"Money - how do you survive? Getting casual academic work and making ends meet."
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stealthpooch@HelenHickson I got the teaching job just by asking the uni, and writing jobs throughproposals to journals (build a relationship) #phdchat2/1/2012 9:12:17thesiswhisperer @waginski many students, including myself, have this problem. Sometimes unis offer special scholarships based on PhD performance #phdchat2/1/2012 9:12:31BoredPostdoc@waginski That's always going to be the case. Scholarships are on academic merit andEXTREMELY competitive b/c of limited funding #phdchat2/1/2012 9:12:41lizith@lindathestar thanks for the welcome Linda #phdchat2/1/2012 9:12:57lindathestar@PJ_Weatherill Thanks, useful tip #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:00thesiswhisperer @PJ_Weatherill @lindathestar great tip - I can vouch for that too. I got my scholarship onthird attempt #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:00Nicky_GarlandInteresting to be sitting here waking up with a cup of tea while looking at #phdchat rather than winding down with a beer!2/1/2012 9:13:12pinniespHi, I'm on a 3yr T&R contract after 4 years of casual and sessional garbage-fun! General ad:b careful with sessional teaching 1/2 #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:15musicforbabesMy tip is to put your hand up for *everything* that comes along in your dept. RA work? Me!Teaching? Me! Full-time position? Me! #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:16thesiswhisperer @lizith hi Liz *waves teacup* #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:21stephentangWith p/t research jobs, beware of mental costs of task switching/blurring/creep: better to dosomething unrelated to uni/thesis? #phdchat2/1/2012 9:13:29PippiLongsock@AnujaCabraal @HelenHickson Oooh, good tip! #PhDchat2/1/2012 9:14:00rellypops@stealthpooch @helenhickson I picked up work through my supervisor ....#phdchat2/1/2012 9:14:04lizith@thesiswhisperer *waves* back and spills tea on keyboard and frantically searches for tissues to wipe it up :) #phdchat2/1/2012 9:14:19AnujaCabraalWhat about research or teaching related work outside of the university such as in-houseresearch for an organisation or institute? #phdchat2/1/2012 9:14:45BoredPostdocWhen there are students with 1st class Hons/Masters that still miss out on APA's/IPRSscholarships...Be fair #phdchat2/1/2012 9:14:47lindathestar @thesiswhisperer @PJ_Weatherill Thanx for the encouragement. I'll persist then. It getsdisheartening after a while. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:14:50RhythmicDeetsGood ways for PhD's to earn $$$ while progressing academic careers? 1.RA Work.2.Teaching 3.Apply for Grants. 4.Scholarships #PhDChat2/1/2012 9:14:51anzachistorianSuggestions of research assistant work on #phdchat. Thinking outside the tutoring box.2/1/2012 9:15:05waginski@thesiswhisperer but performance also linked to how much time you have to spend on PhDoutside of family/work #phdchat2/1/2012 9:15:13ai1samy concern is balancing the work life (FT) and fitting in the phd around this #phdchat2/1/2012 9:15:13thesiswhisperer @bjkraal It's good to know that - some academics think students will be 'too busy' if theygive them work #phdchat2/1/2012 9:15:29melovellI was thankful for phd scholarship. Sadly, it ran out before I finished writing thesis. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:15:33catspyjamasnz@RhythmicDeets @thesiswhisperer having never gotten a grant, where do you even start?#PhDChat2/1/2012 9:15:39debyyfound submitting articles for publication helpful in pushing my scholarship app over the line#phdchat2/1/2012 9:15:41Mabel_XYXRT @RhythmicDeets: Good ways for PhD's to earn $$$ while progressing academiccareers? 1.RA Work. 2.Teaching 3.Apply for Grants. 4.Scholarships #PhDChat2/1/2012 9:15:46witty_knitter @musicforbabes Problem with this is that you'll come under pressure to make progressafter a while. Best to be strategic #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:02pinniesp2/2 Bc so much work&the $ is so bad. Research assistance: better $, more time for your research. How to get? Follow the grant $...! #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:06lyndonwalker Networking for work or stumbling across it... btw ... if anyone knows anyone after sessionalstatistics tutoring PM me #phdchat #notsubtle2/1/2012 9:16:10thesiswhisperer @AnujaCabraal you do this kind of work don't you? Any ideas about how to break into it?#phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:12BoredPostdoc@musicforbabes I disagree. If you say yes to everything, your PhD can drag on forever. Bediscerning. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:23JoClyne1I already had a teaching qualification, so I did substitute teaching during my phd. It paid welland gave valuable experience. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:25lindathestar@ai1sa Hi, good to see you. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:34rellypops@thesiswhisperer I also do some casual s sch teaching....previous life so had qualificationsthat allowed me to. Good last min wk #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:36 jazzlinguistI did admin work - good for getting admin staff on your side as well as seeing the 'non-academic' side of uni. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:56lconnelly09RT @thesiswhisperer: My best top for finding casual academic work: get to know the other casuals. They often have more than they can do #phdchat2/1/2012 9:16:59PJ_Weatherill@lindathestar You can get more "publications" by freelance writing - many of which arepaid. Write on your topic for the masses. #phdchat2/1/2012 9:17:02lconnelly09RT @thesiswhisperer: If you are using the new twitter web interface for #phdchat,remember to click the 'all' option, not the 'top' one. You'll see more2/1/2012 9:17:08