Group-discussions

Perspectives on Gender and Fieldwork Conference: some reflections by Hilary Geoghega

Reblogged from SAGE(S) Advice: Fieldwork, Gender & Careers Posted on May 29, 2015by louisejones On 29th April 2015, 50 academics, researchers, students and invited guests of the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science gathered to share their experiences and perspectives on the theme of ‘Gender and Fieldwork’. Fieldwork can be broadly defined as the work we do…

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Lecturer to do list…

The small things that make up ‘academic life’… Sort out VAT on expense claim Organise marking for seminar reviews Review two papers Organise interview transcription Sort out consultancy claim Book student to improve wordpress site Re-draft sections of Athena SWAN application Re-draft paper revisions with co-authors Write dept blogpost Send out email about dissertation prize…

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Clearing my mind with plants 

It’s been a busy 2015 and today I just needed an hour or two to clear my mind and refresh my thinking on what needs to happen before the end of term. I decided getting outside and doing some gardening might be the answer – getting a planty perspective (see work by Atchison and Head…

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Citizen Science Event (for social scientists) in May

Following a superb meeting on citizen science last week – here are a couple of events you might be interested in… British Ecological Society Citizen Science special interest group’s events in May The two events are quite different in structure and purpose – but both linked to citizen science (obviously!). Feel free to come along…

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How do you remain enthusiastic?

Earlier this week, I got this email: Do you mind me asking – how do you find the confidence/enthusiasm to keep working when people around you don’t necessarily support/encourage you? How did you find that inner confidence to go for it? I was flattered and shocked. On the one hand, it is great to be…

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5 signs you might be addicted to academia

I completed my lecture-based teaching last term so I could throw myself into reading, writing, re-drafting this term. My name is Hilary and I think I’m addicted to academia. I was eating, drinking and sleeping ideas, references and cross-disciplinary inspiration. I’ve identified 5 signs you might be addicted to academia: 1. You wake up and…