‘It’s cut-throat’: half of UK academics stressed and 40% thinking of leaving

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Frequent rejection and a loss of control are making university staff isolated and ill, new research shows

When Ed Harris, a management lecturer at a modern university, stopped sleeping and began having marriage problems, he realised he was no longer coping with the pressures of his job.

“Most of the time you handle it, but the anger and unhappiness build up,” says Harris (not his real name). “I was constantly stressed. There was a lot of micromanagement and setting of deadlines and I was always working late and checking emails at all hours.”

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