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You know is really shit about #academia?...ECRs paying £400 to present a 15-minute paper to less than 20 people in a small room because they think it will help them get their work out there & improve their career prospects.
So many large scale conferences also cover the expenses of securely paid high status academics as keynotes, while not having sufficient (open & transparent) bursary schemes for ECRs.
And the reason why they end up presenting to a handful of people at an expensive large-scale 4 day conference, is because so many streams are running at the same time because organisers know that people will only paid £400 if they are able to present a paper.
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OK. It's happening, and I can finally talk openly about it (a thread).

I have decided to transfer from my #PhD into a #Masters degree. I'm currently writing my thesis - I'm due to submit in October.

And I want to talk about it, because we don't talk about this enough.
This isn't a decision I've made lightly, or impulsively. It's due to a plethora of factors, including personal, project and professional reasons. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, and something I should have thought more about before I even started my PhD.
I like studying. I like learning. I loved university, honours was challenging, but a PhD was the next logical step. I took a little time off (not enough)-but getting a scholarship early pretty much confirmed I'm be moving on to the next part of my academic life.
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Like announced, I'll start a thread on the symbolism of the (in)famous black & white banner in #Islam. This comprehensive thread will explore its historical origins and cover a list of its contemporary users from a neutral #academic point of view. Not for the faint of heart. 😄
As a political leader & head of a growing religious community, the #prophet Muḥammad used to fly a banner (liwāʾ) and a flag (rāya). The difference? According to the #dictionary, a banner is "a long piece of cloth" while a flag is "a piece of cloth that represents a group."
The Companion Ibn al-ʿArabī was quoted in Fatḥ al-Bārī (6/147) as saying: "A banner is what is tied to the side of a spear to rally around, while a flag is that which is planted and left to be waved by the wind."
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[Do #Science #Panels work?]

One of my least favorite formats of communicating research w/in #Academia & yet it's everywhere & continues to be the default to pack as many big names as possible onto a stage.

Have you seen it go well? And seriously, why do we keep doing it?
One of the biggest culprits of when #Science #SciComm #Academic panels not working tends to be poor moderation.

My intro to dialogue facilitation/panel moderation came from a journalism prof who emphasized the importance of doing your homework on the panelists & the audience.
As a #science #academic panel moderator, you:

- keep the flow of conversation going
- balance voices & time, being mindful of power imbalances
- be a proxy for your audience

It really doesn't go well when moderators just take over the conversation instead of FACILITATING it.
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[Day2: Failing Better Together]
Q: What does "failure" mean to you?

For me, my #sciencefails & #SciComm fails fuel my teaching & community-building values:
- Creating spaces to fail better
- Building communities to exchange learnings
- Scaffolded experiences to reframe failure KyleMarian on a microphone with her back to the camera. She's facing the audience and hosting a storytelling show.
#Failure is an important part of #Science & #Comedy, but it wasn't until I got into comedy where I started understanding the impact of being transparent & celebrating failures.

It also got me thinking: does #Academia have an integrated process & outlet for dealing w/ failure?
Do you incorporate #journaling or #reflections into your #SciComm practice?
If you work in teams, do you have regularly-scheduled de-briefs?
As professionals, are you given allotted times in your paid schedule to reflect on project learnings?
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Then more recently she asked #Academic Twitter with updates wherein I heard that some of us are entering citations manually. This blew my mind. So I took the challenge posed by @VirenKaul and will do my 1st #Tweetorial on reference managers.
First…a poll. How do you manage/enter your references?
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#Cardiotwitter thank you for transforming the field of cardiology.

This paper is a testimony of that transformation brought upon by the use of #SoMe in #CV medicine. Published today in @JACCJournals

onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…

Here is a tweetorial on why #SoMe in #CVmedicine
If you are new to twitter look at this slide from my #SoMeGR at @LLUHealth
Engagement = Likes +Retweets
Impressions= Users that tweeted the tweet x no of their followers
More in the basics of #SoMe in onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
@adityadoc1 @AdiAJoshi @poojaotherwise @almasthela
Make sure to use the hashtags to increase your engagement
List of the popular hashtags used on #cardiotwitter below- look at the reach of those hashtags!

Don’t forget Imaging hashtags: #echofirst #whyCMR #yesCCT #ACCimaging #CVimaging
More at onlinejacc.org/content/73/9/1…
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Let’s talk about #lectures in HigherEducation
.@LangOnCourse alerts us to: When should we lecture in class? Excellent examples and analysis of the (positive) role of the lecture from @dgooblar chronicle.com/article/Is-It-#teaching #learning #lecture
.@mariosbham comments on "#Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational" #HigherEducation edudevelopmentbham.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/lec…
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As the new #academic year beckons, I'm preparing new lectures and materials, including on the EU single market. The irony that I, as a British citizen, may not be allowed to work in the EU without a visa post-March isn't lost on me.

#PeoplesVote #StopBrexit #edchat #educhat
Given that the UK will be days away from leaving the @DSMeu when I deliver one of the lectures... on the #digital #singlemarket it's going to call for some agile teaching because I have no doubt the UK government will still be making it up as they go along as they have thus far.
However, whatever the stress caused by this, my thoughts will be with fellow British lecturers, academics & researchers in the EU27 and EU27 lecturers, academics & researchers in the UK who do not know their future.
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