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!

Advice for the IMDR (Incredibly Mature Doctoral Researcher) – but which may be useful for all

This week we have a guest post from the incredibly busy Morven Gow. Morven is a second year doctoral researcher at the University of Stirling, researching the negotiation of authenticity in 21st Century book publishing. She spent most of her working life in advertising and marketing. Currently, she is in her fifth decade.  I thought … Continue reading Advice for the IMDR (Incredibly Mature Doctoral Researcher) – but which may be useful for all

Podcast your PhD

This guest blog comes from Ruth Salter (@RuthSalter), who is beginning the second year of her PhD at the University of Edinburgh researching the cultural-political position of the mid-twentieth century Scottish Folk Revival. The blog reflects on the highly acclaimed ‘Podcast Your PhD’, a SGSAH CDF sponsored masterclass which Ruth, Janine Mitchell (University of Stirling, … Continue reading Podcast your PhD