Political PGR

With the recent announcement of a snap general election in the UK, you are either feeling serious voter fatigue or giddy excitement. Me? I got so animated by the alert on my phone that I interrupted a colleagues’ practice conference talk to spread the word…they did not receive the news as enthusiastically as I had! […]

Postgrad and Pregnant

What is it like to go through pregnancy as a PGR? Stuart previously wrote about his experience of being a father during his PhD studies, but today we are looking at it from the mothers side. In this multi-guest post we start by hearing from Mary Beth Kneafsey, who takes us through official UofG policy […]

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Offices, Labs and Libraries: Different PGR Working Environments

I have a confession to make. This post is late. Really late. I’ve been so busy with my research that it’s been hard to find the time for writing. It’s been hard to find the time for anything – but that’s the way it is with research, right? All hands on deck! 24/7 working. Busy, […]

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 […]