1. What is the purpose of jobs.ac.uk career blogs?
The purpose of each blog is to provide advice, thoughts and comments on a specific academic discipline area or topic within Higher Education. Each Blog will cover a variety of topics ranging from job hunting and career paths in a disciplinary area to conferences, teaching and learning experiences, academic writing, the latest thinking in academia and research in a particular field and much more.
The idea is our jobseekers can gain useful information that might help them in their current job or next career step and join in with general conversation about a specific topic/discipline.
2. Where does the information come from?
Each blog can have many contributors and they write from their experience and knowledge of a subject. This can be from their jobs, information they have read, conferences they have been to, the internet, talking to colleagues and peers in the sector and many other sources.
3. What is the basis of the information?
The very nature of blogs is simply personal thoughts and opinions. These views are not, therefore, representative of the opinion, professional or otherwise, of jobs.ac.uk or, our employer, the University of Warwick.
4. How is the information selected?
This quote from Hsien sums it up precisely:
Unlike a scientific journal, magazine, or newspaper, there is no editor for [jobs.ac.uk career blogs]. Hence, like most other blogs, there is no fact checker other than myself. I rely on you, my readers, to correct me when I’m mistaken and to share your experiences. I welcome all comments whether you agree with me or not.
5. How does the site choose links to other sites?
If we read a blog or site that we think will be useful to the readers of this blog, then we’ll link to it in a blog post. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
6. What information about you does the site collect, and why?
At jobs.ac.uk we use Google Analytics to track visitors to the site.
The information helps us improve the blog by giving us some idea what readers are interested in and whether we need to change the navigation or design.
7. How does the blog manage interactions with visitors?
We would encourage you to comment on any of the posts on our blogs however please read our section on comments in our Legal Statement below.
Please note that opinions expressed within any jobs.ac.uk blog or its comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions of jobs.ac.uk.
Comments that use inappropriate language or unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, harmful, profane, sexually orientated, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material are not acceptable. You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. jobs.ac.uk will not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.
You may reproduce, quote or syndicate portions of jobs.ac.uk blogs, either online or in print, as long as it carries the correct attribution.
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