Guest Blog Post: “Allyship is a choice we make everyday “

In conjunction of International Women’s Day, Yue Ting Woo wrote about what ‘allyship’ means (to her as a researcher, her research, and its applications and viewpoints in society). Through my research on allyship, I have realised that the concept is foreign to many people. Hence, when explaining what “allyship” means, I often default to the general idea – actions (or an identity based on actions) … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: “Allyship is a choice we make everyday “

March 2022 Calendar

Hello researchers! We’ve got lots of exciting events and activities on our March calendar. Just like last month, we haven’t included any events that fall on strike action days on our calendar in solidarity with our colleagues who are striking – so please check the the Doctoral School and the Careers & Entrepreneurship schedules for more information on any events taking place on strike days. … Continue reading March 2022 Calendar

Guest Blog Post: “Why are you doing this? Reflections on fieldwork and the ‘purpose’ of Social Science research”

This blog post is from a guest contributor, a Sussex Postgraduate researcher grappling with the following question: What is the point of conducting field research among the marginalised or oppressed, if this research will not lead to any immediate improvements onto their lives? Read below to see how our guest blogger tries to reconcile with their different positionalities to try and make themselves and their … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: “Why are you doing this? Reflections on fieldwork and the ‘purpose’ of Social Science research”

February 2022 Calendar

Hello and welcome (back) to the Spring Term! Here’s a lowdown on events and activities happening in February for doctoral researchers. Hive Events/Activities Hive Shut & Write This semester our Shut Up And Write sessions will be run as hybrid sessions most Tuesday and Wednesday (1-3pm) – meaning you can attend in person in the Hive Space (Group Study Room 2.1 & 2.2), or online … Continue reading February 2022 Calendar

How Stepping Away From My PhD Helped My Research

Hive Scholar Erin is a Druid and lover of nature, and gives an insight into how these helped her with her research. Welcome to a new year, and to new researchers. It might feel strange to see a post about stepping away from your PhD when you may just be beginning and while this is aimed primarily at existing PhD researchers, it is also relevant … Continue reading How Stepping Away From My PhD Helped My Research

Doing a PhD is great, but what’s next?

As we’re approaching the end of this year and fast approaching the start of next year (yeah we know, how is this even possible), we thought it might be a good time for us to start thinking about what’s next. As PhD researchers, we are no stranger to how our research takes up a good chunk (if not all!) of our time and if you’re … Continue reading Doing a PhD is great, but what’s next?

November 2021 Calendar

November is here and so is our Hive calendar for November! Hive Shut Up & Write This month, we’re carrying on with our weekly writing session, Hive Shut Up & Write on Tuesdays (online) and Wednesdays (in-person @ Room 2.1 and 2.2 in the Hive, Library 3rd floor). To those of you who have been to the online sessions, the Zoom link will remain the … Continue reading November 2021 Calendar

All You Need To Know About Open Access

As we come to the end of Open Access week, we thought it might be useful to outline some key information about Open Access – What is it? How do we take part as doctoral/early career researchers? How do we overcome common challenges? Read on to find out more as our Open Access Librarian, Sam Nesbit, answered some of our questions! We largely know that … Continue reading All You Need To Know About Open Access

Black History Month with Book Recommendations (Part II)

As promised, we’re back this week with a fresh list of book recommendations on different topics in conjunction with Black History Month this year, themed ‘Proud to Be’. This week, Hive Scholar Jamie Chan shares her personal favourites! Being born and raised in Malaysia, I’ve never heard discourses on Black history in school; neither have I been exposed extensively to Black cultures growing up – … Continue reading Black History Month with Book Recommendations (Part II)

Call For Papers – Excursions Journal

Excursions (EXS) Journal is a journal run by postgraduates at the University of Sussex with more than 10 years of history. Previous issues explored topics, such as ‘Chaos’, ‘Virus’ or ‘Science/Fiction’, from an interdisciplinary perspective, and welcomes academic writings, essays and other creatives pieces among other types of contributions. EXS’ editorial board is based on voluntary commitment and changes yearly, aiming at adding more dynamicity … Continue reading Call For Papers – Excursions Journal