Explaining the academic system of self-inflicted overworking

The workloads in Academia are bad.
This is not news, this is a long complained about state of academia. In fact, it’s so much not news that it’s got to the point where if I say something so cliched on Twitter, people tell me to stop going on about it – particularly other academics, who I suspect are just annoyed to be reminded of it all the time.

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Academia in not very ‘aspirational’ posters

So this week an unnamed university has put up several ‘aspirational’ posters around it’s campus. These include the phrases such as “Confident & Ambitious” and “Agile & Responsive”, great aspirational buzzwords devoid of any actual meaning. So I figured what we need was some more realistic academic posters that better match reality.

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