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EThOS Share My Thesis competition

British Library_logo_100A message from the British Library:

The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting you to say why your doctoral research is/was important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.

Competition web page –

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10 ways that PhD students can use Twitter

Twitter_iconHere’s an interesting blog post from the University of Warwick

To find out what other research students are discussing then try searching Twitter for one of these hashtags: #phdchat; #phdadvice; #phd; #acwri; #phdforum or #gradchat.

If you haven’t used Twitter before then there is plenty of help to get you started.

Image credit: By David Ferreira [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

LearnTech news: technology for research

The monthly LearnTech newsletter has just arrived in my mailbox and although its focus is learning and teaching, I can see a few items that might also have an application in research. They are all described on the LearnTech blog:

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Workshops this week: SPSS, Qualitative Research, Preparing for Transfer – last call!

Last chance to book on these workshops

Introduction to SPSS – Paul Rice 13 Nov

Evaluating Qualitative Research – Nada Kakabadse 14 Nov

Preparing for Transfer – David Watson 15 Nov

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Blogging – or the power of we, not me

Now I’m blogging about blogging…. I don’t recognise myself anymore.
“Too often dismissed as narcissistic echo-chambers, blogs are the ultimate form of collegiality”, suggests Ernesto Priego in