Have you recently stepped into a management role or have you been managing people for a few years? Many people working in Higher Education (HE) agree that keeping your team happy and motivated is challenging. In the following article, I have collected some guidance to help to keep your team…>
Career Development Resources
Many Higher Education (HE) managers face a variety of challenges such as limited careers support, job uncertainty, anxiety and working in isolation. Support for mental health awareness and wellbeing is becoming a priority within the HE sector.
Having a PhD can open up many different career options if you know where to look and how to sell the skills that you have gained through your PhD. It is important to really think about the next step as it can sometimes be hard to see beyond the obvious routes such as an academic career.
Empowering women to claim their space in HE Did you tune into jobs.ac.uk and Women-Space’s live webinar on ‘How to Champion Yourself?’ Drawing on a wealth of experience, Christina Hughes and an expert panel discussed how women downplay their strengths and achievements in higher education. The panel recommended solutions for…>
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
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…>
10 Top Tips For Career Development
Post-PhD and as an ECR, it can feel like you’re on a never-ending cycle of short-term contracts. Based on my own experience and that of my clients, here are my 10 top tips for career development.
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.
If like most Early Career Researchers (ECRs), you have relied on traditional face-to-face conference schmoozing, and the academic’s own ‘art of the deal’ to grow your network, then 2020 was nothing short of a nightmare.
Zoom teaching is more like being on TV than being in a classroom. Think about the TV hosts that you love to watch. A good TV host has to watch themselves to improve their game – but they watch footage after they have shot it, not while they are talking to the camera.