A Day in the Life of an Academic (with cats)

The internet is approximately 85% cats. Lots and lots of academics have cats and they have been rushing in their hundreds to proclaim as much with the #AcademicsWithCats hashtag. So, we decided to hold the First Annual Academics with Cats Awards. Voting closed yesterday and we shall now wade through the votes, announcing the results on Friday 16 January.

To keep you amused as you await the results with baited breath, we bring you our guide to the academic life, illustrated with cats. Enjoy!

1. Wake up nice and early.

Image: @PollyDuxfield

Image: @PollyDuxfield

2. Stretch…

Image: @curiousshrink

Image: @curiousshrink

3. Have a wash…

Image: @drbron

Image: @drbron

4. Then start the day with a hearty breakfast…

@EricTSchluessel

Image: @EricTSchluessel

5. …and grab a cup of tea or coffee.

Image: @prancingpapio

6. Make sure your desk is setup nicely, ready for a morning writing session.

@heyouonline

@heyouonline

7. Get out the laptop…

@GabrielleRab

@GabrielleRab

8. …plug it in…

@C_Flurey

Image: @C_Flurey

9. …and get writing!

Image: @soliduck

Image: @soliduck

10. Always look at everything from all possible angles!

Image: @blanchefleurx

Image: @BlanchefleurX

11. Then some reading – don’t forget your library card!

librarycard2

Image: @StJohns_Library

Image: @StJohns_Library

12. Take out a pile of books

Image: @DaniAlexis

Image: @DaniAlexis

Image: @EricTSchluessel

Image: @EricTSchluessel

13. Get reading.

Image: @gyrl-trickster

Image: @gyrl-trickster

Image: @PollyDuxfield

Image: @PollyDuxfield

14. Maybe an article or two

Image: @NeuroNerd13

Image: @NeuroNerd13

15. Make sure you take good notes!

Image: @JaneEMCallaghan

Image: @JaneEMCallaghan

Image: @mujyuksel

Image: @mujyuksel

16. Feeling tired?

Image: @ProfChristensen

Image: @ProfChristensen

Image: @lstevison

Image: @lstevison

17. Take a nap…ZZzzz…

Image: @momomorczek

Image: @momomorczek

18. …and awake full of energy for the afternoon!

Image: @LouiseCreechan

Image: @LouiseCreechan

19. Catch up on your online lectures

Image: @SevinchRende

Image: @SevinchRende

20. Get on top of your admin.

Image: @qui_oui

Image: @qui_oui

21. Organise yourself.

Image: @biloquist

Image: @biloquist

22. Conference call.

Image: @SanaBau

Image: @SanaBau

23. Do some marking.

Image: @qui-oui

Image: @qui-oui

24. Tidy up your office.

Image: @pilgrimchick

Image: @pilgrimchick

25. Be sure to unwind. Play some music…

Image: @danelphick

Image: @danelphick

26. …hang out with friends…

Image: @rjgstone

Image: @rjgstone

27. …then sleep. You’ve earned it!

Image: @jbardhan

Image: @jbardhan

 

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