Working During the PhD

In an ideal world, you would be able to focus solely on your PhD and knock it out of the park in three years and move on with your life. But as we've already highlighted in this blog life rarely works in the 'ideal' way. Some PhD students need to take an extra year (or … Continue reading Working During the PhD

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From Disney to PhD

  A lot of people assume when you're doing a PhD you came up through academia always planning to pursue this path. I have rarely found this to be the case. I've spoken with incredible women who have gone to University, left, had lives and families outside of academia, only to choose to pick it … Continue reading From Disney to PhD

Report of SGSAH funded research trip to Poland

Zuzanna Dominiak is a PhD candidate at Dundee and is currently undertaking research on the topic of Exhibiting Comics: Applying Creative and Technological Solutions to the Problems of Displaying Comic Art in Museums, Galleries and Visitor Attractions. Zuzanna also creates comics, which you will read more about in the post below. In April 2018 I … Continue reading Report of SGSAH funded research trip to Poland

SGSAH STUDENT DEVELOPMENT FUND: (RE)COLLECTING YUGOSLAVIA’S PAST IN LJUBLJANA AND BELGRADE, 10TH-25TH MAY 2018

Stefana Djokic is a first year History of Art PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD focuses on the role of art in US-Yugoslav relations during the Cold War, examining to what extent exhibitions of post-war US art in Yugoslavia were diplomatic tools, aimed at strengthening US-Yugoslav relations and transferring US cultural and … Continue reading SGSAH STUDENT DEVELOPMENT FUND: (RE)COLLECTING YUGOSLAVIA’S PAST IN LJUBLJANA AND BELGRADE, 10TH-25TH MAY 2018

The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age

Consuelo Martino is a second- year PhD candidate in Classics at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on the literary interactions in Suetonius’ Life of the Caesars, a collection of emperors’ biographies of the II century A.D. Matthew Tibble is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh where he researches early modern political theory and English literature, … Continue reading The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age

When Enough Is Enough: Meeting goals and staying motivated in your PhD

I’ve often found myself in the library late at night, feeling unproductive and guilty about leaving. I often will have gotten a late start and done a fair bit of procrastinating. Even if I’ve gotten quite a bit done, it never feels quite like enough. It leaves me feeling like the day has been wasted … Continue reading When Enough Is Enough: Meeting goals and staying motivated in your PhD

Cohort Development Fund Tips

Tim is a 2nd year AHRC-funded creative writing PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. He has a BSc in neuroscience from the University of Manchester, a poetry MFA from Syracuse University and spent several years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Tim’s current research examines the writing of the Confessional Poets (Sexton, Lowell, Plath and Berryman), specifically … Continue reading Cohort Development Fund Tips