Related Articles

PhD & Research Opportunities in Denmark - Google+ Hangout on Air Summary

We recently hosted a live Google+ Hangout on Air with six inspirational panellists with one simple objective: to help you consider opportunities open to you and specifically options for pursuing PhD and Research Opportunities in Denmark.

Compiling An Edited Collection

The process of compiling an edited volume is both enjoyable and exhausting in equal measure! The editor needs patience, negotiating skill and the ability to work across several time zones with authors located in different parts of the...

How To Apply For Visiting Fellowships in the USA

A popular destination for many academics seeking visiting appointments is the USA – an understandable phenomenon, based on the large number of universities and the vast array of subjects taught and studied at all academic levels. Yet...

The Invisible Job? Finding A Mid-Career Post Elsewhere

So you’ve moved past the difficult early years of career uncertainty, working out how to do all the different parts of an academic job at once, and you find yourself ten years or so in.

5 Tips For Delivering A Great Open-Day Presentation

The open-day presentation is a thing apart. However much of an experienced teacher you may be, there is something about the mixed audience on the day of both prospective students and their parents that can make finding the right level...

Your Media Profile and Your CV

Many academics these days have some sort of social media presence. But your (traditional) media profile is also of increasing importance these days. This article looks how newspapers, radio, TV, and even film consultation can be built...

Interdisciplinarity and the REF

What is interdisciplinarity? Is it, as the authors of a recent study on the subject by the Wellcome Institute describe it as, ‘a term that everyone invokes and none understands’?

Looking Ahead at Postgraduate Funding

Now that summer is upon us it is easy to put postgraduate matters on the back-burner. After all, current postgrads will be busily getting on with their research, while incoming postgraduates have applied already for funding to start in...

Social Media and the REF

It is widely recognized that social media and academia can work well together. Social media can be an effective means of growing name recognition, building peer networks, and disseminating ideas outside the traditional peer review...

Formative Assessment Ideas For Module Revamps

It’s spring, and a lecturer’s thoughts turn to revising modules while there’s still time to get the new proforma in front of the board. If you are considering moving towards formative assessment, what options do you have for components,...

Five Things To Remember When Mentoring Junior Colleagues

Most universities these days follow good practice in assigning a ‘peer mentor’ to any newly appointed junior academic. While on the face of it this seems to be an unproblematic and beneficial arrangement, all too often it can get crowded...

Guiding Undergraduates Through The Dissertation Process

This is the time of year when undergraduate dissertation projects start to take shape, usually for third year undergraduates. Opinions differ on the amount of guidance an undergraduate should be given to help him or her through the...

Impact and Outreach: What's the difference?

These days as universities are now looking ahead to the next REF and starting to collate data on impact activities, some academics are learning the hard way about the difference between impact and outreach, both of which they might have...

Surviving In The Student-Centred Environment

The past few years have seen enormous changes in the UK HE environment, one of the most significant of which has been the drive towards creating a ‘student-centred environment’.

Going For EU Gold? Get Ready For EuroPASS

If you’ve never applied for work with an EU institution or taken part in a funding bid with an EU institution, you probably haven't come across EuroPASS: a plan created to improve mobility between European countries for employees and...

EU And EC Opportunities For Researchers

The European Union, the European Commission and their affiliates, such as the European Research Council, have become major players in international research funding over the past decade. What do you need to know about taking your...

Effective Marking Techniques

Assessment is a central part of any university’s operations, and it is crucial that you understand not only your institution’s guidelines, but the marking principles that lie behind them. This will enable you to make effective choices...

5 Things to Change Before It’s Too Late

The changeover between semesters can be a difficult time of year for academics. First-semester exams need marking just as second-semester teaching begins… and then there are the meetings … your research… and to top it all off, January...

Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany - Google+ Hangout on Air Summary

We recently hosted a live Google+ Hangout on Air with four inspirational panellists with one simple objective: to inform you of Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany.

Beyond Books And Journals: Engaging Students Through Multimedia Sources

We academics are “book people,” so it’s no surprise that our teaching practice relies heavily on printed source material. However, many students are visual learners, and all students appreciate a change of pace. How can you integrate...

« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Connect with us