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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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".
posted by [ixia]
on Aug 28, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by lalochezia
on Jul 3, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by slimeline
on Oct 28, 2006 -
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
networking purposes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on May 22, 2005 -