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I’ve been thinking about the nature of success:

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I’ve been working in HE for five years and I have to admit, whilst I have no doubt that ‘success’ abounds (degrees completed, research grants awarded, public engaged with etc.) far too many people don’t recognise it if it doesn’t look (to them) big enough. In many of my day to day encounters people will talk in terms of what hasn’t been done, what is going to be ‘too hard’ or what they got wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

I worked as a lecturer, in the NHS for a few years, developing the existing staff for management roles. On the courses were a variety of healthcare professionals e.g. radiographers, physiotherapists, dieticians etc. and many of them had the same gripe.

They loved helping patients with their specialist knowledge and expertise, but the only promotion available was to become a manager and move away from doing the job they loved.

They felt this was a waste of all their years of training but if they wanted to gain a more senior position and earn more money, then a management position was the only way to go. Read the rest of this entry »

03_early_researchers_001We are really very delighted to share with you that the Researcher Professional Development team won the Times Higher Education (THE) Award for Outstanding support for Early Career Researchers.

We always knew that Think Ahead was unique and it makes us really happy that it’s now recognised as the sector leader; both for the productive partnership model we operate (the theme of our entry), and the fact that the framework for the professional development of researchers is inclusive across all faculties and open to PGRs as well as research staff.

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