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In a fascinating article in this week’s Chronicle, Leonard Cassuto explores how universities treat their postgraduate students. You can read the whole article here. A few respondents to this blog have also highlighted the precarious position of doctoral students in … Read More
This week I had some great news: I have been promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer! As well as being very pleasing for me personally, this also illustrates that, if you are willing to push hard enough, it is … Read More
Happy New Year to one and all! I thought I’d start 2011 with a controversial question: do you think that academia is still a viable career option for new PhD students? I was talking to colleagues at a conference last … Read More
So, it’s coming to the end of a seemingly endless term. Only a few hours of teaching to go, only a few more meetings before the Christmas break. And even though we’re only having three weeks off, family commitments will … Read More