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My Caribbean Research Trip
My Caribbean Research Trip
by | Features

Think Caribbean, think reggae music, beaches, and dance. This PhD researcher, Gabi Ferdinand, cleverly wraps it all up in a study, and shakes some booty while at it. Here is our interview with Gabi on her field research trip to Trindad & Tobago. Tell us about your research… My research looks at brands and how […]

10 must-have Academic fashion picks
10 must-have Academic fashion picks
by | Fashion/Style

A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe. Have you ever been in the situation where you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear to an outing? That’s right, me too. It is because the semi-wrong items occupy the front row in our closets. As academic researchers, comfort and class are key. We want […]

All ado about Amal Clooney
All ado about Amal Clooney
by | Fashion/Style

Amal Clooney is an epitome of style and smarts, and that’s why we love her! She is in a class of her own, as she dominates the fashion scene in New York. A New York Times article goes: At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Amal Clooney walked into Classroom 103 in William and June Warren Hall at Columbia Law School…dressed in […]

Trench Coat has feminist history
Trench Coat has feminist history
by | Fashion/Style

Who would have thought that the trench coat is an icon of women emancipation? Josh Sims’ new book, Icons of Women’s style (2015), drops this bombshell. During the early 1920s, women wore the trench coat  as a statement of emancipation, just as it made a fashion statement.

Networking made easy in 5 Dos
Networking made easy in 5 Dos
by | Lifestyle

1) Have a business card ready The more creative the business card design, the better. I remember this one business card I collected at an African Women conference. I couldn’t put it away after saving the details. It looked so good sitting on my desk, I couldn’t let it go. This of course meant that every morning, […]

How to be a Digital Academic 2
How to be a Digital Academic 2
by | Features

Digital media tools are fast becoming a significant part of academic life. To ignore them is to fall behind. This is why when Jobs and Piirus advertised a workshop on The Digital Academic, I just had to be there. If you were unable to make it to the event, do follow this series of 3 […]

How to be a Digital Academic 1
How to be a Digital Academic 1
by | Features

I arrived Scarman House, Warwick University, with high expectations. It was the venue for the Digital Academic workshop organised by Jobs.ac.uk and Piirus. At the end of the event, I was glad I came. It was worth the energy it took to make it there. I got to take a selfie with the amazing Thesis Whisperer – […]

Event | The Digital Academic
Event | The Digital Academic
by | Features

The Digital Academic: Tools and Tips for Research Impact and ECR Employability  Organised by Jobs.ac.uk in collaboration with Piirus.com Date: Monday 23rd March 2015 Venue: Scarman Training & Conference Centre at the University of Warwick Speakers: Dr Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer), Dr Nadine Muller, and Andy Tattersall Fee: £20 Social media and digital tools are now a staple of many […]

“Almost” by Kemi Ogunniyi
“Almost” by Kemi Ogunniyi
by | Features

In a few seconds her name would be called next. She had dreamt of this moment over and over. Just last night, she tripped over something on the stage and fell and everybody laughed at her. Stupid dreams, more like nightmares. She took a deep breath in and tried to focus on the stage. For […]