To me, SCOS means recovery. SCOS is a community where members enthuse and inspire each other and at the annual conference, which for me and many European colleagues is held towards the end of each academic year, there is an opportunity to reignite research relationships and nourish research passions. It is a space for remembering what we love and why we love our work and it is the essential antidote required, given the current academic pressures and challenges we experience in our institutions. This chapter presents my reflections on my first 'SCOS' and what the experience meant to me.
Shortt, H. SCOS as ‘recovery’…reflections on my first SCOS and stitching myself back together. In L. Mitchell, & T. Lennerfors (Eds.), SCOS: Searching for our Collective Soul. PuntOorg