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The (not so) ugly truth

Starting your PhD for real is getting you down? Don’t forget that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. by Giovanna Pasquariello | Undertaking a PhD is a challenging choice: you are committing yourself to three (at least)… Continue reading →

Give yourself a break

Part of Undertaking Difficult Research series.   By Claire Aubin |   This is the first post in a series on undertaking research into particularly sensitive or difficult research topics. The author is the co-founder and co-convenor of the University… Continue reading →

An Ode to Saying ‘No’

Krysten Blackstone |   The academic world is full of thankless tasks, administrative roles, organising committees, meetings about what will be said in future meetings, and never-ending opportunities for you to spend a lot of time doing countless things that are… Continue reading →

Researching Stigma: how the contested nature of your topic can affect you as the researcher

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe | On my way to interview for my studentship, I remember getting the side-eye from an older gentleman while on the train. I couldn’t figure out what I had done to deserve his ire, until I saw what… Continue reading →

“I’m an absolute beginner”: first term, first year of the PhD

By the Pubs and Publications Committee   Alarms are being set earlier, new academic diaries are being bought, and bright-eyed freshers are beginning to arrive on university campuses. Yes, the start of term is upon us all once again. (Insert… Continue reading →

Which Premier League Football Team is your PhD?

By Tim Galsworthy   The Premier League season has kicked off once again. Those of us who are foolish enough to invest our time, energy, hopes, and dreams into one team or another are steeled for another ten months of… Continue reading →

How does it sound? Researchers as musical instruments

By Sam Grinsell and Virginia Calabria | Summer is both silly season and music festival season. Being big fans of music and silliness, this got us wondering whether researchers might be like musical instruments. After all, they each have their… Continue reading →

Imposter Syndrome and Adjusting to the PhD

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe | I have always been extremely competitive, from skidding on the asphalt to gain a run at kickball, to striving to make the top 5% of my extremely competitive high school so I could get a special gold… Continue reading →

Achieving your Summer Writing Goals

By Sarah Thomson | Last week I was asked if I could speak to some postgraduate students about to start writing their Masters dissertations, as part of Historical Perspectives’ new series of summer workshops at the University of Glasgow. The students… Continue reading →

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