June 14, 2012

Recognising and managing stress in academic life

Several surveys into occupational well-being name academics as one of the most stressed professional groups. Join our live chat, Friday 15 June, to explore how to manage academic stress.

Enter the words "academic stress" into any search engine and most of the articles and resources shared focus on helping students while they are at university. I know full well that higher education can be an assault on the senses, and most students will need help with a whole range of issues at some point, but how much support is there for those who make up the other part of academia, the staff of an institution?

There's evidence that support for academic staff is needed. A 2008 report from the University and College Union (UCU) revealed that most universities were failing to meet the standards for psychosocial working conditions set out by the Health and Safety Executive...

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