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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 – http://www.bl.uk/share-my-thesis/

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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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/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  http://introspssnov12.eventbrite.co.uk/

Evaluating Qualitative Research – Nada Kakabadse 14 Nov http://qualresnov12.eventbrite.co.uk/

Preparing for Transfer – David Watson 15 Nov http://preptransnov2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

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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  http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/oct/15/blog-action-day-power-of-we