Inclusion and inclusive learning are among the most important issues in higher education. In the past, universities were accustomed to recruiting ‘traditional’ students who were ‘trained’ and prepared for university and, most likely, had parents and siblings who were graduates. The expansion of higher education has brought more ‘non-traditional’ students…>
The start of the new academic year is a special time. Most lecturers, academics and academic staff take a well-deserved annual leave in the summer to recharge and reflect, and many of them return with exciting new aspirations. Before you jump into the hassle and bustle of the new semester,…>
Academic conferences can seem daunting, especially for PhD students and early career researchers. However, these events are supremely useful to students, academics and professionals at all stages of their career. This article will explore why academic conferences are so useful, and how to prepare for them. Papers and research Conferences…>
Did you know that nearly 300 billion emails are sent globally on a daily basis? According to a McKinsey analysis, nearly a quarter of our working time is spent reading and responding to emails. If you work in higher education, you may have experienced increasing pressures to be available on…>
An academic CV is very different from a generic CV, so the advice you see on other CV sites might not be relevant if you are applying for an academic job. It is important to present your CV so that it displays your academic achievements as well as relevant experience…>
January 1st is typically the day of the year that most us make resolutions – but sticking to these new goals during the long winter months can be challenging, in fact so challenging that almost 80% of resolutions are broken within just a few months of being created. But perhaps…>
Whether you’re a postgrad or a new academic, you can’t succeed alone. Colleagues are going to help you on your way: the best will be mentors.
Thousands of academics have already migrated to the UK, Europe and other areas to develop their Global Academic Careers and experience rich academic and cultural offerings.
Interviews can be nerve-racking experiences. Academic job interviews, in particular, can be all-day events which usually involve a panel interview of three or more people and a lecture or presentation to future colleagues.
In their 2012 paper, ‘The how and why of academic collaboration: disciplinary differences and policy implications’, Lewis, Ross and Holden argued that there was a useful distinction to be made between collaboration (lowercase c) and Collaboration (capital C). The idea is that, whether we recognize it formally or not, almost…>