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#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
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I recently handed in and passed my PhD viva in April. The congratulatory messages from friends and family has had me floating and twirling in the air. But no sooner than the giddy feeling takes hold, I find myself aground again. The truth is it doesn’t feel like it’s over. I still watch Netflix and […]

My Caribbean Research Trip
My Caribbean Research Trip
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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 […]

How to be a Digital Academic 2
How to be a Digital Academic 2
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

Meet the Career Girl | Fola’ Adeyemo
Meet the Career Girl | Fola’ Adeyemo
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Folashade Adeyemo is a member of the Nigerian Bar. She is also currently a PhD student at Brunel University, UK. Her research looks at the financial stability of Nigerian banks and explores the regulatory framework.

Meet the Career Girl | Esther Moyin
Meet the Career Girl | Esther Moyin
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Esther is a graduate of University of Warwick, UK. She is currently a management consultant, who is keen on the progress of African businesses and the growth of African nations. A woman of many hats, Esther is also the creative director @ Belle & Grace, an African fashion enterprise inspired by the beauty of the continent. […]

Meet the Career Girl | Furaha Asani
Meet the Career Girl | Furaha Asani
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Furaha is a second year PhD student at the Department of Infection and Immunity, the University of Sheffield, UK. She is a Biochemist, currently doing immunology-related research. Furaha also writes short articles for ‘African hadithi’, an online magazine. Her articles are mostly opinion pieces about a whole range of topics from women’s body issues to interracial relationships in Africa.