Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: on Competition in Postgraduate Research

We are taught to compete from the very first day we enter an academic institution. Golden stars, class rankings, honours degrees, scholarships, and university status all contribute to our being primed for competition. The fact that the reward system in academia is largely based on a prestige-based publication system does not help, either. Additionally, we […]

Do you have the tastiest research at UofG?

We have some delicious news for you: PGR Bake-Off is back this September in the Gilchrist! Forget showstoppers and technical challenges, PGR Bake-Off is all about the lesser-known Research Bake- not to be mistaken for your latest chapter draft served up beneath a delicious crumble topping or crème pâtissière. The challenge for UofG PGRs and […]

Pitch Perfect: Winning the MVLS Science Den

What do you want to get out of your PhD? To prolong your student days before having to get serious in life, contribute something useful to your field, publish good papers, land that dream job… All valid reasons! But what if one day, you stumbled across something in your research that could actually solve a […]

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 […]

Post-it on laptop "you are not going home until you've written 500 words"

#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 […]