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academic library access for the independent academic?

I live in the West Midlands, home to a few good university libraries. Unfortunately, none of these libraries offer memberships to community members. My own alma mater, Birmingham City University, does not have an alumni library membership. It's very annoying. I would really like access to SagePub and T&F for journal articles. Can you recommend a university or college in the UK, Europe, or anywhere that offers remote access to their library's databases and where I could buy an annual membership?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Not academic now, but academic later?

What should I do now to increase my chances to getting into academia later? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Apr 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Surprise graduate school opportunity

I just got a surprise grad school offer but I need to decide quickly. [more inside]
posted by raeka on Jun 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Are you a neuroscientist? Happy in academia? Want to do science...

So I have been working in an entirely different field for the last years and was never entirely sure about what I wanted to do with my life. I am certain at this point that I want to work in a field which involves, you know, nervous systems. Unsurprisingly, I am thinking of academia. [more inside]
posted by epibatidine on May 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Useful social network, or waste of time?

What is FacultyRow.com? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Feb 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Course proposals and other things that go bump in the night.

Have gotten invited to be part of an academic research center. Will you tell me if I should approach them with the biggest proposal I would complete in three years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Tutoring at university: What to expect and what is expected.

I've just applied for my first university tutoring position (English Literature) and just want to know a bit about what I can expect. Example: how much of the preparation/material is guided by the lecturer of the course you end up tutoring for? Tutoring, like lecturing, seems to be one of those things that have no set route for getting into. While I'm sure the pay rate for tutoring on campus varies from one university (and probably, from one course) to another, is there an applicable standard rate to keep in mind? Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
posted by New England Cultist on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 answers

You say you're an academic technologist? Tell me more!

Circumstances have led me to apply for university instructional technologist positions even though this is not what I have specifically trained to do. Now that I am getting interviews, I need perspective/resources. [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Apr 9, 2009 - 1 answer

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

My google-fu has failed: Which Australian university courses are the hardest to get into?

My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I find a sequenced list of the admission requirements for Australian university courses? Ideally, I'm looking for something like "Top 50 most difficult-to-get-into courses in Australia". [more inside]
posted by [ixia] on Aug 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Being the bright kid at 30

I would like to be the bright kid again, but I've just turned 30. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 17, 2008 - 33 answers

Is it appropriate to get a letter of recommendation from people on the search committee?

I am currently a visiting professor at a liberal arts college. Our department is conducting a search for a tenure track position which I intend to apply for. I need letters of recommendation which address my teaching abilities. The people most qualified to write these letters are my colleagues that are on the search committee. Is it appropriate or inappropriate to ask them to write letters of recommendation for this position?
posted by achmorrison on Oct 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Advice for starting a tenure track science job.

NewAcademicJobFilter: What did/should you do, to start off a new academic job at a new institution and do it right? Lab? Colleagues? Students? People to know? Actions to take? How did you leave your own institution? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Where's the discipline specific academic gossip?

I know where to go for gossip within my own academic discipline, but are there canonical blogs (on moves, hiring, graduate apps, big books, occasional meta-discipline discussion, etc). or rankings in other disciplines? The Chronicle and Arts and Letters Daily are more general. I'm looking for more discipline specific stuff. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How to deal with disruptive university students who are determined to ruin the course and the tutors?

How to deal with disruptive university students who are determined to ruin the course and the tutors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2006 - 32 answers

Harvard References in Word?

We're meant to do all of our University assignments with Harvard Referencing. Easy enough. However I've grown used to using Word's system of managing references and it does all the updating itself for any changes I make - has anyone got any ideas how to get Word 2007 (or 2003 / XP) to do the referencing? My Google-fu has failed me so far.
posted by philsi on Nov 8, 2006 - 2 answers

Help me to write an (anonymous?) blog about my life as a university lecturer.

How to write a blog about my work (I am a senior lecturer in a university) without making myself exposed, and without breaching rules of confidentially? [more inside]
posted by slimeline on Oct 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Roehampton Creative Writing Masters

What do you know/think about the University of Roehampton, London? Most especially I am interested in its School of Arts, and its MA in Creative and Professional Writing.... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Teaching studio art at a university.

How does one get a tenure-track job as a studio art professor? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Jan 3, 2006 - 14 answers

Academic business cards?

I am a M.A. student at a small university in Canada. Next week I will be heading to a large academic conference and I want to have some business cards for shmoozing networking purposes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 22, 2005 - 22 answers

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