My name is Anna and I will be taking over the SGSAH blog for the upcoming six months.
Photo by Ana Arantes on Pexels.com So this is likely to be my final blog post for this internship, as I finish up this week. I'll shortly be handing over to new blogger, Anna Rezk, and I really look forward to seeing what she brings to the site! You'll get a proper introduction from her … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
Photo by Godisable Jacob on Pexels.com “I read in research that blacks are lazy and not intelligent” - those were the words uttered by my classmate on the first day of my master’s programme. My heart sunk as I was the only black student in class and also because it was the first time in … Continue reading HIGHER ED & RACE EQUALITY
The SGSAH Summer School is coming up in just a few weeks (there's still time to register, click here) and I am very much looking forward to attending a session at the Glasgow Women's Library on Feminist Research Methods & Networks (organised in collaboration with the Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland). I have been asked to prepare a five … Continue reading Feminism & Frocks
In this article, Gillian Chu discusses the pros and cons of using social media marketing in your academic life, offering some thought-provoking suggestions on its benefits. Gillian has just completed all the requirements for her PhD (Divinity) at University of St. Andrews. Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash I used to write for (online and … Continue reading Social Media Marketing for Academics: Yay or Nay?
In our latest post, Irene Ros (PhD Researcher at Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, discusses her research on the impact of Italian right-wing terrorism in the 1970s through the perspectives of 17 women who lived through that era. Siamo in linea [We are online] Siamo in linea copyright Irene Ros 2022 Siamo in linea is … Continue reading Irene Ros – Research and Practice
This month, Amy McTurk will be joining me in co-running the blog. She is a PhD researcher in French Studies at University of St. Andrews, and is also the Athena SWAN Doctoral Intern. During August, we'd like to open up the blog to the theme of Women in Research. We'll post up info on Athena … Continue reading August theme – Women in Research
Recently I made a post about the cost of living crisis, offering some suggestions about how you might be able to ease the burden during your research while costs increase. In that article, I pointed out that, outside of any external economic crises, the stipend is less than minimum wage. However, it has been pointed … Continue reading Update to Cost of Living Crisis Post
This week, resident blogger Garry McLaughlin discusses motivation in research, offering some suggestions for how to reignite that fire if you’re finding things tough. Photo by LED Supermarket on Pexels.com PhD research involves years of study (anything from 3 and a half to 7 years) and during that time, you’re required to self-direct that study. … Continue reading How to stay motivated during your PhD research
In this (late!) article, resident blogger Garry Mac shares some of his experiences of talking with researchers at an earlier part of their journey, and how older researchers, or those at a later stage of their research, can reveal that, yes, we all worry whether we can do this or not! Many apologies for the … Continue reading What you should know before starting a PhD (and what you rarely do!)