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Facts, Stories and Strategies: Women and Academia

Belinda Smaill offers a reflection on gendered dynamics in academia in the hopes that young scholars will not have the same blinders she had on when she began her professional career…     As I write this the fallout around... Continue Reading →

The ‘back-up plan’ – Lauren

No, not the terrible Jennifer Lopez vehicle... ...although, knowing my thesis, that could be relevant too! No, I'm talking about my fallback, my Plan B, my alternative career choice. Yikes! It's a sad fact of what news-bods like to call... Continue Reading →

One PhD, No Work Experience | Furaha Asani

Something happens to your ego after you not only receive rejection emails for paying posts you have applied for, but from a volunteering post as well. Sigh. This is my current plight, and that of many other PhD students I’m... Continue Reading →

Guide to Employability: Step 3. The 10 Commandments of the Academic in the Making

  The final of this three piece series on employability outlines ten tips to truly become an academic in the making. Here, Ioanna discusses the value of coming up with a research and impact strategy and networking policy and full academic... Continue Reading →

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