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What is an academic career in Psychology?. Dr Matthew Coxon. Aims of this workshop. To reflect on the challenges of an academic career in Psychology; To share hints and tips on handling these challenges. Whinging time!. Grab a postcard and write down: Something you complain about often

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Aims of this workshop
Aims of this workshop

  • To reflect on the challenges of an academic career in Psychology;

  • To share hints and tips on handling these challenges.


Whinging time
Whinging time!

Grab a postcard and write down:

Something you complain about often

Something you hear others complain about


A balancing act of wants needs
A balancing act of wants/needs…

Teaching

Admin

Research

  • Three core parts to any academic job

  • Balancing these is a key feature of an academic career

  • How they are balanced affects your career path


In a challenging climate and culture
…in a challenging climate and culture.

  • Rapidly changing landscape/climate of crisis

  • Precarious opportunities and limited funding

  • Normalisation of stress and overload

  • Personalisation of professional success and failure


Handling these challenges
Handlingthese challenges

  • On a piece of paper write down:

  • Something you do to handle these challenges;

  • Something other people do to handle these challenges.


Matt s top tips well just tips
Matt’s top tips (well, just tips)

  • Do one big job before you open your e-mail;

  • Turn your e-mail off each timeyou have checked it;

  • Only plan 50% of your day;

  • Leave 24hrs before agreeing to something new;

  • Carry a list around with you of your main responsibilities (for impromptu negotiations);

  • Good enough is good enough;

  • And, always make the time to thank, encourage and congratulate colleagues.