Spoiler alert: No, this blog post will not encourage plagiarism.
Category: PhD Experience
The challenges, experiences and everyday stuff of PhD life
International Women’s Day: Women in Academia
It’s International Women’s Day! What better occasion to talk about the impact women have had in academia in the past, present, and will continue to have in the future.
Research visits: a lesson in flexibility and resilience
Every PhD journey is unique. In the coming and borrowed lines, I would like to share my experience with research trips and how flexibility and resilience have been key to adapting and developing this core part of my research plan.
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.
How to survive the festive season as an academic
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...
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.
What do a monoprinting workshop and a tea made from thistles have in common?
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.