Category: Professional Development

How to Structure Your Academic Paper

We hope that everyone is keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times. And to help you focus on your university work (we appreciate it may be hard!), this time we would like to tell more »

For students: how to get published (part 1)

If you are considering a career in academia and research it may be worth thinking about publishing your work while you are studying. Although as a student, you probably will not be submitting to the more »

How to Stay Motivated

Sustaining motivation can be tough in the most favourable circumstances. And it gets tougher when you get stuck in a rut and bored with the activities you have been doing for a while. This could more »

Find a Good MOOC and Succeed in It

Traditionally, a lot of people make long and often overly ambitious New Year’s resolutions lists in January. Climb Mount Everest. Run 10 marathons in 10 days. Swim with sharks. Write a bestselling novel. A lot more »

Let’s talk about feedback

Imagine a world where the members of a famous football club or an iconic film star had no one to advise them on how there were doing whether on a football pitch or in front more »

Give your Referees the Treatment they Deserve!

When applying for university, scholarships or jobs, many times you are asked to provide references to ensure academic standing or the level of professionalism you demonstrate. Great references are very valuable, so why do we more »

Free Software for Students

Software that is free, online and useful for students. Take a look at our list of free software for students.

Free Software for Research and Teaching

Software that is useful for educators, all free, all online. Most of these need to be downloaded, but once done you can often use them offline. I want to…. … write an article AbiWord OpenOffice … add references to my article