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Top five tips when asking for an academic reference (or any for that matter)

Having now both asked for academic references and been asked for academic references.  I thought it would be useful to share some brief insight in how to make the process as smooth as possible for both parties.  Whilst this advice … Continue reading

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Time Diet:  Productivity tools for life in the lab (and outside)

It is often said that time is money.  However to me time is time.  It’s our most precious commodity.  Money can be both in short resource, which can be crippling, and in good supply, so much so that infinite does … Continue reading

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Remember netbooks, got an old one spare, donate it?

Once upon a time laptops were large, bulky and potentially useful as an alternative to carrying bricks in a rucksack for weight training.   Enter, the netbook.  These lighter devices capable of running various operating systems including Windows enabled us … Continue reading

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Why can’t postdocs propose and lead projects

It is increasingly something I am perplexed about, at least in the UK. You need the money to do the research but need the research to gain the money. Therefore how does one gain the independence to get the money … Continue reading

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