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Know the odds

Know the odds

I'm Not a Betting Nerd But... I work with many great sparky people. Many of these are postdocs on fixed term contracts. Many of these would like a lectureship position. Now they are all fantastic researchers, but the simple fact is that if your institution has 2000...

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Don’t Kill Kermit!

Don’t Kill Kermit!

Don't Kill Kermit! 'Eat the frog' is not a recipe for grilled Muppet but a personal management technique. The idea is that you do the thing you don't want to but *need* to. The most important thing. First thing in the morning. Obviously after that all important cup of...

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Have You a Babel Fish Handy?

Have You a Babel Fish Handy?

Have you a Babel fish handy? Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide has many great parts, but I particularly love the concept of a Babel fish. Pop one in your ear and you can understand any language. The TARDIS in Doctor Who does the same thing. Are you getting your...

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Ready to Make an Impact

Ready to Make an Impact

Ready to Make an Impact? So, I am excited (I know, again). Tonight, sees Good Omens start on Amazon Prime. One of my favourite books hits the small(ish) screen. It is a tale of an angel and a demon. It's a tale of the impact that a single action can have. Possibly...

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Improving your digital presence

Improving your digital presence

"Let's get digital" as Olive Newton John *never* sang Recently I was working with researchers from The University of Brighton on their digital presence. All things online ... Youngest nerdling and I wrestled with some avatar creation software (no not the big, blue...

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Who you gonna call? Who are your referees?

Who you gonna call? Who are your referees?

Who you gonna call? Who are your referees? As we get into August I have a burst of optimism that I will get lost of 'stuff' done. Both work wise and home wise. What my brain has failed to factor in is the three nerds-in-training who need entertaining / prising from...

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