There will always be another email.

Achieving work life balance is a topic that I post about frequently, because it is something I am navigating. I am also aware that I am not alone in this, I have conversations with my bestfriends (who don’t work in academia) and they are struggling too. One of the things that interrupts my balance is emails. As a teaching academic […]

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Tips to increase student engagement

I have always enjoyed teaching- even while growing up I often volunteered in coaching or tutoring roles- so in ways it is unsurprising that I now have a teacher-prominent role within academia. While I have always enjoyed teaching, since starting my full time position this year I have realised that I am also very passionate about being an effective teacher. […]

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The uncertainty of Academia

Academia is not known for its job security, even in times without a global pandemic. It is also not known for its linear career trajectory. We know this going in, but it doesn’t mean that the uncertainty is easy. I am at the start of my academic career and I genuinely don’t know where it will take me from here. […]

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The Seasons of Academia.

One of the things I have learnt since joining academia as a PhD student in 2016, is that there are clear and distinct seasons within academia. Just like we do in our everyday lives, we have to move through these seasons, and sometimes this can mean enduring long and cold winters. Other times it means flourishing in extended summers (think […]

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