My good friend Ed Kaneen went to a training day, and he graciously offered to do a series of guest posts to describe his experiences for my reading audience.  Here’s his first post with general info:

The UK professional body, The Higher Education Academy is divided into a number of subject centres, one of which is Philosophical and Religious Studies. This centre regularly runs free, one-day workshops for ‘Aspiring Academics’. Last year, I attended one in Edinburgh. This time, on Wednesday 11th May, it was at the University of Leeds (which has a much nicer campus than I had imagined). Broadly speaking, the day was divided into three sections: (i) the academic landscape inEngland today; (2) getting a job; and (3) preparing for teaching once you have got a job.