I’ve often found myself in the library late at night, feeling unproductive and guilty about leaving. I often will have gotten a late start and done a fair bit of procrastinating. Even if I’ve gotten quite a bit done, it never feels quite like enough. It leaves me feeling like the day has been wasted … Continue reading When Enough Is Enough: Meeting goals and staying motivated in your PhD
Olivia Hicks is based at the University of Dundee, and is currently in the second year of her PhD. Her research focuses on the superheroine in British and American girls' comics. You can follow her on twitter @missoliviahick and read more blog posts by her at Britishgirlscomics101.tumblr.com I recently had the opportunity to spend three … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library
Procrastination seems to be a staple of the PhD experience. It’s a part of that experience which I’ve shown a great proclivity for, making me a bit of an expert. I’ve even been thinking of changing my thesis because I’m currently working on some advanced topics in the field, particularly, practicing some reflexivity methods on … Continue reading Rethinking Procrastination: A symptom not a cause
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging with SGSAH for almost six months. Next week I’ll compose the monthly round-up and after that I’m handing over to a new blogger who is sure to offer a very different perspective on the experience of being an Arts & Humanities PhD student in Scotland. I’ve loved … Continue reading My final SGSAH blog post!
It’s hard to believe it’s already 2018. Around a year ago I started a new hobby: climbing. This was quite an obvious pastime to take up after moving to Lochaber for my PhD: Fort William has been labelled ‘The Outdoor Capital of the UK’ after all. Having moved back to the area after many years … Continue reading The PhD Climb
We regularly share news, articles and opportunities for Arts & Humanities PhD students on the SGSAH Blog Twitter account. A wonderful place to connect with other researchers across Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! This month on the SGSAH Blog We had some wonderful guest posts this November! We began with this illuminating article … Continue reading Monthly round-up: November 2017
As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I soon have to submit some chapters for my first year upgrade review. In fact, they are due this week, so this may be a shorter post than usual! This week, precipitated by this looming deadline and my accompanying feelings of inadequacy, I want to write about PhD anxiety … Continue reading When the Pomodoro technique doesn’t work …
This post comes from Julie Holder, a second year PhD student in History at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with National Museums Scotland (NMS), supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and funded by AHRC. She originally came from a Performing Arts and Education background, but after changing career path has gained experience … Continue reading From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand