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About the Perks of Doing Church History (and Theology)

By Seraina Berger | The German term Orchidenfach (orchid subject) refers to an academic field or discipline that is considered rare and exotic. In Switzerland, the term seams to apply to theological studies. Once the foundation of any university and… Continue Reading →

Why to become a feminist within academia – A perspective from a history PhD student

By Aline Vogt | During the coronavirus pandemic, the lines between our work and our private lives have been blurred more than ever. While we start to prepare our meals for lunch, we’re glancing with one eye at the last… Continue Reading →

Four ways to look after yourself during a global pandemic

By Ellis Mallett | Since the pandemic hit back in March, life has been full of twist and turns, especially for doctoral students all over the world. PhD candidates are known to be particularly harsh on themselves at the best… Continue Reading →

Balancing teaching and a full-time PhD: 4 tips to get you through this semester

By Ellie Ralph | I am now entering my fourth year of teaching and the second year of a PhD. To balance both at the same time is difficult, but it is possible. I have put together some tips below… Continue Reading →

The PhD Game V2.0

By Ian Inman |   The PhD journey can be a pretty daunting experience with lots of twists and turns along the way. During my time as a PhD student, I came up with the ‘PhD Game V2.0’ as a tongue-in-cheek… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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