"covid-19" blog posts
A sense of community, identity and belonging
Being a postdoc often feels like a transition state; we’re no longer students but we’re still finding our niche.
Posted on: 9 September 2021
Discovering your path to effective public engagement
Increasing public knowledge, and the confidence to use that knowledge, can empower and inspire people.
Posted on: 6 September 2021
How to be a resilient researcher
Here are some of my top tips on how to thrive as a researcher under difficult circumstances.
Posted on: 23 August 2021
Making Sense of Hybrid Practice: Provocations on new ways of working
Dr James Howard, Director of The Academy, talks about how we as an organisation are making sense of ‘hybrid forms of practice’.
Posted on: 12 February 2021
Behind the Screens: images of research in the time of coronavirus
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.
Posted on: 18 December 2020
Existence is not an individual affair: Reflections of a new postdoc starting their role during the pandemic
Caroline Redhead reflects on the experience of starting a new postdoc role during the pandemic.
Posted on: 11 December 2020
Creating a “new normal”: Can we narrow the gender and ethnic inequities in academia made worse by COVID-19?
Dr Kris Subramaniam discusses the question of whether we can narrow the gender and ethnic inequities in academia made worse by COVID-19.
Posted on: 2 December 2020
Working From Home as an Early Career Researcher: the ‘New Normal’
Dr Michael Robinson relates his experience of working from home as an Early Career Researcher.
Posted on: 30 October 2020
Why Wellbeing Can’t Wait
Denise Chilton covers the impact of COVID-19 on professional and personal lives and provides advice on coping strategies.
Posted on: 11 September 2020
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering
Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.
Posted on: 7 September 2020
Being in the Research Staff Association boosted my CV
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.
Posted on: 21 August 2020