"...tells you everything you need to know about academic careers, including the vital components of networking, teaching, researching and writing...accessible, with lots of 'handy hints' and useful pointers to other material and experience" - Health Service Journal "...provides a readable and well-researched guide, picking its way meticulously through every detail of academic lifein 220 pages. The authors analyse each role in some detail, providingtips and quotes from numerous useful sources...This book's healthy strand of realism is illustrated by a list of positive verbs that the authors recommend you to start using if you want to achieve academic success " - New Scientist
About the Author
The authors have previously published together How to Research, Open University Press. Dr Loraine Blaxter is a part-time Research Associate and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Education in Development at the University of Warwick. Dr Christina Hughes is a Lecturer in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Warwick. She is co-editor of Gender and Education. Dr Malcolm Tight is Reader in Continuing Education at the University of Warwick. His most recent book is Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training (Routledge, 1996). He is co-editor of Higher Education Quarterly.