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Networking and the blog

New research shows that networking is the most effective way to communicate innovative research, so why not consider the blog as a networking tool? Last Thursday a GSMZ workshop looked at the potential of blogs not only for tracking and publicising research but for keeping in touch with a community of bloggers and readers interested in the same thing, whether it be a specific research topic or the process of researching in itself. Have a look at some of these blogs by students and academics to see how the blog can communicate ideas whether it's used as a solitary pursuit or a team effort.

Postgraduate student blogging communities at Leicester

http://attic-museumstudies.blogspot.com/
http://www.newhistorylab.org/

PhD blogs
http://malenel.wordpress.com/
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/p/articles/phd_blog_43.jsp

Blogs by academics at Leicester
http://www.microbiologybytes.com/blog/

…and elsewhere
http://mat.gsia.cmu.edu/blog/
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/

Could you?

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for some inspiration? icould is a collection of short films in which people from all walks of life tell the story of how they found their job. Many of these have done research degrees and you can search the resource by educational level or qualification as well as by job type to find them.
http://icould.com/