Crafting (through) a PhD

I was in the post office the other day, and a lady nearby was packing up a crocheted blanket. It was multi-coloured, with a fairly complex pattern, and numerous stitches I know to be quite difficult to master. I complimented her on the lovely piece, and she asked if I crocheted myself (I do). It … Continue reading Crafting (through) a PhD

The Slump

I'm told that once you're through your first review, you might slump a little. You might struggle to get back into the swing of research after the decompression of the end of First Year. It might seem like you've climbed one mountain, only to be told that there's another peak a little further up. Then … Continue reading The Slump

Freedom Road

This incredible guest post comes from Janine Mitchell. Janine Mitchell is starting the second year of her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. Her practice-led research examines the ways in which archival material is analysed, selected and implemented in the creation of biographical narratives, and how this process negotiates the shifting boundaries of … Continue reading Freedom Road

Immersion into spaces of law: Experiences from international legal negotiations

Mika Schroder is in the second year of her PhD at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. Her research explores the meaning and practice of the ‘participation’ of ‘local stakeholders’ within international biodiversity law from the perspective of spatial justice and ethics. This is the second of two posts related to her AHRC … Continue reading Immersion into spaces of law: Experiences from international legal negotiations

Researching Trauma in the Arts and Humanities

This event was generously supported by the Cohort Development Funding from the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. This event involved training from Wendy Brotchie and her colleague, from Forth Valley Rape Crisis about the nature of working with difficult issues in everyday work contexts and the potential effects that this can have on … Continue reading Researching Trauma in the Arts and Humanities