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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 →

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 →

A Non-Academic Career is Not A Failure

By Laura Harrison | Last month PhD student Charlotte Lauder wrote a vulnerable and powerful post for the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities blog. ‘Accepting You’re Ordinary and Saying Goodbye to an Academic Career’ is about her coming to… Continue reading →

Self-funding. Across the Atlantic. During a Pandemic.

By Megan King |   Before I started my PhD, I loved the feeling of telling people, “Yeah, I’m moving to England to do a PhD,” with a just a hint of boastfulness. I loved seeing the surprised reactions of… Continue reading →

Listing the “easiest unis to get in to” and the paradox of an inclusive academia

By Ellis Mallett |   Having recently read a tweet by an editor of “Wonkhe. Home of the UK higher education debate” which listed the easiest universities to get into by average UCAS points, I was left wondering about his… Continue reading →

Academic guilt during a pandemic

By Oresta Muckute |   I am lucky enough to only have one ‘real’ responsibility during a time of global crisis: getting some fully-funded PhD work done. All the articles about the impact of the pandemic—having no childcare provision, having… Continue reading →

Archival Research in a Time of Coronavirus

By Tim Galsworthy   Well, the world has certainly changed since I last blogged for Pubs and Publications! Since my previous piece in January things have turned upside down and then some. I have become accustomed to working from home,… Continue reading →

Juggling Work, PhD, Parenting and Life

By Craig Lennox |   It would be true to say that I don’t think I have ever been busier or happier, and quite often I add in more tired to that list. I am currently working full time whilst… Continue reading →

Meeting Deadlines and Maintaining Friendships

By Megan King | As a PhD student in my early thirties, making new friends and nurturing more established friendships have proven to be more difficult than I expected (especially in the midst of a pandemic). Throughout my life, I’ve… Continue reading →

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