World Health Day: PGR Edition

It’s World Health Day! Celebrated on the 7th of April every year, this day was designed to raise awareness for pressing public health issues and is sponsored by the World Health Organization. The theme this year is Depression: let’s talk. We’ve written a lot about mental health issues in the past months, covering survival strategies, […]

Life After the PhD

This is a guest post by Rachel K. Cheng. Rachel was a PGR in History from October 2013 to November 2016 working with Professors Callum Brown and Alex Shepard. Here, she tells us what has happened to her after the viva and her graduation and shares her advice for life after the PhD. Rachel K. […]

The Viva Exam

This post was written by Niamh Brown. Niamh has just completed her PhD in English Literature. Her thesis examined the exchange of ideas and images between scientific texts and religious poetry in the nineteenth-century. She had her viva examination in December and is currently completing her corrections. After the stress that accompanies the last few […]

Submitting the Thesis

So, something wonderful has happened, I have submitted my thesis! At the end of last month, I handed in three soft-bound copies of my thesis to the College of Arts Graduate School. Now I am waiting to hear when my viva examination will take place, a meeting where I will orally defend my work, responding […]

Being a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) is a way to strengthen transferable skills, such as supporting senior colleagues, collaborating with team-members and building administrative experience. Moreover, if you hope to remain in academia after you complete your PGR research, building practical experience of teaching can be essential for future job applications. Whatever your motivations, being a GTA […]

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, […]

Engineering office

Competition Time – Share your PG Research Space!

Are you part of the Best Decorated Office? Are you away from the lab on your first fieldwork trip? Maybe taking regular #shelfies is your thing? Perhaps you do all of your reading on the train? UofG has a vibrant PGR community, and everyone has a different place and method in which they conduct their […]

PhD Self-Care

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 […]