[CANCER] Completing the @MaggiesCentres ‘Living with Stress’ Course

So, yesterday I finished a 6-week course at Maggie‘s on ‘managing stress’. The course is designed for those who have had a diagnosis of cancer (or those close to them), as diagnosis, surgery, treatments, and ongoing treatment are all ‘difficult and testing times’ – leading to extra stress, intense emotion, tiredness and irritability:   Week […]

Academic stress?

I’m wondering how many small changes – by academics, and by institutions, could change this? And how much of it is self-driven? Academics are suffering from growing stress levels as a result of heavy workloads, management issues and a long-hours culture, a survey has found. Unachievable deadlines, acute time pressures and the need to work […]

I feel like a marked man

This just rings SO true… Undergraduate examinations drive Tim Birkhead to the therapist’s couch I hate to say it, but I really dislike marking examination scripts. I’m not sure if this is unusual, but I feel I need some help… Therapist: Lie down on the couch and tell me why you feel this way. Me: […]