It's déjà vu all over again... I had a bad case of déjà vu this week, as the universities of Manchester, Aberystwyth and Sunderland announced job cuts. I went through this at Reading in 2010 and it was why I left to take up a position at the Open University. More on that in a moment.… Continue reading Redundancy in universities
'There are two sorts of failures,' one said with authority, 'those who never publish their PhD and those who publish it with xxxxxxxxx'. .
There's no need for academics to work over the Christmas period, which in the U.K. now extends from Christmas Day (or even Christmas Eve) until after the New Year Bank Holiday. After all, we're hardly 'essential workers' like doctors or midwives. At my university, and at some others I've heard about, not only do the… Continue reading Christmas for academics