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Letter to my Thesis

Dear T., I have been thinking of you for a while. Are you thinking of me as well? It seems like yesterday when we first met, and yet a whole year has gone, the weeks sliding down each other. I… 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 →

The Final Year

By Laura Harrison | In the Pubs and Pubs committee post for September we gave advice on what to expect from the first year of the PhD. In response we got a Twitter request asking for the same for the final… 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 →

It can be done: Completing your Masters and PhD back-to-back

By Sarah Thomson | As someone about to embark on their seventh consecutive year of university study, this time of year is always one that makes me quite nostalgic. The transition from one academic year to another is no longer as… 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 →

So Many Questions, So Little Time: Q&A With Current PhD Students

Krysten Blackstone | For the past two years, I have been one of the PhD students that does the ‘Welcome to the University’ talks to incoming Masters and PhD students. The session is a chance for the newbies to ask on-degree… Continue Reading →

The Viva

By Laura Harrison | Whether or not it is true, it can often feel like your whole PhD is heading towards one moment – the viva. I became a #vivasurvivor this past May so thought I would share my experiences and… Continue Reading →

2 Down, Starting 3rd, and 4 For Good Measure

Krysten Blackstone | Pubs and Publications has gone through a number of changes since I came on board two years ago.  My appointment as a Contributions Editor then was also the celebration of our 200th post – I am chair now,… Continue Reading →

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