Cleaning up the workplace?

[caption id="attachment_4754" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: RGB Stock[/caption] I took on a range of roles to support my studies at all levels, an interesting piece on work to support a PhD: James, formerly a PhD student at a Russell Group university in the North of England, also approached his institution…

Can (women) have it all?

Interesting article re: whether women (or anyone) can have it all in a culture which is "always on": Last month, a predictable storm erupted in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter's confessional in Atlanticmagazine. "Women Still Can't Have It All," she declared, explaining why she had given up her dream job in the…

Academic Career or Plan B?

[caption id="attachment_3665" align="alignright" width="207"] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1386500[/caption] Story in Times Higher Education this week has attracted MANY comments already... it starts: Universities benefit from the large pool of cheap labour provided by PhD students and postdocs, but there aren't enough academic jobs to go around, so young scholars should prepare for the possibility of…
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