Pubs and Publications

The PhD Experience

In defence of doing nothing

| by Tim Galsworthy   The summer months are usually a very busy time for PhD researchers. With terms and teaching over, summer provides us with an opportunity to “get some research done.” If your project requires primary research –… Continue reading →

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Teach Remotely

By Megan King | As many universities are still working to develop a clear picture of what exactly the upcoming academic year will look like, if you happen to be an instructor, then it’s likely that you’ve been advised to adapt… Continue reading →

When the “field” moves inside your home

By: Rachel Wilson-Lowe As I am sure everyone is aware, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. And as such, our PhDs and research projects are having to adapt. From some this may mean pausing your research or… Continue reading →

“So, when are you going to be ready to travel?”

The outbreak of COVID-19 coincided with me travelling abroad to undertake data collection. Flights were cancelled, timelines reformatted. I’ve spent the last few months scouring every resource I can access in order to maintain some sort of momentum. And now,… Continue reading →

Annual review, now: reviewing your academic year during a pandemic

The Covid-19 outbreak disrupted our routines, this is something we all know now. We also may have got used to it and to the idea of adaptation. Nevertheless, as PhD students, we must meet some institutional obligations. Expectations might be… Continue reading →

Call for new Pubs and Publications committee members

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting new committee members this summer. Pubs and Publications (a.k.a. “Pubs and Pubs”) is a blog of, by, and for PhD students. We aim to cover the highs, lows, confusions, and lighter… Continue reading →

Organising academic events during a global pandemic

By Tim Galsworthy |   I’m sure, like me, many of you have taken part in plenty of online events over the last few months. I’ve competed in virtual pub quizzes, attended virtual talks, and participated in the virtual replacement… Continue reading →

Committee Post: Supporting BLM and the Anti-racist movement

Today’s committee post is a little different to usual. But the Pubs and Publications committee felt that, during this time, with the spotlight being shone on systemic racism in police procedures and across wider societal structures, we needed to take… Continue reading →

Experiencing the PhD as a POC

By Anonymous | I wanted to write this blogpost about my experiences as a POC navigating a PhD in the UK and in doing so, hoped others in similar positions like me would be able to relate to it. The reason… Continue reading →

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