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.
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.
Many Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working in higher education institutions (HEIs) might tell you that simply running the gauntlet between research and teaching did not adequately prepare them for a career in academia.
There are pros and cons to working from home and at times, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, so if working from home is going to be your ‘new normal’ then here are some tips to help:
Whatever your back story that brought you to academia, being a professor is not a random career. It takes tenacity, strategic focus, publications and lots of late nights and tears. To make it there are 3 vital things you need to know.