GUSA Gym Buddy Scheme

Interested in joining the gym (great for PGR Self Care!) but feeling a little unsure about going alone? Look no further than this guest post on GUSA’s Buddy Scheme from Ellie Haberlin-Chambers, the GUSA Welfare Convenor.    As a GUSA Freshers’ Helper for the last two years I‘ve found that students can sometimes arrive with […]

PG Fortnight at The Gilchrist

The Gilchrist is one of our favourite places on campus. In this guest post, Support Services Administrator for the Student Representative Council (SRC), Markee Rambo-Hood shares all you need to know about the Gilchrist, as well as what you can expect for the 2017 Postgraduate Welcome Fortnight. In her current position, Markee is responsible for looking after the […]

Can you see me in the distance? (A blog about distance learning)

This is a guest post by Catherine Aitken, a first year PhD researcher within Management at the UofG. Catherine is currently researching Social Enterprise Business Models.   The majority of PhD researchers live in and around campus, immersed in a vibrant research environment with likeminded peers and daily support staff. These supportive conditions can ignite […]

Reflections on Postgraduate Conference Planning

This is a guest post by Victoria Shropshire, a second-year PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.   On 7 and 8 June, the College of Arts of the University of Glasgow successfully ran its 6th annual international postgraduate interdisciplinary conference. The great thing about this conference is that it’s run BY […]

Remembering There is Life Outside the Lab

We’ve written a lot about wellbeing over the past year and found that doing sports helps many of you to remain balanced in the face of PGR challenges. But have you ever realised that training for sports is a lot like training for a PhD? In this guest blog, Grace McGregor draws parallels between running […]

A Place to Stay

This is a guest post from Alexander Campbell, a History PhD candidate and Allocations Assistant with the University of Glasgow’s Accommodation Services. In this post, Alexander shares all you need to know about UofG accommodation for PGRs. Aside from selecting your course and university, one of the most important decisions that you will make as […]