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Gaining a PhD is a tough act for most students, so how do those with new babies cope while having the additional demands of parenthood?

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Ucea says additional payroll pressures and market instability means uplift is ‘at the limit of affordability’ for many institutions

The week in higher education cartoon (17 March 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

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Several research-intensive universities are on list, but many institutions dispute the findings

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Winston Morgan explores what his career might reveal about the position of ethnic minority academics

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As the social media platform celebrates its 10th anniversary, Jack Grove examines how it has changed doctoral study

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A new law to support early career researchers has reopened arguments over limits on the use of short-term contracts in the country

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Non-EU citizens took one in five new posts over past decade, leaving 40 per cent of posts for UK researchers, Hefce figures show

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Institutions are criticised in UCU report for allowing 'shameful levels of pay inequality' to persist

Paul Webley, Soas, University of London

Professor Webley was ‘inspired leader’ and will be ‘sorely missed’, say colleagues of the acclaimed academic

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The share of women in management or governor roles has steadily increased over the past two years, analysis shows

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Matthew Reisz reflects on the challenges of the obituary writer

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Heather Mendick shares her experience of escaping the constraints of the university

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Students tend to nominate entertaining or ‘sexy’ academics, says paper


Selling yourself can sometimes be quite difficult for academics, but as John Tregoning argues, scientific salesmanship could be vital for career progression

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Kevin O'Gorman offers 10 tips on securing your first academic publication

Next University of St Andrews principal Sally Mapstone

Oxford pro vice-chancellor Sally Mapstone to take on role vacated by Louise Richardson

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Leaving the EU would damage international partnerships vital to research excellence, v-cs say in letter to national newspaper

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Study suggests there may be long-term benefits from publishing, but critics warn of ‘too much, too soon’

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Extra contributions are likely to cost many university staff more than £1,000 a year, analysis shows