“Saturday, Bloody Saturday”

'Share' project diarists divulge how they are losing their weekends to work. Rebecca Attwood reports Ah, Saturday...a break from the daily grind, a chance to spend time with family and friends, have some fun, catch up on domestic chores or simply to pause and reflect. Not necessarily, if you are an academic. Diaries that university teachers are keeping about their working lives as part of Share, a research project, show that for some, Saturday is…

Social Media for Employability (@_UoW)

Social Media for Job Hunting on Prezi The University of Winchester is hosting 'Employability Week' this week, and right now, I'll be presenting the above Prezi, hopefully to a keen bunch of students (you don't get too far in social media without being keen/enthusiastic), covering some of the ways that I've used social media to build my online reputation, and suggesting different options for them.

Urania’s Lesson for Clio (Humanities Funding Crisis)

Crisis in the humanities? What crisis? If there is one, it is not of the kind commonly supposed. The evidence proves that funding is collapsing, student recruitment wavering or plunging, and academic posts vanishing. But understandable concern over these problems masks deeper troubles, which are not the result of the economic travails that arts departments undergo, or matters of the prestige or popularity of the disciplines they teach, but intellectual challenges that arise from within…