Reading friends

I spent last week in the bushland setting of the Melbourne campus of La Trobe University in the company of the Academic Identities project team, writing, thinking, reading, talking, eating and walking. Taking a break from an 'in-your-head' morning, we walked around the 30 hectare wildlife sanctuary on campus (images © Film Victoria): While at La … Continue reading Reading friends

Living academia

Chubb, Watermeyer and Wakeling’s evocatively titled article Fear and Loathing in the Academy describes an aspect of university life that will be familiar to many. With a lively turn of phrase, they explore emotional responses to the research impact agenda in the UK and Australia: The emotional state of academic labour ... [is] frequently portrayed … Continue reading Living academia

Random thoughts

I have been scribbling a lot of notes to myself on post-its lately, to the extent that someone in a workshop today commented on the lack of sophistication of my record-keeping and communication system. (The image below is this morning's efforts). This post is going to read something like a collection of post-it notes on … Continue reading Random thoughts