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Video clip: Helen stresses the need to ensure she has 'protected time' away from meetings so she can engage with work that requires more concentration

And can you work at home or do you have to be in the office?

Yes. I think that's one of the, I think really good things about being an academic. If I don't have meetings I am my own person and I tend to work a day a week at home. I try not to have any meetings one of the days so that I can just have some protected time where I've got a whole day to do a joined up bit of thinking. I think you kind of need that, just some, if you're setting an exam, trying to write a paper or something like that you can't do that in hour long chunks, it just doesn't work.