Life as an academic during lockdown

I've really enjoyed discussing with other people how they are managing their work live in the strange world of the COVID-19 lockdown. So, here are my thoughts - a little off-topic from my usual (now infrequent) posts about the life of an early-career  academic PI, but at least it has relevance in the here and … Continue reading Life as an academic during lockdown

Open days

Brief post here, but one I've been wanting to write for a while on what it's like to be a part of the university recruitment machine: open days. Along with pastoral duties, one of the things you'll have to do which you feel wildly unprepared for as a new lecturer is the fact that you'll … Continue reading Open days


If you have teaching, you have marking. As a PhD student, you likely had a supervisor who moaned about marking. When you start your first lectureship, you’ll now have senior colleagues who moan about marking. If you’ve been given some teaching relief in your first year, you might get to listen to people moaning about … Continue reading Marking