. Drawing on an understanding of the ...
By Narelle Lemon, Janet Salmons
October 13, 2020
Reframing and Rethinking Collaboration in Higher Education and Beyond delves deep into a Taxonomy of Collaboration underpinned by mindful choices – being present, aware, non-judgemental, curious and open – while also considering your and others’ strengths. In looking at how higher degree ...
By Lynn P. Nygaard, Kristin Solli
October 13, 2020
Responding to the growing popularity of the thesis by publication within doctoral education, this book offers practical advice and critical discussion of some of the central choices and challenges that PhD students considering dissertation options face. Drawing on current research and informed by...
By Petra Boynton
August 26, 2020
Are you studying or working in academia and in need of support? Perhaps you’re finding your work, study or personal life challenging or overwhelming; are experiencing bullying, harassment or abuse; or find your progress is being blocked by unfair, exploitative or precarious systems? Or perhaps you ...
By Nerida Spina, Jess Harris, Simon Bailey, Mhorag Goff
April 29, 2020
‘Making It’ as a Contract Researcher examines the contemporary experience of research employment in universities from the perspective of a significant yet often invisible group: temporary or contract researchers, who make up a substantial, and ever-growing, proportion of the academic research ...