Friday, 12 January 2018

The loneliness of the long-suffering ECR

Post-docking can be a lonely life, being part of a university research group, without necessarily having much connection with the rest of university life.  That, and the series of short-term contracts are not conducive to easily building up interactions with other people.  

A postdoc who used to be a PhD student here at the University of Surrey has had the excellent idea of setting up a mailing list to give social support to lonely early career researchers who would like it.  In the hope of spreading the news about it a bit wider, I point to the website she has created about it here.