Tackling the Literature Review

Andreea Bocioaga is in her second of year of doing a PhD in the Adam Smith Business School, looking at sustainable consumption in urban food growing. In this post, she shares her experiences and advice for writing a literature review.  Depending on your research programme, you might be expected to write a literature review as one […]

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 […]

The Annual Progress Review: responsibilities and benefits

At this time of year we are all required to reflect on the achievements and challenges that we have faced over the last year during our research. Progression is an important time to remember what your responsibilities are as a postgraduate researcher no matter what stage of research you are at. Equally important is understanding […]

College Librarians: Supporting Your Research and Development

This is a guest post by Paul Cannon, College Librarian for MVLS here at the UofG. Paul explains how College Librarians can support PGRs at all stages of their research and reminds us why we should make the most of the resources and support that College Librarians can offer.     In December, Andreea Tint […]

What, how, and how much should I read?

This is a guest post written by Dr Dely Lazarte Elliot. She is part of the Creativity Culture and Faith Research and Teaching group in the School of Education, College of Social Sciences. “While writing in doctoral education is increasingly visible as a focus for research and pedagogy, what remains less visible is the role […]

PGR Away: Life in the jungle

As a geologist I have been fortunate enough to travel the world and conduct fieldwork in a whole range of different environments. From long days in the deserts of Washington (USA) and southern Spain to the cold, snowy conditions of Scotland and the Faroe Islands. It’s not just the climate that has varied, the terrain […]

The College of Science and Engineering Annual Progress Review

Nobody knows the exact origins of the Annual Progress Review (APR). Legend has it that it began 1451 (the very year the University was established) as a means of cruel and ruthless entertainment for our professor overlords. But the exact origins aren’t important. What is important is that the practice continues today: each year, in […]

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Courses That Can Help Communication

Recently, communication has become something of a buzzword in academic circles. And rightly so. As researchers, it’s important that we are able to communicate our work effectively to the general public. But we also need to communicate competently with each other, if we’re going to make any progress. As I recently learned on The Postgraduate […]