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…>
Looking for academic jobs in the Health and Medical sector?
Perhaps you’re a doctor, dentist or nurse and want to make the move into lecturing and research. Or maybe you’re just starting out in the Health and Medical sector and are interested in routes to academia.
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…>
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.
Video Q&A with Neil Buttery, an HR Business Partner at the University of Bristol. Name, role and university My name’s Neil Buttery, I work for University of Bristol as an HR Business Partner. Please could you tell us about your role at the University? Yes, so as HR Business Partner,…>
I’m Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development here at Aston University. So, what does that mean? I’m responsible for the human resources function, which looks after all aspects of people and people management here in the University.
Many of us may have reflected on how our day-to-day roles have altered since March 2020 but what of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? In this article, I’ll explore how professional services staff in the HE sector have adapted their CPD to changing circumstances and the challenges and opportunities that have come with new ways of working.
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.