Almost done!

Well, it's nearly time for my tenure as SGSAH blogger to come to an end. It's been great fun reading guest posts, writing about my experiences and lessons as a PGR, and seeing what people think of the blog and the PhD experience in general. It's been a difficult adjustment going from freelance to PGR, … Continue reading Almost done!

Re-immersion into Spaces of Law: Reflecting on research, connections and seas of change

The elegant beauty of Golestan province, Iran. This week we have a guest post from Mika Schroder, a third year PhD student at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. Her key interests pertain to the recognition and safeguarding of community rights, knowledges and perspectives within decision-making processes. Her research explores the meaning and … Continue reading Re-immersion into Spaces of Law: Reflecting on research, connections and seas of change

The Slump

I'm told that once you're through your first review, you might slump a little. You might struggle to get back into the swing of research after the decompression of the end of First Year. It might seem like you've climbed one mountain, only to be told that there's another peak a little further up. Then … Continue reading The Slump

Freedom Road

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

Take a Break!

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!