Writing Academic Articles

One of the reasons that I applied for the PGR Blog internship is that I have always received good feedback on my writing and I wanted to gain some experience of using a non-academic style. This kind of writing is fun and it’s nice to have freedom of style, grammar, and vocabulary, but writing academically is […]

Getting Started in Research (College of Science & Engineering)

When given the task of researching something in depth as a postgraduate researcher it can be difficult to know where to begin. Luckily some advice and resources are on hand to help you in getting started with your own research. This post aims to guide you towards feeling comfortable with independent research. It’s packed full […]

Getting started in MVLS – Admin

Sapphire recently shared some insight on navigating life as a first year postgraduate researcher (PGR). Today, I would like to add some specific advice for those of you in the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences (MVLS)! I’ll give you an overview of the college and provide some pointers to helpful webpages, so you […]

Introducing our final blogger!

“I’ll be back before you know it…” were my famous last words to friends and family in the Netherlands when I set off for an internship in Glasgow. Almost three years later—still here! I fell in love with the windy wee Victorian roads of the West End, the Scottish hills and lochs, and my fabulous […]

Sparking our conversation

The Greek philosopher Paracelsus knew them for what they were—fire elementals; beings with the power to endure flames without harm. With scorched black skin emblazoned with brilliant yellow, the Greeks named them “fire-lizards”. We call them salamanders! While not quite the beasts of myth and legend, European fire salamanders are fascinating animals. With a superficial […]

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Navigating first year: Introduction from a 3rd year PG researcher

Sapphire Wanmer   As a 3rd year postgraduate researcher I know how exciting and daunting the first year of a PhD can be. It is exciting because you have the chance to start a project about something you are really interested in, and do some real independent research. It can be daunting because it’s all […]

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Getting to Know Each Other

Hi! I’m Jade and I’m a final year PhD researcher in the College of Arts, based in the department of English Language and Linguistics. To be more specific, I have what is known as Thesis Pending Status – this means that I am in my ‘writing up year’ during which I bring my research together […]