1 year in business: how did I do it?

I’m quietly celebrating this June. Not the best month, or year, for celebrations given the world imploding and us being in lockdown amid a global pandemic. Yet, the small things also make up our daily lives and work; and this month marks my business moving beyond the first year marker. I have now successfully leftContinue reading “1 year in business: how did I do it?”

Flexible routines for everyone: keeping lockdown working

Two months ago, as we entered into the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, I wrote this post about finding a daily routine for when everyone is at home.  I wrote this post from the perspective and experience of a chronically ill mum who works online from home. Many aspects of my daily working life remainContinue reading “Flexible routines for everyone: keeping lockdown working”

Finding a daily routine that works when everyone is at home & everything is in flux

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates and the government have finally made the decision to close schools on Friday, parents are facing a tough time ahead. Those of us that are able to work from home have an extraordinary privilege – I am in absolute debt to the service workers who are not able to self-isolateContinue reading “Finding a daily routine that works when everyone is at home & everything is in flux”

To the newly ‘working from home’: avoiding social isolation and maintaining professional identity

Over the past year, I have carved out a new post-academic career that is based on working from home. The majority of my work is now conducted online. I have stage 4 endometriosis and trying to work through and mask endometriosis in the workplace led me to burnout –  and ultimately forced me to rethinkContinue reading “To the newly ‘working from home’: avoiding social isolation and maintaining professional identity”

You already know how to teach online: a reminder of how and why to keep it simple

Let’s repeat this; ‘I don’t have to be an online learning expert to deliver engaging and informative material online’. As the corona virus pandemic escalates, universities and schools in the UK are beginning to respond by cancelling face-to-face classes and events. For academics in the UK – many coming out of a prolonged period ofContinue reading “You already know how to teach online: a reminder of how and why to keep it simple”

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