In this guest post, Manos Apostolidis discusses how to navigate the waters of a PhD and personal development when we have to face our own barriers. It presents a guide of his own techniques for how to navigate this and be kind to yourself. It also features some lovely images of Greece, somewhere I spent … Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disasters
The 1st October 2020 was the first “official” day of my PhD Research. It was one of those days – rainy and sunny at the same time. No doubt that’s a metaphor. The rain was a nuisance, but there was a fabulous rainbow as I walked my kids down to school. My 6-year-old asked his … Continue reading MIND THE (interdisciplinary) GAP!
This is not a particularly new subject to write about, however it is something I have been thinking about lately. How much of our identity is wrapped up in our identity as a PhD student and as a researcher, and how much remains of who we were before? I, like many of you, am lucky … Continue reading Are we human, or are we researcher?
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
One of the aspects of the covid lockdown is the sudden rise in virtual teaching, conferences and talks. This comes with its own set of challenges and positives. In this post I will share some of my own experiences over the last few months of virtual presenting and attendance and discuss some of the lessons … Continue reading Beyond attending from bed: virtual presenting
I have generally simple tastes. A good cup of milky tea, a new book, painted nails...things that aren't too hard to come by. People always say a good cup of tea can fix anything, which I've generally found to be partially true- it may not fix my problem, but it certainly wont make it any worse. … Continue reading Do what makes you happy
I don't know about you, but when I signed up to do a PhD I thought I mostly knew how it was going to work. *cue laugh track* The PhD is just about the thesis. Reality- The thesis is only part of the PhD. Which is insane to think about. Over the course of my … Continue reading Misconceptions about the PhD
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 …
It has as usual been a busy month here on the SGSAH blog! To bring June to a close I have brought together various links that may be of interest, as well as recapping our posts of the last month. We started the month with a post from Lois Burke and the Postgraduate Gender Research … Continue reading Monthly Roundup: June 2017