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6 things I wish someone had told me at the beginning of my PhD

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My presentation for new research students based on my own experience at the beginning of my Masters/PhD.
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  • 1. 6 things I wish someone had told me at the beginning of my PhD Jodie Martin PhD candidate Linguistics Dr – 1 year http://www.flickr.com/photos/almodozo/503887163/ And a few optional extras
  • 2. 1. You don’t need to know everything before you start http://www.flickr.com/photos/fouquier/4956707000/
  • 3. 2. Plan ahead for Ethics Committee submission – but don’t be scared http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdevers/4602805654/
  • 4. 3. Small is beautiful http://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnvogels/14885399/
  • 5. 4. Get to know your rights and ask for them* http://www.flickr.com/photos/honcompany/5363387779/
  • 6. 4. Get to know your rights and ask for them* http://www.flickr.com/photos/honcompany/5363387779/ *you have a right to a lockable filing cabinet, but not a giant lockable filing cabinet. Sorry.
  • 7. 5. You’ll get there http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/352573802/
  • 8. 6. Community, community, community! http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenwarburton/3209461104/
  • 9. 6. Community, community, community! BLOG http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenwarburton/3209461104/
  • 10. 6. Community, community, community! BLOG TWITTER http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenwarburton/3209461104/
  • 11. 6. Community, community, community! BLOG TWITTER http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenwarburton/3209461104/
  • 12. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information
  • 13. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information
  • 14. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information Don’t let your participants choose their own codenames
  • 15. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information http://theg33k.tumblr.com/post/417890138/hiding-in-your-book-fortress-wont-save-you-nerdy Don’t let your participants choose their own codenames
  • 16. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information http://theg33k.tumblr.com/post/417890138/hiding-in-your-book-fortress-wont-save-you-nerdy Don’t let your participants choose their own codenames Don’t let your desk become a fire hazard: don’t borrow every book or print every article
  • 17. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information http://theg33k.tumblr.com/post/417890138/hiding-in-your-book-fortress-wont-save-you-nerdy http://www.flickr.com/photos/shewatchedthesky/2951156700/ Don’t let your participants choose their own codenames Don’t let your desk become a fire hazard: don’t borrow every book or print every article
  • 18. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) information http://theg33k.tumblr.com/post/417890138/hiding-in-your-book-fortress-wont-save-you-nerdy http://www.flickr.com/photos/shewatchedthesky/2951156700/ Don’t let your participants choose their own codenames Don’t let your desk become a fire hazard: don’t borrow every book or print every article We’re all a little fragile about our research at first
  • 19. Some not-so-serious (yet useful!) websites Click for links! 750words.com
  • 20. The best thing you can check out to make everyone’s life less coma-inducing! http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/you-suck-at-powerpoint Click for link!
  • 21. Good luck! [email_address] @jazzlinguist http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelpatterson/4620389815/