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By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 14, 2013
The recent and on-going reforms of higher education are enforcing an individualisation of academic labour. That academics would gamely play along with such a system is astonishing.
By British Academy | Published: May 2, 2013
The British Academy recently published a guide for students encouraging those studying the humanities and social sciences to become statistically savvy.
By British Academy | Published: May 1, 2013
Quantitative Skills (QS) can make you highly employable across many industries. Find out from these two entrepreneurs how their QS helped them succeed in the private sector.
By Sarah-Louise Quinnell | Published: April 2, 2013
I have argued repeatedly that Social Scientists have a lot to offer sectors outside of the Ivory Tower and it is time we stopped associating this with negative words like failure and selling out.
By Greg White | Published: March 8, 2013
Taking a break from research
By Daniel Nehring | Published: February 19, 2013
Just as it is insufficiently recognised in public debates, the emotional side of forced flexibility in academic labour does not appear to be a major topic of conversation among established sociologists
By Roopika Risam | Published: February 18, 2013
If we don’t discuss the job search as anything more than a painful memory, we add to the mystique of gaining academic employment, isolating ourselves in the process.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: February 15, 2013
The authors of “Why Does College Cost So Much?” take a look at the root causes and determine that we can reduce the price of higher education, but not dramatically.
By Sarah-Louise Quinnell | Published: February 3, 2013
How much autonomy do we have as Early Career Researchers?