You either have it or you know someone who does: Imposter syndrome. Spreading like a viral disease across campus and beyond, it may be the reason you become your own biggest enemy. It’s the internalised fear of being outed as a fraud at any moment and could, at worst, stunt your own growth. Let’s talk about it.
It’s not a secret that branding, marketing, and showcasing your research online can boost your academic career. You might have noticed that you will find most researchers and PhD students all over Twitter, where they can share their work, establish their relevance in the field, and grow their networks. Perhaps the one or other might even have their own research blog or podcast. Recently however, there has been a slow shift to TikTok as a platform to promote research.
Doing a PhD can be hard sometimes. While undergraduate and taught postgraduate students have regular courses to attend, group assignments, clear milestones, and a cohort with whom they share many facets of their university experience, PhD students often find themselves rather isolated on their unique journeys. Thankfully there are blog posts with life hacks for every walk of life – like this one, specifically curated for the PhD experience.
The quiet days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve offer enough room for self-reflection – just in time before the year comes to an end. And with that comes the urge to think of ways we can better ourselves. To help you, our fellow PhD students, slim down your lists of potential items to add to your New Year's resolutions, we took the liberty of rating the classics for you.
The Christmas holidays are around the corner and for many PhD students this means a long‑awaited break from their daily routine. For those who are celebrating and spending this time with their families, this period tends to cause mixed feelings...
As the world becomes smaller through changing migration patterns, the challenges to live in mutual acceptance increase. This create the need for non-violence education in countries where a) inter-cultural violence has become legitimized and prevalent and b) non-violence education is largely absent from school curriculum and from the general conversation on conflict resolution.
For Liam, Jenny, and Shona it all began over a discussion about their shared research interests in the Scottish landscape and folklore. This blog post is about their hybrid workshop series, Folklore in the Landscape, which was generously funded by SGSAH’s Cohort Development Fund.
After a lengthy “will he, won’t he?”, billionaire Elon Musk has taken over Twitter and instantly started introducing changes, declaring that “the bird is freed”. The reference to the platform’s logo was meant to be his catchy pledge to unrestricted free speech. With this change, will Twitter remain a safe space for academics?
It’s October, which is Black History Month in Scotland. Black History Month is a concept that started in the United States with the African American scholar Dr Carter G Woodson who pointed out the lack of education about Black American history and culture. Since the history and culture here in the UK differs from that in … Continue reading Black History Month Scotland: What happened to the momentum of spring 2020?
My name is Anna and I will be taking over the SGSAH blog for the upcoming six months.