New Job, New Achievements

Sometimes life just gets so busy, so crazily involved, that I forget what I’ve achieved – if Marcus Buckingham is to be believed – this is not a good thing for me – plus this might save me time for my PDR in future! At the end of August 2015, I finished with CODEC at the […]

New Job: Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ManMetUni #thisgirlcan

Just a short update. On Monday I was interviewed for the permanent role of Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, based at the Business School (lovely new building). I used this presentation, focusing upon #thisgirlcan as the case study for ‘best digital marketing campaign in the world’ as taught to final year […]

Is an academic research career possible?

Hmmm, having left Manchester saying I was never going to work in a University again, never move so far north again … and after time with LICC, that I was clearly destined for secular work… There is a “significant credibility gap” between researchers’ expectations and the likelihood of their forging long-term careers in higher education, […]

#ECRChat – Fortnightly Twitter PostDoc Discussion

Nice idea: “Going from the strong PhD community to the early career researcher stage can give you a feeling of isolation, uncertainty and a lack of security, especially when you are moving around on short-term contracts,” she said. Mirroring the popular #PhDchat Twitter channel, #ECRchat allows researchers to discuss issues such as the best time to start […]

Cleaning up the workplace?

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 for help to find a job while he completed his studies. While carrying […]