Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries Tagged as 'Time Mangement'

Health and Safety Assessment

January 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Over the course of my career, I have completed many (10 to 20) health and safety assessments. I score 100%. Today was no exception. Perhaps it is due to workload, but I am reluctant to waste 30 minutes doing repeated health and safety assessments with associated tedious tutorials. However, after ignoring the most recent request […]

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Tags: Health and Safety · Time Mangement

The “Car Crash” that is the end of a 3-year EU Funded Project

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

The end of my current 3-year EU-funded project, xDelia, was 31st May. Fortunately we obtained two month’s follow-on funding¬†taking my contract until the end of July. As we approached the end of the project, my line manager, Eileen, who is far more experienced in large European projects than I, warned me about the “car crash” […]

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Tags: by Gill · Time Mangement

No feedback from the British Academy

March 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

British Academy devotes approximately £630,000 of university funding to making 855 early-career researchers feel depressed.

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Tags: Bidding for funding · by Rebecca · Reflections · Time Mangement

Trying out Prezi

March 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I have just spent all day putting together a presentation using Prezi. That’s not all the time it took – because I’ve already spent another day or two planning the presentation, making notes, gathering images and sketching out a plan. Altogether, the presentation has taken about 20 hours of my spare time – and I […]

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Tags: by Rebecca · Reflections · Research Tools · Time Mangement

How long does it take to write a Thesis?

March 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Rebecca and I have both submitted our PhD theses. Rebecca dropped hers at the Research School about a week before I submitted mine. Nevertheless its rather nice to have got to this stage pretty much together. Writing up is an intensive business. Past IET students warned me that it would be, as did my supervisors […]

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Tags: by Gill · Reflections · Rescuetime · Time Mangement

More insights into RescueTime

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, I completed my first 5 days with RescueTime. I was actually pretty delighted with what I found. I think RescueTime works well for me because virtually everything I do is online, so something that tracks what I do online is provides a fairly accurate reflection of what I am doing. I think it […]

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Tags: by Gill · Research Tools · Time Mangement