The Disability Services: My Experience

I don’t know how you spent your childhood, but I whiled away my time pretending I had special powers. My parents tell me that I would often try and overcome conflict by casting magic spells or pretending I was invisible (give me a break, I was only nineteen). As I got older, I began to […]

UofG Gems: Archives and Special Collections

This is a guest post written by Rosalind Ryan-Mills who is the University Story Assistant and knows all there is to know about the Universities unique collection of Archive and Special Collections. The University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections (ASC) hold a rich array of collections which are accessible for free to all PGR […]

Hidden Gems in Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow is a wonderful place, full of hidden little gems. In some cases very hidden. Perhaps too hidden! Office outings to “this cool new place I found” have helped me discover many wonderful areas. To help those new to the city, I have crowd sourced (from my fellow PhD students) a few of the best […]

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 […]

Through the Keyhole: #PGresearchspace Edition

Thank you to everyone who shared their #pgresearchspace and entered our competition. The winners will be announced shortly, but in the mean-time, here’s a few of our favourites! Decorated Desks and Perfect Pens Many of you shared images of the desks you work at, both on and off-campus (and in the case of one researcher, […]

Managing Mental Health: Simple Survival Strategies

Would you be surprised if I told you that around one in four people will be affected by negative mental health at some point in their life? As I mentioned previously, the Guardian has an entire section on what they call the mental health crisis going on at UK universities. Most people feel too uncomfortable […]

A well known meme of two cartoon characters speaking. One has lots of multi-coloured scribbles coming from their head. The other character asks 'what is that?' and gets the reply 'oh, just my mind'.

Managing Mental Health: Standout Support Services

What does a PhD mean to you? Expert Knowledge, Overwhelming Workload; responsibility, Expectations; independence, Accountability; collaboration, Alienation; international travel, Disconnection; supportive environment, Isolation … Loneliness, Detachment, Depression, Anxiety.   The fruits of research come in many flavours. Some people appear to sail through their projects but, for others, it can feel more like sinking. If […]