The Kit comprises six books (6 volumes) of 765 pages. There is no strict order in which they should be read, but this one is probably as good as any – except that you might read Building your Academic Career both first and last. 1. Building your Academic Career encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. 2. Getting Started on Research is for people in the earlier stages of development as a researcher. 3. Writing for Publication. 4. Teaching and Supervision looks at issues you may face both in teaching undergraduates and in the supervision of graduate research students. 5. Winning and Managing Research Funding explains how generic university research funding mechanisms work so that you will be better equipped to navigate your way through the financial maze associated with various funding sources. 6. Building Networks addresses perhaps the most slippery of topics, but also one of the most fundamental.