Developing a Working Method

This guest post is by Kim Walker, who is pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of Aberdeen, working with sound, video, installation and new media. She is a Scottish artist whose work explores pathos within playfulness, humour and the everyday. Kim creates settings in which the mundane and the playful, ordinary gesture can … Continue reading Developing a Working Method


Introductions and Ideas

I’m personally and professionally a wee bit of a juxtaposition. Personally, I’m somewhere between work boots and a tweed jacket; just as comfortable building a house as an academic argument. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’m a PhD candidate, which means I regularly question my own ability to do most things. Professionally, I think the … Continue reading Introductions and Ideas

Rethinking Remote: PhD communities in the Highlands & Islands

Research in the Highlands & Islands What do you think of when (if?) you hear about PhD research in the Highlands & Islands? Perhaps you think of the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI), with its 13 campuses across the region. It’s possible that images of desolate, unpeopled and beautiful landscapes spring to mind: … Continue reading Rethinking Remote: PhD communities in the Highlands & Islands