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#PhDTruths My response to @TaraBrabazon’s @TimesHigherEd piece

A few days ago, I posted a few tweets on my stream with the hashtag #PhDTruths before I read the Times Higher Education piece by Dr. Tara Brabazon (which came out right about then). I normally love Professor Brabazon’s pieces (I’ve promoted them before on my Twitter feed), but this piece rubbed me the wrong way. Surely, there are a few gems (particularly around the politics of completing a doctorate), and Professor Brabazon gets into the heart of why one shouldn’t always seek to be supervised by SuperProfessor. That said, I think that it is more important to remind PhD students that both supervisors and themselves are humans and to take a more human approach to supervising/achieving a PhD. These are my tweets in Storify form.

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  1. Chris Parr says

    Hi – just to let you know the article was in Times Higher Education, not on Inside Higher Ed. Cheers!

  2. Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD says

    It’s stated correctly on the blog post’s title and in the text of the blog post.

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