Free webinar “Academic careers – what are the keys to success?”

Join THE Campus for their upcoming free webinar “Academic careers – what are the keys to success?” on 17 January 2023 at 10am (GMT)

Academic careers are unique. You’re expected to serve your students, conduct high-quality research and to build an international reputation for your scholarship. The job requires years of education; writing, speaking and teamworking skills; data and tech literacy; curiosity and creativity; and time commitments outside of the typical 9 to 5.  

There is no one path to career success in academia, but there are lessons that can be learned from others who have gone before you – or might even be working alongside you. 


In this webinar, chaired by THE Campus editor Sara Custer, the panel will answer questions about academic careers in several countries and offer advice on:

  • Salary negotiation
  • Networking
  • Workload management for early career academics
  • Choosing the right supervisor


Even if you aren’t at the beginning of your career, this discussion will help you think about how you are supporting the early career academics in your department.


Registration is free and open now.

Meet the speakers

Sarah Birrell Ivory
University of Edinburgh


Dr Sarah Birrell Ivory is director of the Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability (B-CCaS) and senior lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS). Her textbook Becoming a Critical Thinker: for your university studies and beyond, published by Oxford University Press, has been adopted by universities across the world to support students’ university journey. Dr Ivory’s research and executive education covers sustainability, climate change, and critical thinking, working with many leading global companies. 

Kylie Message-Jones
Australian National University

Professor Kylie Message-Jones is director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University and director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres. A professor of public humanities, she is a research fellow of the National Museum of Australia, and an advisor to the Vietnamese Museum of Australia. She is author of six books exploring the cultural politics of museums. She has held various university leadership roles and has designed and led research development and leadership programmes for graduate students and academics at all levels. She has recently developed a cross-institutional collaborative Research Training Program with the National Museum of Australia.

Catherine Léglu 
University of Luxembourg

Professor Catherine Léglu is vice-rector for academic affairs at the University of Luxembourg, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a young, research intensive public university. Her role has responsibility for education strategy, education quality, steering student admissions and the student journey through to graduation, as well as overseeing the university library. She read modern languages at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she also did her PhD on medieval Occitan literature. She taught at Queen’s University Belfast, Bristol and was until 2019 professor of medieval French and Occitan literature at the University of Reading. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Reading.



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