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Academic Conference Look #2
Academic Conference Look #2
by | Fashion/Style

Here in the UK, summer is officially over and the usual green leaves are turning into the beautiful shades of autumn. The colour inspiration I get walking through the university campus these days just blows my mind. The warmth of autumnal colours of nature is the gift that keeps giving, which make us want to […]

Elmarie’s Fitness Journey and Academia
Elmarie’s Fitness Journey and Academia
by | Lifestyle

How valuable is fitness to our daily lives as academic researchers & professionals? Elmarie Venter shares a detailed account of her fitness journey, and the positive impact it’s had on her academic career. Since I was a teenager, I always enjoyed reading up about the world and doing research; and for a long time it didn’t matter […]

Meet the Scholar Lauren
Meet the Scholar Lauren
by | Fashion/Style

Meet the Scholar, Lauren, a Graduate Council Research Fellow at the University of Alabama in the Department of Psychology. She is currently in the third year of pursuing a PhD in Social Experimental Psychology with the goal of remaining in academia at a research-oriented university. Lauren’s research examines the interaction between affect, cognition, and personality. She […]

Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
by | Features

2016 feels long gone, seeing how much we already have packed into the New Year. That said, I do feel like 2017 has a very positive vibe about it. Have you set any goals for the new year? What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? For some of us, […]

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
by | Features

We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]

Meet the Scholar | Silvia
Meet the Scholar | Silvia
by | Meet The Scholar

Meet Silvia De Conca, an Assistant Professor of IT Law & IP Law at the Business and Humanities School of the Monterrey Tech University (Campus Chihuahua). She is also a member of the Mexican Academy for IT Law, and her main areas of research interest are: Law & Technologies, and in particular Law & Robotics, with a focus […]

Fashion: Why Academics Should Care
Fashion: Why Academics Should Care
by | Fashion/Style

Fashion Matters: Why academics should care about what they wear  By Ben Barry (@drbenbarry) This article was originally published on The Chronicle of Higher Education. Academics get a bad rap for their sartorial choices. More than two decades ago the fashion historian Valerie Steele scoffed that “academics may be the worst-dressed middle-class occupational group.” Today this […]

Academic Maternity Closet on a budget
Academic Maternity Closet on a budget
by | Fashion/Style

By Shakira Quiñones | I became pregnant for the first (and so far only) time when I was a PhD student. Although this pregnancy was planned and very wanted, I couldn’t help but worry about my research: would I complete my classes on time, would postponing my fieldwork ruin my work flow and really cut my time…Which […]

5 Academic Valentine Gift Ideas
5 Academic Valentine Gift Ideas
by | Lifestyle

Married to or in love with an academic and have no idea what would make your significant other tick this valentine? I just might have a few ideas that would save the day, but follow the manual carefully ha! We had a bit of brainstorming at the SA office about what gift ideas would most […]

10 must-have Academic fashion picks
10 must-have Academic fashion picks
by | Fashion/Style

A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe. Have you ever been in the situation where you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear to an outing? That’s right, me too. It is because the semi-wrong items occupy the front row in our closets. As academic researchers, comfort and class are key. We want […]