Climate change has become a global issue and residents of countries across the world are beginning to stand up and voice their opinions on perceived lack of action. The constant back and forth between world superpowers over the issue turned it in to a problem that many governments are too willing to place far down… Continue reading Climate change: an urgent need to act
Ebola death toll: are we doing enough?
Since March this year, over 3500 people in western Africa have been affected by the Ebola virus, with over 1,800 people suffering fatalities. The virus, which is contagious, has affected the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone in this most recent outbreak. Discovered in 1976, the causes for Ebola are not clearly… Continue reading Ebola death toll: are we doing enough?
Student numbers soar – and staff levels fall
University students should feel confident that lecturers can provide the support they need throughout their academic study at the institution. Is this crucial aspect of higher education being compromised? Whilst job cuts are limiting the number of lecturing staff, enrolment figures continue to rise. If a lecturer does not have enough hours in the day… Continue reading Student numbers soar – and staff levels fall
Balancing university teaching with research – what is the challenge?
For an academic career to be successful, it needs to be rewarding; there has to be passion, dedication and commitment. These elements need to be concomitant with a fine balance between teaching and research. This is surely an expectation and a principle of academic life. Publishing research material is now considered an essential academic activity… Continue reading Balancing university teaching with research – what is the challenge?