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The multi-versity: do you know your institution?

By Sam Grinsell | Universities serve a range of purposes, and employ vast numbers of people working in various roles that are far removed from the day to day life of an academic. This post is a personal account of… Continue reading →

Drinking Professionally

By David Slotnick | As it’s prominent in the name of the blog, it’s only right that articles about the pub have featured here quite a few times. The unavoidable fact is that the pub is an important feature of university…. Continue reading →

Teach yourself to love teaching

By Aglaia Kempinski | In most disciplines, it is more or less expected that you should be tutoring at some point during your PhD. Now, there are two obvious reasons as to why that is a good idea. It looks good… Continue reading →

The Lasting Effect of Exiling 22 PhDs to the Woods for a Weekend

By Sarah Cassidy | Having just returned from three days of intense interaction with people outside of my own discipline (eek), I think some reflections on the Burn Retreat are in order.  Annually, PhD students from the University of Edinburgh go… Continue reading →

The Three Minute Thesis Experience

By Laura Harrison | This past Friday I somehow found myself attempting to articulate my thesis to a group of academics in under three minutes.  If you haven’t heard of the 3 Minute Thesis competition, essentially you have three minutes, one… Continue reading →

‘Everything I Learned, I Learned from the Movies’: Screening Irish History

By Roseanna Doughty | Last Saturday I attended the Scottish premiere of A Terrible Beauty. This was the last instalment in the Secret Histories: Screening Irish History series, which was hosted by the Edinburgh Filmhouse, in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh’s… Continue reading →

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