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  • Are universities encouraging students to believe hard study is bad for their mental health?

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • Kathryn Ecclestone

    It is widely acknowledged that universities need to do more to support student mental health. Yet many academics and service staff are worried that well-intentioned initiatives pathologise ordinary anxieties and can do harm as well as good. Kathryn Ecclestone listens to their concerns

  • How to administer the digital migration

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan

    Swift decisions are needed on contact hours, attendance and assessment, says Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan

  • Interview with Marcelle McManus

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • Matthew Reisz

    The renewable technologies expert discusses being told there was ‘no future in sustainability’ and why cloning herself would be useful

  • Research intelligence: how to run a research team remotely

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • Jack Grove

    As campuses and labs close amid the coronavirus crisis, Jack Grove hears how senior scientists are managing their teams and research projects

  • Universities shift focus towards SDGs to prove societal value

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Ellie Bothwell

    But institutions warned against United Nations framework becoming a ‘tick-box exercise’

  • Interview with Christine Loh

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Joyce Lau

    The environmentalist discusses her multicultural family, her many divergent careers paths and not becoming ‘complacent’

  • Virus’ constant ‘emergency mode’ heaps pressure on researchers

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Simon Baker

    Professor helping to advise ministers says meeting daily deadlines for the government makes it difficult to share findings and research with standard ‘polish’

  • Struggling to focus at home? You’re not alone

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Alice Kelly

    Finding writing partners online can impose some productive accountability, says Alice Kelly

  • Why I had to quit

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Anonymous

    Sexism, unthinking managerialism and toxic ‘them and us’ attitudes are still pervasive within UK universities, according to an anonymous academic who found the dissonances between her values, career expectations and lived reality too much to bear

  • Athena SWAN revamp urged as academics lose faith in awards

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Anna McKie

    Independent steering group says new processes must stop penalising those it is supposed to help and restore confidence in the award

  • Teaching intelligence: how to take your classes online

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Catherine Shea Sanger

    Many universities have begun to teach online amid concerns that traditional classes could spread the coronavirus. Yale-NUS lecturer Catherine Shea Sanger explains how it can be done quickly and effectively

  • Lecturers need to stop trying to micromanage their students’ lives

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • Douglas Dowland

    Douglas Dowland considers the damage inflicted by the control freaks of the academy – and some of the ways he has found to keep his own inner control freak in line

  • Mock REFs need a neutral referee

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • Anonymous

    Consulting citation data would ameliorate the all-too-human shortcomings of departmental review, says a Russell Group professor

  • Women make progress on authorship but miss grants and patents

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • Simon Baker

    Large-scale analysis of data on published research suggests female academics now outnumber men in some fields, but significant inequalities remain

  • Source: Katherine Lam

    Should you be working 100 hours a week?

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • Chris Chambers, Irina Dumitrescu, Hannah Forsyth, Alice Wickenden, Christopher H. Hendon, Andrew Moore and Diane Watt

    Mary Beard’s recent admission that she is a ‘mug’ who works 100 hours a week caused a Twitter storm. But how hard is it reasonable for academics to work? Who should decide? And should the mugs be obliged to keep quiet? Seven academics have their say

  • Precarity has a long hangover

    • 19 Feb 2020
    • Rachel Moss

    Long after they have finally landed a full-time job, many academics still find themselves feeling insecure and guilty, says Rachel Moss Twitter: @menysnoweballes

  • Career advice: how to lead a research team

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Five top European academics offer advice on how to mentor, manage and expand a research team.

  • Career advice: how to handle an internal interview

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Our panel of leading university administrators explain how applicants should approach a meeting of this kind at their institution.

  • Academic advice: where to find it, and how to get the most out of it

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • John Tregoning

    We all need good advice – the problem is making sure you know where to find it, and how to accept it, says John Tregoning.

  • Do international research posts improve your academic job prospects?

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Anxieties over overseas posts largely overlooked as academy highlights benefits of global mobility, researchers claim.