This fall, students headed to university campuses aren’t only dealing with the usual transitions. Students are facing unique transitions to post-secondary life because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both new and returning university students are preparing to study in-person for the first time since the pandemic began. Some may be looking for clinics to get vaccinated. At […] … learn more→
Monthly Archives: August 2021
Universities need to prepare for student binge drinking after COVID-19 shutdowns
Up to 80% of uni students don’t read their assigned readings. Here are 6 helpful tips for teachers
University course readings are pivotal to advance student knowledge and prepare them for class discussions. Despite this, only 20-30% of students read the assigned materials. Drawing on research findings that help explain this alarmingly low rate, this article offers some strategies to help students engage with their required readings. Over the past two decades educators have raised […] … learn more→
School students who had COVID-19 report stigma and bullying. How can we stop it?
Queensland school students have reportedly been bullied after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and have struggled to return to school as a result. The Queensland Department of Education stated it hasn’t heard of any bullying related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the nature of bullying, this isn’t necessarily surprising. Stigma related to being diagnosed with COVID-19 has the […] … learn more→
How to get your CPR Certification
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) often comes in handy when you’re least expecting it. 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home, work, or other public locations, but only a third of the people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital receive CPR from a bystander. And according to the American Heart Association, 70% of Americans wouldn’t […] … learn more→
Chronic fatigue and university support for disabilities
We should not shy away from the fact that universities are an ableist working environment with the university’s mythical and illusionary expectations of a perfect academic worker with exceptional performance. The reality is that talent is talent, and every diverse group of academics bring something to the table and contribute to their universities. If you have seen […] … learn more→
Should you publish during your PhD?
So you are not doing PhD by publication. You’re not in a country and/or discipline which expects you to publish during your PhD – yes really, some do. And you hear conflicting advice about whether publishing during your PhD is a good idea or not. Some people say that writing a paper for publication (or a book chapter), while […] … learn more→
Why is the voice of literary women and journalists so scarce in the classroom?
A few weeks ago, in a talk in the framework of the Castilla y León International Literature Festival ( FILE ) on the important role that women had in the press since the mid-19th century, attention was drawn to the need to include these names in textbook indexes alongside those of their contemporaries. Research interest in the […] … learn more→
Uni students have had to be vaccinated against other diseases — COVID-19 is no different
Should universities require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campus once vaccines are readily available in Australia? Professor Iain Martin, vice-chancellor of Deakin University and former dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, says yes. Campus life is filled with potential super-spreader events. Students attend lectures, […] … learn more→
It’s all too easy to be offended by an innocent work email — but there are ways to avoid it
Most people use email frequently in their work, even more during lockdowns and with increased working from home. And all of us have heard tips for “netiquette” — those helpful hints for avoiding offence or miscommunication in the messages we send. But here’s the thing. Offence is taken as well as given. Neither good intentions […] … learn more→
Free Guy’s philosophy: could we just be lines of code in a grand simulation?
Have you ever wondered if you’re just a character in some elaborate simulation? You shake the thought off because you’re a real person, living a real life, in a concrete reality. But can you be certain that you are? Isn’t it at least possible that your body and that the world around you are nothing […] … learn more→