Let’s face it. Academics have a long summer break. Once the exam boards are over and modules are planned for the year ahead there is a good wedge of time to finally catch up on all those things on your to do list (and hopefully take some annual leave as well).

Used effectively, this period can be an excellent opportunity to get your research house in order and do all the little fiddly things that will help to build networks, forge relationships and raise your academic profile.

Read my blog on jobs.ac.uk to get some suggestions on what to include on your To Do list.