This is self care

Self-care is critical right now. Three years after a change management experience in which I felt like a shunted  carriage in Thomas the Tank Engine, I am once again at the mercy of a university restructure. This time I have managerial responsibility for others who are facing redundancy. Supporting them is a good distraction from … Continue reading This is self care

A month of tweets

In September, I tweeted every weekday (plus a weekend recap on Mondays). Inspired by Tseen Khoo (half of the Research Whisperer) I joined The Leveraged PhD social media challenge. Thanks to Melanie Bruce for fun and thought-provoking prompts. Here are some of my posts over the month: Day 3 #TheLeveragedPhD challenge #WhyILoveMyJob My colleagues, those … Continue reading A month of tweets

Writing in company at home

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a writing retreat at home with former colleagues and current co-authors Lilia Mantai and Vanessa Fredericks. We are finalising a journal article on time pressures for PhD candidates and early career academics. The retreat immersed us in writing away from the interruptions of the office. Planning and writing … Continue reading Writing in company at home

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Once again, Karina Luzia (aka @acahacker) puts in a tweet something that takes me a few more words. Acahacking the #thirdspace (Ref: Ramsden, 1998 ’Learning to lead in higher education’) #highered pic.twitter.com/ZIqlxtytPK — Karina Luzia (@acahacker) August 7, 2019 As careers progress, many academics find themselves in the middle. I've mentioned Winter's work Academic manager … Continue reading You are here