Our five favourite blogs of 2019

Our most read blogs give a sense of the breadth of Academy work over the last year – perfect reading to round off 2019…

  1. Five reasons to take a holiday [3 minute read]

Taking a true holiday can seem impossible, but our medscilife project champions the need for work/life balance to get the best out of your research. Here, we encourage you to close your inbox and read about the benefits of taking a holiday from some of our Fellows and grant awardees.


  1. This general election needs the voice of research [5 minute read]

With the election fast approaching, our President wrote this blog in November 2019 to explore the relationship between researchers and purdah.


  1. Five reasons to visit The Departure Lounge [4 minute read]

In May 2019, we were delighted to open the doors of The Departure Lounge to the public, to encourage conversations and questions about the end of life. In this article, we laid out some of the top reasons to come and visit us in Lewisham.


  1. Networking: How to make a connection and build collaborations [5 minute read]

Networking professionally can sometimes feel intimidating, but the benefits can be huge. One of our Fellows and one of our grant awardees collaborated to write this handy guide to making the most of conferences and events.


  1. Meeting challenges to measure children’s movement [3 minute read]

Throughout the year, we’ve been sharing blogs from our FLIER participants where they tell us more about their research and their hopes for the future. In May 2019, we published this fantastic article from Dr Niina Kolehmainen about her work with babies and children.


And if you’ve got this far…it was too hard to choose just five blogs, so we’ve included a bonus article! Here, our MedSciLife participants share their tales of failure, flexibility and career development in How to fail better.  

You can read about more of our work from 2019 on our news page. To find out more about supporting the work of the Academy, visit our dedicated support us page.

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