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“Dear me”….advice from academics to their younger self. A conversation to get us started. In an article in the Times Higher Education Supplement academics were asked ‘what had they wished they had known at the start of their careers?’ Letters to a young academic are inspirational musings on what will help you make sense of, and survive the world of academia.
Advice ranges from the practical;
“If you’re not asked to take mad chances, manufacture them. Network, ask established academics to publish with you, suggest research proposals, organise team teaching and join at least one committee.”
to the more obscure,
“I’m a scientist. My regret is all the time I wasted working on a useless time machine. If only it worked; I could go back in time and not bother.”
Twitter followers were also asked what advice they would give to themselves given the opportunity. What advice do you have? What would you want to know?
We are keen to keep in regular contact with you as researchers. We want to ensure we keep you informed of what is most relevant and timely when it comes to assisting you with career planning, making applications and exploring your options. If there are any topics, issues or themes you would like us to post about then please get in touch. Alternatively if you yourself would like to contribute to the blog then we welcome guest bloggers. Again please get in touch.