This latest guest post comes from Negar Ebrahimi, a PhD student in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. Here, she gives a review of her pre-COVID workshop, Designing My Happy City: Playground, and discusses the importance nature has in our every-day lives. The government’s road map in controlling the global pandemic promises an easing of … Continue reading Hitting the Yellow Brick Road
This latest guest blog post comes from Juliette Irretier, a PhD candidate in Film & TV Stuidies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow. She gives us a review of the training event TV PhD, put on as part of the Edinburgh TV Festival. As well as being of interest to anyone interested in … Continue reading A Foot in the Door: Taking Part in the Edinburgh TV Festival’s TV PhD Training Scheme
It’s all getting a little bit fraught in the UK at the minute. There’s a general election happening in three weeks. The media and government are at each other’s throats. Fake news abounds. There are strikers outside nearly every HEI in Scotland right now. And I’ve run out of milk. If you're doing a PhD, … Continue reading Politics.
We live in a time when people all over the world are actively making changes. People are planting trees, reforesting, irrigating deserts, eschewing combustion engines, boycotting single-use plastics, and even cleaning the oceans. And you can make changes too. Not always on a grand scale, but certainly on a local scale. And at your HEI … Continue reading Making a Change
This incredible guest post comes from Janine Mitchell. Janine Mitchell is starting the second year of her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. Her practice-led research examines the ways in which archival material is analysed, selected and implemented in the creation of biographical narratives, and how this process negotiates the shifting boundaries of … Continue reading Freedom Road
The first year is a tough one. It can involve moving house, quitting jobs, inductions, new routines, and a fair bit of travel. Working alongside all that can be daunting. Have a little blog post on what it’s been like for me, and how I’ve balanced things. New town, who dis? When you start the … Continue reading Working Alongside the PhD