Scientifically justified pastimes

It’s summer. That time of year when your inbox contains more out-of-office replies than actual replies. Things have quieted down at work. And you may just find yourself looking for some internet distraction. But even in quieter times, scrolling on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram may not always be helping you make the best use of…

Is there life after your PhD?

‘It’s hopeless,’ says Fons Leroy, head of the Flemish Employment Service VDAB, after having spoken with a couple of PhD students. ‘They don’t have a network.’ Being a scientist, you not only have to be an excellent researcher, but also be able to translate your knowledge to an audience that can be of service to…

Slide design for Dummies Part II

Reworking your slides is not as painstaking as you may think. It is often just a matter of adding some extra boxes and selecting the right images. But where to begin when your slide looks like someone has pasted in a full law text? Find the key concepts The original slide seems to serve as…