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Academic Roles Within a Department

This white paper is designed to inform about the various roles that academics have to take on within departments. It will cover: departmental level roles, managerial roles, external administration roles, and the advantages and...

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Catherine Armstrong explores some alternative routes into taking up a lecturing position.

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This white paper is aimed at people who are currently doing a postgraduate degree, or who work or are looking for work in Higher Education and would like to get the products of their research published. The topics covered are:-...

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Fitting in with the University Culture

Neil Harris series continues with article considering University life. University life has many benefits. The current funding system ensures that you will be working with intelligent people from all over the globe. It.s a diverse...

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