Research & HE Blog Roll

Since starting this blog I've come across a wealth of new and existing blogs that cover the same or complementary areas. I wanted to highlight some of these, and encourage you to have a look at what they're saying. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, in a very random order:
  • Exquisite Life: the Research Professional blog. Very good, informed comment on a range of issues in higher education. Especially good at deconstructing the backroom politics that underlies HE and research in the UK.
  • Bournemouth University EU Blog: a hidden gem, this is very good with up to date info on developments in European funding.
  • Social Science Space: a wider ranging blog run by the Campaign for Social Science that looks at issues more generally in the Social Sciences.
  • Cash for Questions: a brilliant, deliciously honest new blog from Nottingham's Adam Golberg, highlighting and questioning research funding issues in the Social Sciences.
  • Athene Donald's Blog: Written by a BBSRC panellist and one of the great and good, a refreshingly open take on research, teaching and life generally as an academic.
  • Lincoln University Research Office Blog: Another university blog, this time from Lincoln. Good, basic institutional-level updates. How RO blogs should be done.
  • A University Blog: Ferdinand von Prondzynski's take on academic life. Like Athene Donald, this is an honest view of the reality of the modern university.
  • Mind the Gap: and, from the other end of the university food chain, a blog by a jobbing RA, Jenny Rohn. The highs, the lows, the frustrations, the triumphs: it's all there.
  • BishopBlog: another academic insight, this time from Dorothy Bishop of Oxford, highlighting both the good and bad of life as a Prof.
  • LSE Impact Blog: an interesting, exhaustive look at impact (and more) in research, with a good selection of guest posters.
  • Science Fundermentals: a great new blog by my colleague Carolyn Barker that concentrates on science research funding. Good first post on EPSRC changes.
  • Research Whisperer: stepping outside of the UK/EU goldfish bowl, this is one from Australian colleagues. Interesting how many of the issues are the same...
  • Wonkhe: great name, great blog. Covering more of the nuts and bolts of HE policy, this is an informed and informative insight into the choppy waters on which we float.
  • The University Blog: in a similar vein, but aimed more at students and their perspective.
  • Registrarism: another blog from Nottingham (what is it with Nottingham??), which looks more at admin and management issues - the remit of the Registrar - at universities.
  • HE Planning Blog: not a title to get the juices running, but stick with it: an interesting look at the wide and varied issues around steering modern universities through the difficult waters of policy and regulation.
  • Patter: a really good blog by Prof Pat Thomson of (you guessed it) Nottingham, giving practical advice and insights on issues around refereeing journals and making sure your funding proposal is rejected - which gives you a good idea of the tone.
  • Russell Dean: a refreshing counterblast from Russell Dean (clue: not real name, but does what it says on the tin) on research leadership and management. The first post, 'In Praise of the REF', takes the surprisingly contrarian view that the REF is A Good Thing. I look forward to checking in on this blog as it develops.
  • Dept of Omnishambles: a blissful parody of modern university life, through the lens of great (and not so great) writers and thinkers. Sublime.
I'm sure there's plenty I've missed, but I hope to keep this list updated as a blog roll. Do have a look at these when you have a chance, and let me know of any thundering omissions. All the (HE) world is there, and you'll come away a smarter, more informed and - let's be frank - better person.