YA BLOG
a collaboration between young academics

Welcome to the blog of the Young Academics of the Association of the European Schools of Planning. It has a rich history. We welcome your contributions and you can find information on how to contribute and the guidelines here.

You used LEGO(R) in your Viva? You must be kidding!

Guest author: Chrissi Nerantzi (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University) The LEGO® kit I made and used in my viva Y...

Continue reading
Tags:
PhD
  679 Hits

Adapting PhD research during the Covid-19 pandemic

5 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (@CaitlinHafferty), PhD researcher at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershi...

Continue reading
  484 Hits

Shining at the VIVA

Read time: 7-8 minutes Following up on a previous post entitled "Preparing to shine at the VIVA", this post distils some common gems of advice to help you prepa...

Continue reading
  745 Hits

Preparing to shine at the VIVA

Read time:  6 minutes The VIVA is your time to shine. The VIVA, alongside your PhD thesis submission, is a major milestone on your way to becoming a 'doctor of ...

Continue reading
  711 Hits

Dissertations writing "versus" three papers

As a former journalist, assistant professor, and seasoned dissertation-writing-workshop coach at New York University, I can promise you there is only one fail-s...

Continue reading
  653 Hits

Is academe worth it?

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with my research group, we were screening the Horizon 2020 programme for interesting calls. Within them, a call is about: “Mak...

Continue reading
  380 Hits

How to Prepare for the Viva, Tips to Do Before and After

Guest author: Basak TanulkuIn this piece, I want to provide tips about what to do before, during and after your viva. The viva examination can be regarded as th...

Continue reading
  465 Hits