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…>
Did you know what there are in the region of 140 universities in the UK? They offer an endless variety of courses from business studies, leadership and entrepreneurship to languages and classical studies. Technical changes have been transforming the higher education sector. Universities offer courses not only face-to-face but in…>
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.
A cover letter for industry often has four sections – an introduction, the ‘sell’, motivations, and the close. It is important to tailor your document to the employer and you can do this through your research into the role and the organisation as well as the competencies you have to evidence. T
You might immediately think of working in the environmental sector, but an ethical career can have a much wider scope. In the broadest sense, it means working for a company or organisation that has a positive impact on the world. This can be through employment, social enterprise or by setting up your own company.
Associate lecturers provide teaching at universities without being on a permanent contract. As an associate, you would typically deliver a few hours of work weekly such as marking, delivering seminars or lecturing to larger classes. It comes with some unparalleled opportunities and complex challenges.