Being ‘Out There’

A large part of working as an academic or researcher is about getting and being Out There. We strive to get published from the very first years of post-graduate work. We attend conferences, submit abstracts, prepare papers, and nervously give presentations. We are consistently reminded that publication is a requirement, and necessity for making it…

Conference Terror

Working in academia we’re often told that conferences are one of the most enjoyable and essential parts of research life: not only do they provide vital networking opportunities, presenting experience, and the chance to engage in a dialogue about one’s work, conferences also establish a sense of community in the world of research. However, as…