If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will: you submit a manuscript for publication and get back a peer review that leaves you feeling frustrated. “This review doesn’t help me at all! It’s wrong! You complain, “how could a reviewer ever think that?”
If you are exploring career options in higher education, the following article will help you understand the types of academic jobs, expectations of employers, and skills you would need to develop.
Your PhD does not only make you an expert in your field, but also provides you with crucial skills that make you an attractive employee for a wide range of positions
The gift of mentoring is hard-wired into the fabric of academia. Progression through university and into a job in academia is steeped in the ancient art of apprenticeship. Nowadays there is the more reciprocal and inclusive ‘learning by doing’ as developed by African American women to mentor the next generation of civil rights activists.
Overcoming gender bias in university careers Did you attend jobs.ac.uk’s and Women-Space’s live webinar on navigating the barriers and challenges in higher education? With guidance from Professor Christina Hughes and an expert panel, our session discussed the underrepresentation of women leaders in higher education and solutions for helping women to…>
The number of women in academic leadership roles is growing slowly. Whilst this is good news, could more be done to encourage women leaders in academia? We believe so. But how? As the number of women decreases at every stage of the academic scale (Parker et al 2018)  the…>
There’s one tool every academic needs, and that’s research funding. Every academic needs to write grant proposals – and, of course, they ought to be successful ones. Grant writing is a craft, and because it’s a different craft from other kinds of writing, it can seem like a daunting challenge.
Our personalities play a significant part in determining how comfortable we are with sharing anecdotes or using storytelling in teaching.
I’m not saying we can simply wake up and decide today will be joyful, and repeat this every day. I am saying it is useful to think about joy as something we can influence.
There are many reasons why you might want an academic career. In this post, I reflect on the kinds of joy you might experience over a career as an academic.