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…>
Whether you’re a postgrad or a new academic, you can’t succeed alone. Colleagues are going to help you on your way: the best will be mentors.
Have you got your first job as a researcher? Watch our short video to pick up some good habits to help you get started and become a successful researcher! Habit 1: Work like every contract could be your last, because if you don’t, it just might be. Gaining further contracts…>
If you are enjoying doing independent research during your undergraduate career, you might consider staying on at university to do a master’s and then a PhD.
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…>
What is secondment? Many people do not realise that it is possible to explore different career possibilities by temporarily changing roles within the same organisation. This is often known as ‘going on secondment’ and is especially prevalent in the commercial sector where companies are adept at making the best use…>
Top Tips for a Career Change: 10 questions before you quit When you’re stuck in a rut and dreading each day of work, a change of career seems to be the answer. The grass looks greener and the sky bluer. But is it? These ten crucial questions, answered honestly, will…>
There are numerous routes to get into the field of academia. In the following article, I will share with you some invaluable insights into the traditional way of how to become a lecturer. Qualifications If you wanted to become a lecturer fifty years ago, a post-graduate qualification was not necessary. A…>
Each field such as arts or science has its own specialist skills. In addition, there are a handful of key skills which are crucial to success. I have cherry-picked five skills you need to become a researcher for those of us who are aspiring to step into the field of…>
In general, research opportunities at China’s top universities are very good, especially at the top research-intensive universities. This is because government funding has been abundant and investment in the higher education system has been strong and sustained. China’s universities are growing in reputation, prestige and excellence.