Trench Coat has feminist history
Trench Coat has feminist history
by | Fashion/Style

Who would have thought that the trench coat is an icon of women emancipation? Josh Sims’ new book, Icons of Women’s style (2015), drops this bombshell. During the early 1920s, women wore the trench coat  as a statement of emancipation, just as it made a fashion statement.

Networking made easy in 5 Dos
Networking made easy in 5 Dos
by | Lifestyle

1) Have a business card ready The more creative the business card design, the better. I remember this one business card I collected at an African Women conference. I couldn’t put it away after saving the details. It looked so good sitting on my desk, I couldn’t let it go. This of course meant that every morning, […]

How to be a Digital Academic 2
How to be a Digital Academic 2
by | Features

Digital media tools are fast becoming a significant part of academic life. To ignore them is to fall behind. This is why when Jobs and Piirus advertised a workshop on The Digital Academic, I just had to be there. If you were unable to make it to the event, do follow this series of 3 […]

How to be a Digital Academic 1
How to be a Digital Academic 1
by | Features

I arrived Scarman House, Warwick University, with high expectations. It was the venue for the Digital Academic workshop organised by Jobs.ac.uk and Piirus. At the end of the event, I was glad I came. It was worth the energy it took to make it there. I got to take a selfie with the amazing Thesis Whisperer – […]

Event | The Digital Academic
Event | The Digital Academic
by | Features

The Digital Academic: Tools and Tips for Research Impact and ECR Employability  Organised by Jobs.ac.uk in collaboration with Piirus.com Date: Monday 23rd March 2015 Venue: Scarman Training & Conference Centre at the University of Warwick Speakers: Dr Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer), Dr Nadine Muller, and Andy Tattersall Fee: £20 Social media and digital tools are now a staple of many […]

“Almost” by Kemi Ogunniyi
“Almost” by Kemi Ogunniyi
by | Features

In a few seconds her name would be called next. She had dreamt of this moment over and over. Just last night, she tripped over something on the stage and fell and everybody laughed at her. Stupid dreams, more like nightmares. She took a deep breath in and tried to focus on the stage. For […]

Advice for Young Academics …
Advice for Young Academics …
by | Lifestyle

Trending on Twitter today… make sure you find your GEMS in the ROUGH below… #AdviceForYoungAcademics Much of what you’re told is ‘policy’ is myth to prevent innovation and change – do your research – bust the myths — Sonia Hendy-Isaac (@SoniaHendyIsaac) February 10, 2015 Having a family and being an academic are not incompatible. Stick […]

5 Style Tips for a Presentation
5 Style Tips for a Presentation
by | Lifestyle

Presentations in the classroom, boardroom, or conference hall can be nerve-racking. The least you can do after racking up confidence from your competence, is to pull some extra from your outfit. Like Style Confidante says, “match your presence with your performance”!

Monochrome Chic in the Library
Monochrome Chic in the Library
by | Looks

  Monochrome Library Run by stylish-academic featuring black skinny jeans Graphic t shirt, £13 / 10 Crosby Derek Lam black shirt, £195 / Twist Tango white top / L K Bennett pencil skirt / White skirt, £32 / Black skinny jeans