Category Archives: Academics

Writing well at work: what I have learned from being a writer

I like to write. I am a published writer. I am therefore often asked for help or advice from other people who are struggling to write things. In this post I have set out a few ideas from my own … Read More »

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Higher Education and Twitter: Five things we have learned from Tweeting

Over the past month, our team has been dipping a tentative foot into the waters of Twitter with a new feed dedicated to research activity, staff and students at our university. Here I share some of the things we have … Read More »

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Coping with uncertainty at work

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” John Allen Paulos Uncertainty at work comes in many forms. Restructures. Office moves. Changes in policies, practices and priorities. Even if things … Read More »

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Working with challenging or difficult students

Most of the students that we come into contact with at work are lovely; they are bright, engaged, independent and a pleasure to talk to. The ones that usually stick in the mind are the ones who are in some … Read More »

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The value of meditating at work

It wasn’t so long ago that meditation was the sole preserve of hippies and yoga gurus – it was seen something a bit odd or self-indulgent, and certainly wasteful of time in a time-pressured world. But, even as meditation becomes … Read More »

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Time Management Strategies For Job-Hunters

Seeking work can turn into a full-time job if you let it—and that’s a problem if you must juggle job-hunting alongside studying, current work responsibilities, and family commitments. The trick is to take control of the time you spend by … Read More »

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Dealing with Change at Work

With many planned changes across universities and all workplaces in the current economic climate I thought it might be handy to have a few tips on how to deal with changes at work. In my fairly short career so far … Read More »

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