Plan a Trip: Destress, Recharge, and be more Productive

If I could go back and give myself one piece of advice at the outset of my PhD, I’d tell myself to plan a trip, to plan lots of trips. I’ve known this from the start, but it’s only my recent trip to Oban and my upcoming trip to the Isle of Mull that has … Continue reading Plan a Trip: Destress, Recharge, and be more Productive

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Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 ways to manage yourself better

I’ve mentioned more than once how overwhelmed I feel by my PhD at times. There are publications, conference papers, grants, and public engagement pieces to write alongside your thesis, all to fulfil the undefined and amorphous goal of ‘employability’. Not to mention all those other logistical and bureaucratic tasks that need doing as well as … Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 ways to manage yourself better

LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

This guest blog post is by Katerina Pantoula, a Year 2 PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the processing of complex syntactic structures by bilingual children who speak English and Greek residing in the Scottish Lowlands, from which she collects primary linguistic data. Having received funding … Continue reading LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

Struggling with German: A Love-Hate Relationship!

This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a second-year, AHRC-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In November 2017 Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a grant from the SGSAH Student Development Fund in order to take German language classes with a private tutor, native speaker of the German language. For the links to her personal social media pages … Continue reading Struggling with German: A Love-Hate Relationship!