academic diary

A Mid-Career academic diary

In this post, I thought it might be interesting to outline some of the typical work tasks for me as a mid-career academic. Hopefully this is not too self-indulgent; I thought that if you’re an early career researcher or student considering future careers, this may be of interest to you. Perhaps you’re an international academic, … Read more

Academic Diary II

Day 2 Today is another day in the office. On office days I’m usually busy with meetings, teaching, emails and administration. I try and keep a couple of days clear a week for more thoughtful work, and try and work from home, but it’s not always possible. 0800: I’m in the office bright and early, … Read more

Academic Diary I

Day 1 This is an example of one typical day at work for a mid-career academic. This semester I’m teaching a couple of undergraduate courses, a postgraduate course, and teaching a field class abroad. I’m supervising 5 PhD students and 1 MRes student, and am currently Director of Research and REF2029 lead for the Department … Read more

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