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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 →

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 →

Writing mess, a historian and the past

By Sam Grinsell | Think of a lawn. It is simple, clear, smooth, uniformly green. It soaks up a lot of energy through watering and mowing. If you do not mow it regularly, rogue flowers begin to appear. You are… Continue reading →

Abstract writing – how to write a conference proposal

By Sam Grinsell | There is a genre of academic writing upon which much depends, but which does not get discussed as thoroughly as the conference paper, the journal article, the PhD thesis or the monograph. The conference abstract, a… Continue reading →

What’s in it for us? Why we write for Pubs and Pubs.

From the Pubs and Pubs committee | Pursuing a PhD can sometimes feel overwhelming. Not only are we required to conduct an independent research project that makes an original contribution to our field, but we also typically find ourselves doing a… Continue reading →

Looking Back: The 5 Best Practices of My PhD

By Drew Thomas |   With a new academic year approaching and having graduated this past summer, I thought of no better a time to reflect on the best practices that helped me earn my PhD. It’s been about three… Continue reading →

Dancing your way to the First Year Review

By Sarah Leith | Let me take you back to the start of my doctoral studies last year. Standing apprehensively in the back right hand corner of an unfamiliar dance studio, I find myself part of a group of around… Continue reading →

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