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 this post for Mental Health Awareness Month, current blogger Garry Mac talks about social anxiety, a condition that can be debilitating and which can have all kinds of effects on your PhD research. He'll discuss his own experiences with the condition, dig into why ‘networking’ events can be crisis-inducing for those with social anxiety, … Continue reading My Life in Research: Coping with Social Anxiety
In this guest post, Heriot-Watt University PhD researcher María de los Angeles Zapata Rodriguez discusses how sharing her research within and outwith the academic community has helped her to better understand both herself and her research, and she gives advice on how to get the most from our sharing experiences. You need to share your … Continue reading Sharing is Caring (For Yourself!): Top Tips for Sharing Your Research
This guest post is written by Dorothy Lawrenson, a 2nd year AHRC-funded PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She tweets @djlawrenson. Helping to host a conference may feature among the competing demands on your time as a PhD student. The job, which is unlikely to be compulsory, involves a commitment of … Continue reading 5 reasons you should organise a conference during your PhD
This guest blog comes from Lucy Byford, a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh’s art history department researching the avant-garde magazines and performance of Dada in Berlin. Together with co-founders Dr. Lucy Weir, Erica O’Neill, and Alexandra Chiriac, Lucy has set up the network ‘Modernist Methods’ (@BeyondFineArt) for researchers working on overlooked material cultures. … Continue reading Foregrounding the forgotten: Launch of a new interdisciplinary network for the study of overlooked material cultures
On the 27th of November, SGSAH held a Heritage Careers Day at the National Galleries Scotland for researchers looking to explore their prospects in the Scottish heritage sector. Registration for the event filled up extremely fast, so for those who were not able to attend the day in person, I've made note of a few … Continue reading SGSAH Heritage Careers Day
Zuzanna Dominiak is a PhD candidate at Dundee and is currently undertaking research on the topic of Exhibiting Comics: Applying Creative and Technological Solutions to the Problems of Displaying Comic Art in Museums, Galleries and Visitor Attractions. Zuzanna also creates comics, which you will read more about in the post below. In April 2018 I … Continue reading Report of SGSAH funded research trip to Poland
One of my most popular SGSAH blog posts was not in fact written by me, but by my crazy dog, Birdie. I’m trying not to take this too personally, and as this is my last week on the job, I thought I’d give the people what they want. *Passes laptop to scruffy terrier* Hello! So … Continue reading Training: Dog vs PhD