Zero-hours contracts and precarious academic work in the UK


The University and College Union is fighting back against zero-hour contracts that trap thousands in casualized work. “Zero-hours contracts mean that you can’t make plans because you don’t want to be ‘unavailable’ when the call comes in. So in the end you are just hanging on, not being able to plan anything for months on […]

The Professor as Mass Communicator?


While much about being a university professor has remained unchanged for centuries, the way today’s academics research, teach, and fulfil administrative duties has changed dramatically, as a result of technological change and a cultural shift in what the public expects of academia. In the United Kingdom, these changes are about to hit home for academics […]