Sir Tim Hunt resigns from university role over girls comment

Tim Hunt has resigned from his position as Honorary Professor with the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL.

‘He told the BBC he “did mean” the remarks but was “really sorry”. See the full story here –

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‘A statement from the university read: “UCL can confirm that Sir Tim Hunt FRS has resigned from his position as honorary professor with the UCL faculty of life sciences following comments he made about women in science at the World Conference of Science Journalists on 9 June. UCL was the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms to men, and the university believes that this outcome is compatible with our commitment to gender equality.”

Students with ‘grit’ do not push themselves to excess

Published on the 8th June on the BBC News website, Abigail Simmons explores the balance between academic success and working excessive hours. ‘Students who show “grit” in their character do not push themselves at all costs, say researchers. A study rejects the idea that such determination is linked to extreme behaviour, such as missing out on sleep or working excessive hours. Four thousand teenagers took part in the research project by Wellington College and Harvard Graduate School of Education’ –








‘Neuroscientist Christina Hinton, a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, says: “Our results suggest that grit does not require pushing yourself at all costs, but rather cultivating healthy emotional regulation skills and effective learning strategies.”

How easy is it to have a work life balance?  Do your colleagues/role models do this?