Postgraduates: All about employability?

Interesting… I studied what I studied (although it was by research, rather than taught) because I was interested, and when following interest – more interesting opportunities open up: “I feel guilty for finding it all so interesting,” a student on a taught master’s in history told me recently. My surprise must have been palpable because she went on to explain: “It’s just with the expense of it all, you have to tell people you’re doing Continue Reading →

Life outside of academia?

It’s certainly possible. As someone who has worked across the disciplines, and was told in no uncertain terms that my ‘history’ studies of Second World War propaganda were in fact ‘media studies’ – maybe they were right, I now teach Media Studies! Anyway, drew my attention to this page: What kind of person writes a book about Arctic wildlife, 18th-century surgery or the byways of Elizabethan poetry? Most of the readers, one might assume, will Continue Reading →