Latest posts

Careers, Interview

INTERVIEW: Liam Morgan – A postdoc’s journey: academia and beyond

Posted on 6 December 2017 by Andrew Hollins

Note from the editor: When we put the blog together I most wanted to present authentic voices and authentic narratives – this for me is one such post. Liam presents an engaging and accessible expression of his journey through academia and beyond, raising some fundamental areas for reflection along the way… Liam is a former
Read more

Funding, News

FUNDING: Cardiff University Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Andrew Hollins

Ken Ewan (the current RSG chair) went to a talk about this the week before last and kindly brought back these notes outlining a suite of grants designed to offer routes of academic career support a broad cross-section of the Research Staff Group members. The College of Biomedical and Life Sciences has dedicated Early Career Researcher (ECR)
Read more

Careers, Interview, Resources

REBLOG: Think Ahead Blog #sheffvista – Dr Ross Drayton

Posted on 21 November 2017 by Andrew Hollins

This post is a re-blog of an interview piece produced by the University of Sheffield  Think Ahead blog, in which Dr Ross Drayton (a Cardiff University alumnus) eloquently and engagingly describes his transition between academic life to the civil service. Enjoy… Beneath Ross’s story a short footnote that describes how this post came to be.
Read more

Careers, Funding, Opinion, Resources

It’s not me, it’s you – taking setbacks in context

Posted on 13 November 2017 by Andrew Hollins

Unfortunately, it is all too easy to take the chain of rejected research paper submissions, grant funding submissions, studentship or fellowship applications deeply personally. The biggest, and for some the hardest, trick is not to take these professional outcomes to heart. So, whilst easily suggested and not so easily done the main thing to remember is
Read more