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Academia: is it still a man’s world?

New Zealand female academics could build a house with the amount of money they were underpaid compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found. A University of Canterbury study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, repudiates what’s called the ...

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Are academics human beings or human resources?

The casualisation of academic staff is nothing new in Australia – Campus Review has covered the topic many times and yet the problem seems to only get worse. (Kate Prendergast's story A vision for radical university change illustrates the extent of ...

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Frustration: The essence of good writing?

Everyone in academia can empathise with that feeling of frustration that accompanies lengthy writing tasks, such as theses, journal chapters and edited books. Words, phrases and syntactical choices are pored over; paragraphs are experimented with, adapted and sometimes cast away; ...

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