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Perhaps your career path is paved with big data. Steve Johnson

Big data jobs are out there – are you ready?

Most industries tap into big data these days – meaning more and more jobs are opening up in this field. Here's some background on the skills and qualities you'd use as a modern big data professional.
Women are the key to encouraging more female academics to seek promotions. Shutterstock/

Here’s how to get more women promoted to top jobs in universities

Men outnumber women almost two-to one in senior academic positions in Australia's universities. But there is a way that female academics can play a vital role in bridging that gap.
This is an unusual sight in business. Women are more likely to sit at the side of the room. The number one rule to be successful is to sit at the table. Shutterstock

Women need to start believing that they’re fabulous – then we’ll start to see change

Women need to start believing in themselves to be successful. Men own their success but women attribute it to external factors. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg learned this a while back.
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work? Overwork image via

Workaholism isn’t a valid requirement for advancing in science

Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.
It’s an annual ritual, but commencement still has value. Commencement image via

Why commencement still matters

As students walk to receive their certificates on commencement day, what are the thoughts of their teachers who stood at the same place some decades ago? What has changed?
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Excellence is not the only point of education

Asking children to model themselves on top entrepreneurs is another step towards corporate mentality hijacking education.
A rarity. Nancy Rothwell, vice-chancellor of Manchester University, honoured by the Queen. Chris Jackson/PA

Only 17% of UK universities are run by women – why?

Women now form 56.5% of the student body, make up 53.8% of the whole workforce and occupy 45% of academic jobs in higher education in the United Kingdom. But their representation declines dramatically…

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