If like most Early Career Researchers (ECRs), you have relied on traditional face-to-face conference schmoozing, and the academic’s own ‘art of the deal’ to grow your network, then 2020 was nothing short of a nightmare.
Which jobs can you apply for post-PhD? We learn how COVID-19 changed the mechanics and tools in this process, but not your employability and impact.
Zoom teaching is more like being on TV than being in a classroom. Think about the TV hosts that you love to watch. A good TV host has to watch themselves to improve their game – but they watch footage after they have shot it, not while they are talking to the camera.
Writing scientific papers for publication in academic journals is something you’re going to have to do during an academic career. Being faced with a lab book full of results and a blank screen is challenging and for many researchers, this can be compounded by English not being their first language….>
With coronavirus, we are living in strange and worrying times. We don’t know how long this will last, but we know that it will pass and education will resume. However, to what extent things will be the same and return to ‘normal’ is a matter of some debate. The current…>
Recruiters are still sifting through applications and CVs during the lockdown, so now is a really good time to learn new skills to give your job application or CV some extra sparkle. We’re not talking about teaching yourself how to turn out the perfect soufflé or learn to tango (although…>
Research conducted by the London School of Business and Finance suggests that 47% of UK employees would like a change in their career direction. Surprisingly, close to a third of the workers are not sure when they will make a change. Changing career directions can be an exciting as well…>
If you are thinking about a return to study, you can literally study from the comfort of your own home. The opportunities are boundless.
In an earlier article, I wrote about planning for teaching sessions. In the next few articles, I will provide overviews of some teaching and learning methods you might consider. Discussion is frequently taken for granted, perhaps regarded as just ‘having a chat’ with students or, worse still, derided as not…>
First impressions count and a well-planned and well-delivered introduction to your teaching and learning session will set the tone for the rest of the session.