Thing 23: What have you learned? Where do you want to go from here?

You’ve made it; this is the final Thing!


We had to use it eventually…
Photo: Hannaford.  (CC)

Thank you all for following the programme, and congratulations for sticking with it to Thing 23. I’m sure you’ve found it tough to keep going at times, especially if you’re new to blogging and are trying to fit 174 other things into your week.

I believe you have been promised a certificate and a party. Quite right. We’ll be in touch shortly to let you know about the party; glorious certificates will be awarded there.

We’ll be in touch shortly to ask you for some feedback on what worked for you and what we can improve for next time. Meanwhile, do leave your immediate comments here – are you jubilant, relieved, excited, hungry?

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Thing 22: Your Website(s)


“I’m pretty sure my iPhone can turn this into a website for me.”
Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

By now you should have realised that all these tools and resources can help you to develop and progress. You should be well into the habit of writing and you should be part of a thriving community of researchers, both within your institution and outside. You will have a considerable online presence.

In order to make all of this really work for you, you need to be able to tie it all back to a single website that tells the world who you are, what you do and what you can do.

This is your number one professional tool in the digital age. After thinking about your professional brand very early on, you should have set a nice tone for your online presence. Your website is the place where you really define the professional you.

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Thing 21: *Research and EURAXESS

This week we’re looking towards the future.



If you’re considering a career in research; either in academia, or elsewhere, being an effective user of this Thing will help you to maintain your awareness of current issues, trends, and opportunities.

To look at the information below you will need to sign up to Research Professional. If you sign in on a University of Surrey computer, the website will likely recognise this and usher you to join the institutional newsfeed. You can follow this and use your Surrey login to create an account.

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