Advice from senior academics · Career development · Mentor

The 3 Essential Qualities of an Awesome Academic Mentor

A mentor can be a huge asset to your career and personal development, especially in the early stages. But who is the right mentor for you? Dr Lynda Tait shares the 3 essential qualities to look out for to find an awesome academic mentor… Isolation and a lack of institutional knowledge are shared challenges for… Continue reading The 3 Essential Qualities of an Awesome Academic Mentor

Career development · Conferences · Ecrag Member's blog

Turn your research into a holiday: Conferences abroad

Ever considered that your research could land you sipping cocktails on a beach in Australia?! Yes even as an early career researcher! Here’s how our very own ECRAG-er Gemma Taylor did it: During the first year of my PhD I attended a “Cafe PhD” meeting. Gemma Knowles, a second year PhD student was presenting about her… Continue reading Turn your research into a holiday: Conferences abroad