Ain’t nobody got time for that

It is my penultimate day at UWE Graduate School and tomorrow I shall be welcoming a new cohort of PhDers as they join a community of over 500 others, all of whom are inching toward a goal of a successful doctorate. This blog post is from one of our PhDers and a founding member of … Continue reading Ain’t nobody got time for that

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Researchers’ Forum – Me, my career and the REF

At a recent Researchers' Forum at UWE Bristol we explored the topic of researcher career development within the context of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). As the dust settles from the REF 2014 it appears to still be at the centre of many discussions in the university research environment. There is still a bit of uncertainty … Continue reading Researchers’ Forum – Me, my career and the REF

Social Media and the Science Communication Unit #digitalresearcher

A few weeks back I gave a lunchtime presentation in a forum for those using/running social media channels at UWE. I was presenting the point of view of someone who supports the development of researchers and how social media is both part of my professional practice and something I think researchers should think about utilising … Continue reading Social Media and the Science Communication Unit #digitalresearcher

HR Excellence in Research – Does it work for you?

HR Excellence in Research In November, the UWE Researchers' Forum tackled the subject of whether or not the HR Excellence in Research Award has improved things for the researchers employed at UWE, Bristol. At its heart are a number of policies that have been agreed by a number of stakeholders in higher education to improve the … Continue reading HR Excellence in Research – Does it work for you?