Summer Reading

When we’re not busy working on new blog posts, jetsetting to conferences or working on our latest chapter drafts, we’re big fans of finding out what other UofG PGRs and staff are getting up to, from new and exciting research projects, to cheeky glimpses into their offices, or #PGRSelfCare routines. One of the many things […]

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Glasgow in Panels

From postgraduate degrees and lectures to regular cons, book launches, and shops stocking the latest releases: Glasgow is an absolute haven for comic book readers – whether your interests are purely academic, or you’re fangirl and proud (or maybe even an acafan?!) James has previously blogged about some of the West End’s Hidden Gems and Sacha […]

UofG #PGRSelfCare

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition- we really enjoyed hearing about your #PGRSelfCare tips and having an opportunity to peek into the lives of UofG PGRs. We were delighted to receive so many entries, and have enough prizes for everyone who entered. We’ll get getting in touch so that we can send you […]

Competition Time! #PGRSelfCare

Whether you’re battling with data, or juggling ethics approval with publication deadlines, being a PGR can be tough. PGR well-being, maintaining a work-life balance, and where PGRs can find support are themes we’ve encountered a lot over the past year, and are very close to the blog team’s hearts. Taking time away from your PhD […]

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PGR Experience: Part-Time Reseacher

As someone who researches superhero comics in the name of her thesis, I’m very familiar with the concept of reboots. I’m not a fan- they usually seem to entail cancelling a perfectly good comic and replacing it with yet another Spiderman origin story (urgh Peter Parker, more Gwen Stacy please!). I am, however, willing to make […]

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Defeating Self-Sabotage

There are many hurdles to overcome when you’re a PGR. Beyond deadlines, networking, and balancing work with self-care, there’s also self-sabotage. This comes in many forms, from procrastination to over-committing and even avoidance—we can be our own worst enemies. Luckily, help is at hand. Last week I was able to attend Hugh Kearns’ workshop on […]

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#PGresearchspace: And the winner is…

We’re delighted to announce that the winner of our #PGresearchspace competition is Allyson Keehan. Congratulations Allyson! It seems that Allyson’s motivational Post-It message resonated with both the blogger team and UofG PGRs too! We hope that Allyson enjoys her voucher, and some smaller prizes are winging their way to Bryony, Dawn and Demelza for their […]

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Wrangling MyCampus

There are countless PGR workshops designed to help PGRs expand their skills and to make the most of their time at the UofG over the course of their studies: opportunities to learn about writing for publications, discover handy tips and tricks for presenting at conferences…there’s even sometimes coffee and biscuits- it’s great! Choosing which workshops […]