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The floor is yours #1 – A look outside academia. Interviewing BIPOC beyond the PhD

Today’s interviewee is an Italian Peruvian former university student, who will talk about her experiences of racialization and struggling for identity. Even though she will not speak from a doctoral perspective, we felt like her testimony will add to the… Continue Reading →

Committee post: BIPOC month

This month Pubs and Publications is honoring the experiences and knowledge of people of color within academia! Unfortunately, in academic circles and wider social contexts, POC voices are not amplified to the same degree as white perspectives. This systemic erasure… Continue Reading →

Is it too early to build your academic profile and career?

You could view your PhD as an apprenticeship into academia and it’s where you learn a particular skill set for your career ahead. But a lot of academia is developing a profile and showcasing that you are an expert in… Continue Reading →

5 Resources to Boost Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Megan King | If you’re struggling with mental health, it’s usually best to seek help from a trained professional, but for some of us, perceived and/or actual obstacles may make mental health services feel inaccessible. Sometimes, the thought of… Continue Reading →

Autism and Academia : Challenges and Opportunities.

By Benjamin Anderson | I undertook my PhD because of my mental health. I am a high-functioning autistic student at the University of Edinburgh. For those who are unfamiliar with it, autism is a lifelong disability that impairs how individuals… Continue Reading →

How green spaces can improve our mental well-being as PhD students

Mental ill-health among PhD students has been acknowledged for years, with little improvement despite various wellbeing initiatives. And this last year, with the significant impact of Corona virus on our research and lives more broadly, this trend of poor mental… Continue Reading →

May Committee Post: Take Care of Yourself

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month here at Pubs and Publications. In this vein, our committee is talking about the best steps for preventative care – our self-care routines! Self-care means radically different things to different people, and our… Continue Reading →

*Announcement* BIPOC month

The 25th May signs one year from George Floyd’s death. His murder ignited a wave of protests against the police violence in the US, and in specific against police racial brutality over Black Americans. In June 2020, anti-racial protests had… Continue Reading →

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