An essential skill for any successful academic career is writing grant proposals to secure funding for your research. Securing grants is a competitive process so you need your proposals to be able to stand out from other aspiring and successful academic researchers.
Our modern world can be a tough place to navigate. Higher Education students face a real mix of challenges. At an often tender age, transitioning into HE and leaving familiar things behind, they have to face the extra pressure of higher fees, a challenging job market and an uncertain economy….>
Working abroad for a short period, perhaps a semester, or a full academic year, can often bring significant benefits – both in terms of your career and your personal development. There are other articles on jobs.ac.uk exploring the many advantages of working abroad but, in this article, we will discuss…>
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.