Myths and Realities of Higher Education System

The ‘ivory tower’ One of the commonest misconceptions about research is that it is an ‘ivory tower’ activity, far removed from reality and from social contact with others. If you say you are doing research, people will often talk to you as though you had decided to spend a number of years in solitary confinement from which, in due course,…
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Writing Your PhD: What & When?

In this Article we shall examine the task of writing your PhD. First, note that we do not say ‘writing up your PhD’: that formulation wrongly gives the impression that writing is what you do at the end of the process. You certainly do have to write up your results at the end. One of the skills that you have to acquire in order to become a fully…
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