This is a guest post by Ayesha Abida. Ayesha is a first-year PGR based in the School of Education. Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. As someone who loves travelling and socialising, Ayesha shares her advice on combatting the common feeling of isolation for PGRs and offers some tips for getting to know other researchers here […]
As we come into Spring many PGRs in the College of Arts will be preparing for their annual progress review (APR). This can often feel like a stressful time for PGRs, trying to meet the target of a written submission for their review, while continuing to move forward in their research. In the College of […]
This is a guest blog written by Maddy Cunningham. Maddy is a post-doctoral researcher in the institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, a job that she loves (though she knows it didn’t sound like it). Her work focuses on the autoimmune neuropathy Guillain-Barré syndrome. She also dabbles in teaching undergraduate laboratories, science communication and public […]
Jam Frog (CC BY-SA 2.0) Via Flickr Feeling overwhelmed? It’s important to remember that yes, your thesis is a huge project, but you will reach the end. Whether you are at the very beginning of your research thinking: “where do I start?” Or you have just received feedback on your final chapter and want to […]
From 1st to 5th of February 2015, Dr Heide Weishaar, an early-career researcher in the Institute of Health and Well-being, received funding to develop her knowledge of research and policy interactions. Read about her visit to the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg: I first came across the EU-funded REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical […]
When I grow up I want to be a research data management specialist. Said no child ever. It’s funny how the majority of us end up in jobs that no one has ever heard of. I met someone recently who told me his sister works as an administrator at Glasgow Uni. But he couldn’t tell me […]
I mentioned the Arts and Humanities alumni event in my last post and thought I’d share some of the highlights with you. Although our speakers were all working in very different areas, a lot of common themes emerged from their talks. Some of these were positive, in that people were finding opportunities to do the things […]
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