This week’s chat was hosted by Charlotte Mathieson (@cemathieson) and looked at issues around balancing the multiple demands of teaching, research and admin. We had a range of job types represented, from those on single contracts, those balancing multiple contracts, and independent researchers working across academic and non-academic work. We talked about:
- institutional/ international differences in workloads;
- the challenges of working across multiple contracts;
- prioritising workload, especially writing/research over admin, & saying “no”;
- managing email
- staying organised
- writing tips – pomodoro technique, scheduling writing, writing vs editing
- apps and digital tools
You can read the chat in full via this storify; thanks to everyone who took part for making it such an interesting and productive discussion.
The next chat is on Thursday 3rd April, UK/US timezones, and will be hosted by Beth (@phdgeek) on Issues for ECRs in Minority Groups.