Making the most of academic conferences

I stumbled upon an interesting blog series this week by a PhD student, Owl_Meat, on “Harsh truths and bad conferences” (part 1, part 2 and part 3). “Conferences can be terrible.” I have been there, done that.  I have been the awkward poster tube hauling lonely academic wondering who on Earth will come and […]

A most monumental academic cock-up

Lately my twitter and blog reader are inundated with chatter about end of year exams and graduation.  So this week I’m going to tell you the story of my most monumental academic cock-up… Upon graduating from my BSc degree I was something like 2% away from a 1st and was called in for a viva for the opportunity […]