Research and study skills

Top tips for completing your PhD when you have kids (from the PhD parent community)

Completing your PhD when you have kids can most certainly be a challenge BUT it is not impossible! There are plenty of PhD parents amongst the research community. Yes, it may be difficult to manage your time sometimes. Yes, you will probably be VERY busy. But also-...

How to survive a PhD while pregnant!

Can I complete my PhD while pregnant? This is a question that many people will ask themselves as the years of research start to drag on. What might have started out as a 3 year project may well have turned into 4, 5 or more years. You are likely to be in a very different place in your life by then time you complete your PhD research. When I started out in 2013 I was working full time in an FE...

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Why you should get your degree before becoming Cabin Crew

Being a Tourism and Aviation Lecturer, I get a lot of people asking me for career advice. One of the most common questions that I’m asked is ‘should I do a degree before becoming Cabin Crew?’ My answer? YES. OK, ok, I hear what you say- ‘but airlines don’t require their Cabin Crew to have a degree’. This is correct, they don’t. But think about the bigger picture. Think about your life beyond...

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Best Universities In The UK To Get A Commercial Pilot’s License with A Degree

As many of you will be aware, I have spent a number of years teaching at Bucks New University. Whilst I have no shame in accepting that the university as a whole possesses some serious need for development in order to improve its ranking (see The Times, 2018), one thing we have historically done well is aviation. In fact, we have been ranked one of the best universities to study aviation...

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Why doing a degree might make you a better person

Are you thinking of doing a degree? Did you know that doing a degree might you a better person? Why doing a degree might make you a better person Doing a degree has benefits that reach far beyond enhancing your job prospects. In this post I will explain to you why doing a degree might make you a better person. It doesn’t necessarily matter what subject you choose to study, whether its areas that...

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Tell-Tale Signs that a University Might Go Bust

We live in an era where there is a real possibility that a university might go bust. Universities have become businesses, where commercial interests outweigh community welfare. And as with any other business, if they don’t make enough profit, they will inevitably go bust. Last week I discussed what happens to students if a university goes bust, which is a very common question in this time of...

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How you can write your PhD faster

Committing to a PhD is a big decision. As I wrote in this post, there are reasons for and against doing a PhD, all of which need careful consideration. According to The Times Higher, around a fifth of PhD candidates never qualify for the award, and a lot of this is down to the time it takes to complete and the motivation required to endure it! For many students the number one question that they...

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How to Write an Awesome Results and Discussion Chapter

Knowing how to write an awesome results and discussion chapter is a super important part of your research project, dissertation or thesis. However, this is the chapter(s) that most people lose marks on! Why do most people get the lowest marks for their research and discussion chapter? In my several years' experience of supervising and grading dissertations and research projects, I have found...

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How to Write an Awesome Research Methods Chapter in 6 Easy Steps

Do want to write an awesome research methods chapter for your dissertation or research project? Of course you do! Having written my own undergraduate dissertation, masters thesis, PGCE research project, PhD thesis and multiple other academic research projects, alongside supervising hundreds of undergraduate and post graduate students for their research projects... I have learnt a few things...

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6 tips to write your research project FAST

There may be times when you need to write your research project fast. Whilst this is not something that I advocate (see my post- ‘How to plan your time for a research project’), I understand that there may be times when you need to get the work done as quickly as possible. In this post, I will give you some tips on how to write your research project in no time at all! Tips to write your research...

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Writing an awesome research proposal: 5 tips

Your research proposal comes at the beginning of your research project. Whilst you obviously won’t now all of the answers at this point, you do need to demonstrate that you have thought about all of the key areas of your research, that your ideas are valid and that they are feasible. Today I will give you some top tips on how to write an awesome research proposal. How to write an awesome...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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