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Four Resources for PhDs Considering a Non-Academic Career

By Vesna Curlic | As the pandemic exacerbates what was already a challenging academic job market, many PhDs and early career researchers are considering working outside traditional academic jobs. Thinking about an alt-ac career can be daunting, but as a… Continue reading →

George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing: A Reassessment

By Daniel Adamson | In April 1946, George Orwell published a short essay entitled “Politics and the English Language”. Orwell’s clear intention was to remedy the pervasive ‘ugly and inaccurate’ written English in contemporary literature. Modern English, especially written English,… Continue reading →

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 →

“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 →

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 →

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