When I die, I will be “the most qualified person in the graveyard”, I sometimes like to joke, as a way of highlighting the fact I now have so many qualifications (including a recently completed PhD), yet I am still poor.
I don’t really consider myself as an academic. Maybe I’m a ~cool~ academic. I consider myself an artist before anything else. I suppose that’s a bit poncey to say, innit? It’s alright, I’m gay so I can say it. But I guess I am considered an academic – I went to Uni a handful of […]
Some views from a retired Trade Unionist – and the question of Trade Union Education by Ian Gallagher
We got a tweet from the Blackburn and District Trades Union Council raising the issue of the proposed closure of Blackburn Trade Union/ Health and Safety Education Centre. We thought it might be interesting to ask the Trades Council if they wanted to submit a post to our Blog. We got this piece from former […]
Our experience of being working class academics is important to our teaching and research by Dr Rachel Broady
I hesitated to write this blog. I want to be recognised as an academic not as the token or pet working class woman in the corner. No one wants to play prolier-than-thou. I realise, though, that our unique experiences matter, they need to be heard and respected and they’re often not. So, I write.