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…>
There are many benefits of having an online profile as an academic and this ebook will guide you through how to perform a ‘health check’ on your own digital presence. Digital tools and social media offer new channels to enhance your work and its reach. You can: Make new connections…>
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.
There are at least three options for gaining professional teaching qualifications for staff who are already working in UK higher education. These include formal postgraduate courses, third-party Lifelong Learning Sector certification, and Fellowship of the HEA. What is the difference between them, and which is right for you? Postgraduate certificate:…>
The hardest part is over. You have submitted the application, been invited to interview and got the job. Well done! However, now you will be faced with a range of new challenges as you prepare to start your new job. Here are some questions to consider and find the answers…>
There are many factors that may affect the decision to return to education after a long period away from study and there are some challenges in particular faced by those who do not choose the traditional role of going straight to university after school. This article will offer some solutions…>
A quick guide for academics When academics venture into the corporate world they may encounter references to ‘behaviours and values’. Although academic practice is of course underpinned by certain values (exemplified in academic guidance on issues such as plagiarism and research integrity), few academics will have been asked to consider…>
If you’re new to the Higher Education sector, you might be wondering what the benefits of working at a university are. There are numerous benefits to working at a university, including opportunities for personal development, generous annual leave, and the satisfaction of being involved in a progressive and diverse institute…>
What is a ‘Personal Profile’? A Personal Profile (or ‘Career Profile’) is an introductory paragraph at the beginning of your CV containing a short summary of your background and career plans. The Profile is the written equivalent of an ‘elevator pitch’ designed to capture the employer’s interest quickly so that…>