Features

People features, brand reviews, advertorials and more. The spot for feature stories academics would find interesting.

3 hacks to writing effectively
3 hacks to writing effectively
by | Features

Most academic writers either don’t make a writing plan, or make a writing plan but don’t stick to it. For those that do write after making a plan to, the problem is that we do both in isolation. Jane Jones shares her tips on how we can increase our writing productivity. 

Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
by | Fashion/Style

“Academic wear” can be a tough nut to crack, especially for women. In this article, Thomasin Bailey lends her voice to the issue, powerfully weaving Shakespeare into her critique of what it means to be a woman in academia. She asks the all-important question: What should I wear to be “taken seriously”? It is often said that appearance […]

Who do you call a Professional?
Who do you call a Professional?
by | Features

On what terms does a professional get to identify as one? This is the question Kay Guccione turns inside-out on Stylish Academic this week.  I was inspired during a Twitter conversation a couple of weeks ago to consider concepts and perceptions of professionalism. The opinions offered online and the research literature on professionalism, professional trust, and professional development, […]

Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
by | Features

2016 feels long gone, seeing how much we already have packed into the New Year. That said, I do feel like 2017 has a very positive vibe about it. Have you set any goals for the new year? What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? For some of us, […]

Things to know before the PhD
Things to know before the PhD
by | Features

By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
by | Features

We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]