Welcome to #TeamUofG! Advice for New Researchers

This time of year often beckons a flurry of excitement and anticipation for those finding out they’ve been accepted to study at University and the #TeamUofG campaign seeks to welcome those arriving here with open arms! Whether you are about to be an undergraduate, postgrad or researcher at UofG, there are always piling uncertainties about […]

Hello from Sian & the launch of PGR Lunchtime Walks 2.0

I feel like a bit of an imposter featuring here as I haven’t embarked upon a PhD nor a career in research… but I’ve heard you’re a welcoming bunch and I want to re-instate the PGR lunchtime walks: so read on and hear me out!     My name is Sian and I will be […]

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 […]

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 from all of us at the PGR blog team – may your research be fruitful, your publications plentiful, and your thesis successful! I hope you managed to get some rest during Winter Break and feel ready to take on another PGR year. For me, it has been fabulous to catch up with friends […]

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 […]