Imposter syndrome in academia

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.

Why you should consider being an academic on TikTok

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.

Life hacks for the PhD researcher

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 New Year’s resolutions we will skip and the ones we will consider this time

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.

Why non-violence education matters today: the work of Norbert Elias and Judith Butler in the context of inter-cultural Othering

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.

Black History Month Scotland: What happened to the momentum of spring 2020?

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?