"covid-19" blog posts

A sense of community, identity and belonging

Posted on: 9 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Joan Chang and Blanca Perez-Sepulveda

Being a postdoc often feels like a transition state; we’re no longer students but we’re still finding our niche.


Discovering your path to effective public engagement

Posted on: 6 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Erika Aquino

Increasing public knowledge, and the confidence to use that knowledge, can empower and inspire people.


How to be a resilient researcher

Posted on: 23 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Bengt Tegner

Here are some of my top tips on how to thrive as a researcher under difficult circumstances.


Making Sense of Hybrid Practice: Provocations on new ways of working

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Podcast 34 - James Howard

Dr James Howard, Director of The Academy, talks about how we as an organisation are making sense of ‘hybrid forms of practice’.


Behind the Screens: images of research in the time of coronavirus

Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Katherine Roscoe profile

Dr Katherine Roscoe writes about her experience of being an organiser for the Images of Research in the Time of Coronavirus competition as part of the Research Staff Conference 2020.


Existence is not an individual affair: Reflections of a new postdoc starting their role during the pandemic

Posted on: 11 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Caroline Redhead profile picture

Caroline Redhead reflects on the experience of starting a new postdoc role during the pandemic.


Creating a “new normal”: Can we narrow the gender and ethnic inequities in academia made worse by COVID-19?

Posted on: 2 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Krishanthi Subramaniam

Dr Kris Subramaniam discusses the question of whether we can narrow the gender and ethnic inequities in academia made worse by COVID-19.


Working From Home as an Early Career Researcher: the ‘New Normal’

Posted on: 30 October 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Michael Robinson and his dog

Dr Michael Robinson relates his experience of working from home as an Early Career Researcher.


Why Wellbeing Can’t Wait

Posted on: 11 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Denise Chilton

Denise Chilton covers the impact of COVID-19 on professional and personal lives and provides advice on coping strategies.


National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering

Posted on: 7 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Fran Sherratt

Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.


Being in the Research Staff Association boosted my CV

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Mary Jane Monaghan profile

Mary Jane Monaghan tells us about how being involved with the Research Staff Association (RSA) as deputy co-chair has enriched her experience at the University.