Staying “in the game” while nearing retirement: Opinion

February 1, 2021

Using a game analogy can help academics who are nearing the end of their careers to understand what will happen when their careers have formally finished, writes Graham Crow. The article explains that older scholars may be able to stay “in the game,” but sometimes feel “forced out” in order to make way for new, younger scholars. The author describes how academics who want to stay “in the game” may join new teams to continue to stay “on top of their game.” “[A]t all career stages, there are numerous ways in which the ‘playing fields’ are not ‘level’, and for those who wish to continue playing it takes determination, stamina and strategy when the odds are stacked against you.” Times Higher Ed (International)