1. What's in a Blog?

    Image courtesy of @LucieWhitmore. Research bloggers blogging at the SGSAH 'Research Blogging in the Arts and Humanities' workshop 19th-20th August, 2015 Research Blogging in the Arts and Humanities Back in August I worked with a group of PhD students from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities to run a training workshop on…

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  2. WeTheHumanities - Starting my week as a curator

    Image by Tom Raftery via Flickr under a Creative Commons license. Back in July I first came across the @wethehumanities Twitter account when my friend, and fellow 'sgsaher', Louise Creechan curated the account for a week. The idea behind WeTheHumanities is that each week a different researcher or practitioner working…

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  3. PhDs, Striking The Perfect Balance & 'AcademicFOMO'

    Image is one of my own, taken during a PhD break. It seems to me, coming now into my second year, that the PhD process is all about striking a balance. Not just between work and personal life but also between the thesis and everything else we're expected to do…

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  4. Should all PhD students learn a second language?

    Photo by Judy van der Velden via Flickr, under a Creative Commons license. This week I want to ask whether all PhD students should learn a second language? Should this just be a core part of our PhD training or is it yet another thing to try to fit into…

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  5. Happy New (Academic) Year!: Some Resolutions

    I don't know about anyone else but having spent the vast majority of my life in education I've come to see the beginning of a new academic year with just as much significance as the 31st of December (and that's saying something being Scottish and therefore very fond of Hogmanay!…

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