‘Hustle’ Your Way to an Academic Career in Social Sciences

Hustling might not be a verb you would immediately associate with academic progression, but after an insightful event held by CoSS Employability: ‘Careers in Academia’, it’s taken on a whole new meaning (thanks Dr Yates)! Whether you’re based in Social Sciences or a different College, the advice offered by Dr Donna Yates, Dr Claire Bynner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social media for PGRs: boosting your academic visibility

There is no doubt that social media have become an important aspect of my daily life. Though I’m a frequent visitor of different social media apps and websites, I haven’t always used these for academic purposes. Instead, I always considered these to be quite private and kept them separate from my work life. However, after […]

Starting Up: Entrepreneurship for PGRs

PGRs are passionate, self-motivated, independent thinkers, as well as project managers, decision makers, and hard workers that have the tenacity to get back up after failure until they achieve their desired results. Great attributes for being a good researcher, but I’d argue that they also make excellent entrepreneurs! The PhD journey is a road of […]

Insights to Social Enterprise

This new programme aims to give early-career researchers the opportunity to use their skills in a team environment, working on a real and current issue for a Glasgow-based social enterprise. Our three social enterprises came to the University to pitch their ‘challenges’ on 2nd February. Just by chance, each of the companies had brought along a UofG alumnus […]