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Advice for new PhD Students

When coming onto a PhD program there are many things which can be racing into your mind; shifting location, funding, getting on with your supervisors, where do I even start with my thesis etc. However as simple as it sounds the best way to start is to take things step-by-step. After knowing the date of your university enrolment you have something to work towards.

Attending a Research Conference? Don’t Waste This Golden Opportunity

If you’re wondering whether it’s a good idea to get your dissertation published, the answer is a no brainer: Yes, definitely. Although I will say this, you should be prepared to invest a lot of time and be dedicated enough to do it.

10 tips for replying to reviewers’ comments on your manuscript

Dr Babak Taheri is an Associate Professor in Marketing and Programmes Director in MSc International Marketing Management...

Are there any strategies that can help my PhD application succeed/stand out?

I had my PhD VIVA about a year ago. For almost the same time I have been an assistant professor in the Dubai Campus of my alma mater. Taking on this new job has also given me the opportunity to talk to other people that are interested in enrolling into a PhD programme at our university. A common question that I get is: are there any strategies that can help my application succeed/stand out? This post is about my reflection on this topic.

Outcome and Results of a PhD Viva: How do I know I have passed anyway?

The exact terminology is not exact, and often varies from institution to institution… Don’t fixate on particular words… like minor / major / substantive etc., rather, understand what the board classifications mean.

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[Infographic] From leisure to tourism

Understanding the conditions and motivators of shifts in cultural trends is crucial for those managing and promoting the consumption of tourist activities. This research paper explores the recent popular surge of interest in BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism and Masochism) and develops a model that explains how ‘deviant’ activities move from the margins to the mainstream. 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Translating for tourism: accuracy or effectiveness?

This paper argues that for translation to enhance the tourist experience literal accuracy is not enough and translations should be culturally sensitive to their target readers. Using the example of museum websites as a form of purposive tourism information designed to both inform and attract potential visitors, this paper analyses websites of museums in the UK and China.

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