Monthly Archives: May 2014

Is it worth doing a Humanities PhD?


There has been a lot of discussion of this question over recent years and the answer must, ultimately, depend on what the individual research student wants out of the experience of doctoral study. Here’s a more than usually balanced discussion … Continue reading

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Advice on how NOT to write a paragraph


Sometimes its the small things we learn that are the ones that make the most impact on our practice as writers. Here’s some advice on how (and just as importantly, how NOT) to write paragraphs. I remember some of this from school. … Continue reading

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Higher education funding – a policy primer for Australia


The University of Melbourne’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education excellent seminar ‘Financing higher education’ (held earlier this week) is now online. The speakers were Bruce Chapman, Steven Schwartz, Jane den Hollander and a wide-ranging discussion covered important questions … Continue reading

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Welcome to ‘Doctoral education to go!!’


The blog offers a miscellany of commentary and access to items of news and policy relevant primarily to doctoral education but also to the big questions in higher education more generally. Your participation is appreciated and, in line with best … Continue reading

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