The Difficulties of Finding your Daily Work Routine

Although PGRs have many similar experiences, their individual work lives vary greatly. If you work in a lab or within a research team, you’ll have a completely different daily routine than if you work on your own without set office hours. As a PhD student in Sociology, I belong to the latter category. I meet […]

Do you have the tastiest research at UofG?

We have some delicious news for you: PGR Bake-Off is back this September in the Gilchrist! Forget showstoppers and technical challenges, PGR Bake-Off is all about the lesser-known Research Bake- not to be mistaken for your latest chapter draft served up beneath a delicious crumble topping or crème pâtissière. The challenge for UofG PGRs and […]

Aamer Anwar’s Address to PGRs

Aamer Anwar, the newly installed University Rector, recently addressed staff and students at the PGR Experience Event in June. The aim of this event was to stimulate discussion and develop strategies to help improve life for UofG PGRs, and Anwar’s address outlined what he considered to be the most pressing issues they face. This post […]

‘Hustle’ Your Way to an Academic Career in Social Sciences

Hustling might not be a verb you would immediately associate with academic progression, but after an insightful event held by CoSS Employability: ‘Careers in Academia’, it’s taken on a whole new meaning (thanks Dr Yates)! Whether you’re based in Social Sciences or a different College, the advice offered by Dr Donna Yates, Dr Claire Bynner […]

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 […]

PG Fortnight at The Gilchrist

The Gilchrist is one of our favourite places on campus. In this guest post, Support Services Administrator for the Student Representative Council (SRC), Markee Rambo-Hood shares all you need to know about the Gilchrist, as well as what you can expect for the 2017 Postgraduate Welcome Fortnight. In her current position, Markee is responsible for looking after the […]

Can you see me in the distance? (A blog about distance learning)

This is a guest post by Catherine Aitken, a first year PhD researcher within Management at the UofG. Catherine is currently researching Social Enterprise Business Models.   The majority of PhD researchers live in and around campus, immersed in a vibrant research environment with likeminded peers and daily support staff. These supportive conditions can ignite […]

Data Management: How to look after your research materials in Arts & Social Sciences

An interview with Dr Niels Cadée conducted and written by Sapphire Wanmer Research material is any digital or physical information that you may use to underpin your  thesis. For example, an interview recording or transcript, results of a questionnaire, a list of manuscripts you studied, your own notes, a dance routine or a video of […]

Competition Time! #PGRSelfCare

Whether you’re battling with data, or juggling ethics approval with publication deadlines, being a PGR can be tough. PGR well-being, maintaining a work-life balance, and where PGRs can find support are themes we’ve encountered a lot over the past year, and are very close to the blog team’s hearts. Taking time away from your PhD […]