Habits, practices and dispositions of successful research students

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This post brings together a number of things that I’ve come to see as important for research students. They are based on what I know from research I’ve done, literature I’ve read, experience as a supervisor, and conversations with many students and supervisors at universities around the world. Constantly looking…

In the muddy middle

I read about something that resonated with my current state – the muddy middle. This is the conceptualisation of liminality. Liminality is a state of in-between-ness and ambiguity. I completely identify with this state. As a novice PhD student , I am still lurking on the outskirts of the academic scholarly world. I have not yet got … More In the muddy middle

Hello world!

This is my very first post. I feel like a little chick stepping out of its shell in the big wide world for the first time. I have promised myself to be a regular blogger so it helps me with my PhD proposal. If there are tricks to keeping me on track, would love to … More Hello world!