Pomodoro-ing my way towards a proper thesis draft

There's a lot of different productivity apps available nowadays and one that I found most useful was the Pomodoro app.  I'm not affiliated with the company or work for them, I just liked the idea of working in small chunks of time. That's essentially the idea behind the Pomodoro technique. You work for a set amount … Continue reading Pomodoro-ing my way towards a proper thesis draft

My top 4 reasons for joining #phdchat on Twitter

I've heard about Twitter chats before and had read through a few hashtag conversations but I've never really participated in a live Twitter chat before, and I really wanted to.  So last Thursday I took the plunge and join in on #phdchat that takes place every Wednesday, 7:30pm (BST). Now why would I want to … Continue reading My top 4 reasons for joining #phdchat on Twitter

Reflections on leading a “how-to” #twitterSoE workshop for academics

I delivered my first in a series of social networking workshops for academic researchers that are new to using social media tools.  The session focused on the 'basics'  of using Twitter, which included an overview of what it is and a step-by-step interactive session on getting to grips with the various functions of the app. … Continue reading Reflections on leading a “how-to” #twitterSoE workshop for academics