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.
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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.
First impressions count and a well-planned and well-delivered introduction to your teaching and learning session will set the tone for the rest of the session.
Students should be encouraged to participate in work experience throughout their university life. Not all students can manage an internship in the summer months. A range of opportunities is essential…
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…>
The UK is home to some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It is one of the most popular destinations for foreign academics, who are attracted by the diverse academic infrastructure and a leading research tradition that stretches back centuries.
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…>
A Step-by-Step Guide to Progress your career and record your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) To help with your career progression and achieving your goals we have produced a 37-page interactive electronic toolkit on CPD giving you a structured and step-by-step approach to your professional development. This toolkit will help you: Assess and…>
Have you ever wished that you felt more confident at work? Confidence for many people is elusive. You may happily speak with others on an individual basis yet addressing a small group of people can be a daunting challenge. You may confidently speak up at departmental meetings however you may…>