It is often said that academia is a calling and not just a career. However, sometimes it is exactly this passion which can make it hard to successfully walk the line between career and personal life. This means that, as academics, we occasionally need some support finding the right balance between work and play.
In this issue of INCITE we explore the highs and lows of the academic lifestyle, from making the most of fixed term contracts and career planning to finding the best ways to unwind and maintaining your own work-life balance. Here we focus on what support the University offers its staff in managing their careers and maintaining their physical and mental well-being – Tai Chi anyone? We hope that this issue has a little something for everyone, so pop on the kettle, pull up a chair and take a look.
You can see the INCITE blog for the full PDF version:
We will also be distributing printed copies across campus. If you¹d like to get a hold of your very own copy, email: Dee-Ann.Johnson@manchester.ac.uk and we¹ll pop one in the internal post to you.
With best wishes, The INCITE Editors:
Viktor Zólyomi (FSE) – lead for this edition.
Ashley Chessher (FMBH)
Sarah Fox (FMBH)
Chris Keyworth (FMBH)
Adam Parry (FSE)
Sree Shankhachur Roy (FSE)
Alex Ryan (FMBH)
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