Wrangling MyCampus

There are countless PGR workshops designed to help PGRs expand their skills and to make the most of their time at the UofG over the course of their studies: opportunities to learn about writing for publications, discover handy tips and tricks for presenting at conferences…there’s even sometimes coffee and biscuits- it’s great! Choosing which workshops […]

Building Community: What, Why, and How

As a starting postgraduate researcher (PGR), the most important relationship seems to be the one with your supervisor (and by extension, your second supervisor and review panel). In second place you might see the colleagues in your research group and others with whom you will collaborate. Thirdly, perhaps the support staff that will teach you […]

An Invisible Storm: Reflections on my Intercultural Academic Transitions

This is a guest post written by Dr Dely Lazarte Elliot about her experiences as an international student. She is part of the Creativity Culture and Faith Research and Teaching group in the School of Education, College of Social Sciences. I now work as a lecturer in the University of Glasgow, but a good few […]

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 […]

Happy holidays in Glasgow (and beyond)

  University of Glasgow Cloisters, photo by @UofGlasgow Christmas holidays, Winter Break, the Festive Season – however you choose to describe it, this time of the year is associated with happy celebrations, family gatherings, laughter and joy. Over the past few weeks I have enjoyed Christmas lunches with my lab, made several trips to Glasgow’s […]

PhDs and Parenting: How to Juggle Two Very Different Demands

Once upon a time, during my undergraduate degree, I used to get up at 5am to go for an hour long run before heading into university. It was a great way to kick off my day and mentally prepare for whatever lay ahead. That was before my daughter was born. Now, I sometimes get up […]

Getting Started in Research (College of Science & Engineering)

When given the task of researching something in depth as a postgraduate researcher it can be difficult to know where to begin. Luckily some advice and resources are on hand to help you in getting started with your own research. This post aims to guide you towards feeling comfortable with independent research. It’s packed full […]

Getting started in MVLS – Admin

Sapphire recently shared some insight on navigating life as a first year postgraduate researcher (PGR). Today, I would like to add some specific advice for those of you in the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences (MVLS)! I’ll give you an overview of the college and provide some pointers to helpful webpages, so you […]