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Professional Service at Academic Societies

By Elisa Uusimäki, Aarhus University Academic work includes many types of professional service, ranging from editorial tasks and peer-review of research publications to the organization of academic meetings and work in various committees. In addition to publishing and gaining teaching experience, it is important for early career researchers to take care of this aspect of… Continue reading Professional Service at Academic Societies

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Redesigning the Successful Academic

By Matthew Hama, University of Birmingham The Alt-Ac/Post-Ac Trend Over the last decade the terms Alt-Ac (Alternative Academic) and Post-Ac (Post-Academic) have become common within academic circles. An academic job market that consistently offers relatively few permanent research/teaching positions to an overabundance of eligible applicants has increasingly forced both PhD hopefuls and early-career scholars to… Continue reading Redesigning the Successful Academic

Well-Being in Academia

Staff and Student Wellbeing in a Changing Sector: My Experience of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training During a Global Pandemic

Dr Jessica Sanford, University of Wales Trinity Saint David My hazy memories of March – June 2020 can be pretty much summed up as: A global pandemic, lockdown, move to online teaching, a toddler, no childcare, morning sickness, no family contact, marking, teaching content to create, record and disseminate, weekly work meetings, husband also working… Continue reading Staff and Student Wellbeing in a Changing Sector: My Experience of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training During a Global Pandemic

Equality and Access, How To, Networking and Collaborating

How to run an online seminar?

By Marieke Dhonte, University of Cambridge In March 2020 the professional lives of many people, including academics, moved online. Initially conferences were cancelled or postponed, until it became clear just how easy meeting via Zoom or Google Meet would be. Planned conferences were reconfigured for a digital format, new virtual seminars were organized. Meeting online… Continue reading How to run an online seminar?

STECA Updates

A New Team to Take STECA into the Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnGxpahR4ms&feature=youtu.be We are extremely excited to announce today the outstanding new team that will lead STECA on the next stage of its journey. STECA was founded by Professor Charlotte Hempel at the University of Birmingham in 2018 and co-led by an international Steering Group of Early Career Researchers. We are delighted to announce an outstanding… Continue reading A New Team to Take STECA into the Future