The following insights relate specifically to challenges facing academic researchers due to changes in the sector and highlight areas of disruption or change to the UK research landscape.
The disruption caused by Covid-19 has opened our eyes to the new possibilities of working through a hybrid digital-physical regime. And while many academics may have developed mixed feelings about the ‘domestic’ model of work as the pandemic crept along, a strict reversion to ‘on site’ working would also feel unnatural and fraught with its own complications.
Use an Alternative CV of Failures to Become More Resilient in Your Job Search, if we are not open about our failures, people assume that everything we do is successful, and that is simply not the case.
I have a 37-page version of my CV, and it’s the most boring document in the world.
Why “boring”? Well, my CV hasn’t reached 37 pages because I’m impressive. I’m not. Instead, my CV has reached 37 pages because I put everything on it – and oh boy, do I mean everything.
Seven tips for staying motivated when working from home on your PhD During COVID-19 we all pivoted to working from home, almost overnight. As we are nearing the 1,5-year mark of this global pandemic, we know that the nature of work has changed. Many companies will adopt a hybrid model, allowing employees to work some…>
It is easy to get disheartened when thinking about research in academic careers. The endless quest for funding, the sense of wasted effort and feeling wounded when we are rejected. In this post I offer an alternative, positive way of thinking about research in academic careers. This is based on two principles:
Women leaders are literally changing the HE game from inside out. But what heralded this ‘irresistible rise of women’ into higher education?
While stress and burnout might go hand-in-hand, a study led by Christina Guthier suggests that stress has less of an impact on burnout, than burnout has on us feeling stressed.
It’s important that you speak up—with peers, with university leaders, and with your students—in ways that show your enthusiasm and engagement.
We invited Dr Melissa Jogie to discuss diversity, inclusion, and equality in HE staff. Dr Jogie is currently teaching at the University of Roehampton in London. She’s also affiliated with The Australian National University in Australia, the University of the West Indies, and the University of New South Wales. She talks to us today about…>