Bullying in Higher Education

The one thing you’re supposed to do when bullying has occurred is to keep quiet – you don’t want to damage your reputation. The culture of secrecy is pervasive, and in my opinion, allows it to fester and continue. But I’m speaking up. I’m going to be open and risk reputational damage to make sure…

Dealing With Administrative Grief

Read a piece I wrote for the Thesis Whisperer which was recently uploaded. Universities are big places, some of them have a lot of students to manage and complex timelines to administer. Most of the time, I hope, the administration of your degree will be invisible to you, but, when things break down, you can…

British Medical Bureaucracy & Safe Needle Practices

Oh wow, the British love their bureaucracy! I should’ve been aware of this after the visa application and then setting up the bank account, but I underestimated the British and their healthcare system. In Australia it is a simple process of making an appointment with the doctors and turning up – if you’re not on…