Applying for academic jobs

Applying for academic jobs

Applying for academic jobs: Seven choices to make by Sophie Coulombeau, Lecturer in English Literature, Cardiff University This post first appeared in on Sophie Coulombeau’s blog on September 24, 2014. Yesterday I had a chat with postgraduate students in my new department at Cardiff University, about the process of applying for academic jobs after the PhD. It was felt […]

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Educating Ali

Educating Ali

Educating Ali The following blog is by Dr Ali Haggett. Ali writes about her experiences of academia and her transition out of academic life and work. You can follow Ali’s blog here. The 21st September 2018 was my last day working as an academic at one of the UK’s top universities.  Unlike many on precarious […]

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A Day in the Life of a Research Professor

A Day in the Life of a Research Professor

A Day in the Life of a Research Professor   David Roberts   5.30am: Wake up. It’s an old habit from my days of (a) commuting from West Worcestershire to Birmingham and (b) knowing I had to get into the Dean’s Office at 7am to do emails, sign forms and say hi to Wuhan, where […]

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Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Hi Regina, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Absolutely thrilled! I have to admit that it took me some days to realise that I have passed my viva – despite the whole department celebrating with me! What was your PhD title? Towards a New Theory of Metafiction: Literary Self-Reflexiveness in Contemporary British […]

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Media Insight Training: Dan Thurley

Media Insight Training: Dan Thurley

As someone who works on the ‘other side’ of the media in a purely technical capacity coordinating live shots for TV news, I found some of Simons ‘war stories’ really, interesting and it opened my eyes to a journalistic side I hadn’t considered before and so I found the media training with Simon useful.    […]

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Early Career Survival Guide

Early Career Survival Guide

In view of the mounting challenges facing early career academics after the PhD, Dr Derek Dunne (Cardiff University) and Dr Toria Johnson (University of Birmingham) have compiled this online survival guide. The guide includes a range of resources, useful for those who are working towards as well as having completed the PhD. These include: Updates […]

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