Research staff blog 2011
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An interesting essay on the NatureJobs portal writen by University of Oxford professor Carol Robinson.
01 September 2011
Should academics be restricted, or restrict themselves, to speaking in public about their specialist subject only? Or do we have a wider role in public debate? Some thoughts on the Starkey controversy and the importance of knowing where someone's coming from.
29 August 2011
Categories: role models
Advancing in academia is a one day event specifically for members of research staff who want to continue in an academic career or are exploring academia as one of their career options. Explaining types of things that might help you gain the next step on the ladder. It can also provide a reality check of how likely you are to succeed in an academic career.
23 August 2011
I bet many of you, especially in the sciences, have had the experience of looking after undergraduate students. What are the things to think of to make the experience beneficial to both you and themselves?
06 August 2011
The British Science Association organised event took place in London on 25th and 26th May. Here are some thoughts from an attending practising scientist...
01 June 2011
Elsewhere I have discussed the Science Communication Conference. In the keynote lecture Tim Radford, ex-science (and literary and arts at other times) editor of the Guardian, discussed journalism through the years, with some cautionary tales for the era where online seems to be the sole source sof information for many young people.
02 June 2011
Someone I know has been made to feel guilty about wanting to take annual leave for a honeymoon. Have you guys come across a similar attitude from your own boss?
07 June 2011
Do the scientists amongst you fancy trying your luck in a reality TV show style competition where school aged pupils are the judges of your fate? Then this scheme might be the place to start.
05 June 2011
I got to present my research at an event for early-career researchers in the Houses of Parliament. Here are my impressions of the event.
16 March 2011
Can you think of where and how researchers are portrayed in fiction?
02 March 2011