PhDs are relentless, and they can obviously be very stressful. It's a good idea to take a break regularly. As my therapist said, you have to rest before you burn out to avoid burnout! So here are some ideas for decompressing days out near the main HEIs of Scotland, going north to south. If I … Continue reading Take a Break!
So this post is a little late, and I must apologise for that. My internet went down, which was annoying, because I'm doing a PhD and working. But I live in Edinburgh, which is full of libraries, coffee shops, pubs, and even buses that have free internet. It's almost Nikola Tesla's dream come true (it's … Continue reading Technophobia (an apology)
For a long time, my self-care has been an afterthought, and it felt like things were just happening to me, rather than me making anything happen – like I was in the ocean with waves crashing over me, but I wasn’t swimming (I love a good simile). I’m not sure how or when even I … Continue reading Taking self-care seriously
This post is written by Murray McLean, a SGSAH-funded third-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow. Murray’s research concerns the law and culture of weddings in Scotland since the 1930s, and he can be found on Twitter @McLeanMurray. The journalist Christopher Silver recently tweeted that keeping a diary was the best form of self-care … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Keep a Diary
Katey Warran is the recipient of an AHRC Creative Economy Studentship led by The University of Edinburgh in partnership with Queen Margaret University, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. She is interested in bringing together the arts and sciences, with experience across a range of disciplines including arts and health, cultural sociology, philosophy and music. … Continue reading Finding peace in a frantic PhD