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Research note 3: Lessons from academic careers

A successful career can take many forms, and there are always lessons to be learned through studying people’s achievements. For successful academics, obituaries are revealing about what counts as success and how to achieve it. In the obituaries featured weekly in The Times Higher in the five years from January […]

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Research note 1: Managing career endings and the transition to retirement: the case of academics

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Academic careers matter for several reasons, and much has been written about them. Extensive advice is available on establishing successful academic careers, but a recent contributor to this literature lamented that the ideal model of academic careers ‘fails to attend to the concerns of scholars looking to transition successfully out of the university at the end of their career’ (Hay 2017: 200).

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