June Calendar

PhD Postcards – Deadline for sign ups 10th June

This month, we are preparing for a very special event for the Festival of Doctoral Research, which will be happening in July LINK. This will involve 3 elements: the Thesis on a Postcard Competition, the Gratitude Postcard, and the Note to your Post Viva Self!

You can read all about this on our blog post ‘The Hive’s Last Hurrah’ but the headline is that you could win yourself £100 in vouchers by illustrating your PhD on a postcard. All postcards will be displayed in the Hive during the Festival of Doctoral Research in a special event to mark the end of Aanchal, Devyn, and Louise’s time as Hive Scholars.

To be involved, sign up at bit.ly/HivePostcard by 10th June to receive your competition pack. You will need to send your postcard to the Hive by 30th June to be entered into the competition.


Hive Survey – Deadline for completion Wednesday 30th June

Each year, the Hive asks for feedback from Doctoral Researchers. This helps inform the types of events and activities that will run in the following year and help us to manage the Hive space in a way that works best for you.

This year is unique as we have been working online for so long! We hope there might be changes going forward but there is no denying that online work has increased engagement in some ways and worked well for some people.

This means there may be more of a blended approach going forward but we want to hear your views about how this might work. Tell us about the types of in-person and online events you would like to see in the future.

To complete the survey, please go to bit.ly/hive_future by Wednesday 30th June.


Hive Scholar Applications – Deadline for completion Sunday 20th June

This is one you don’t want to miss! Apply to be one of the three Hive Scholars for next year by 20th June, all the details you need to apply can be found at bit.ly/hive_applications.

You can see how much fun we have had over the past two years and we have had lots of opportunities to build our skills and confidence. Aanchal, Devyn, and Louise are all happy to answer any questions you have about being a Hive Scholar. Just drop them a line, or catch them on Slack.


Breakfast Serial Writing – Tuesdays and Fridays 10am -12pm

We continue with our Breakfast Serial Writing sessions every Tuesday and Friday, 10-12. Join us to feel like you are working in the Hive. It is a space where you can feel some accountability and company for whatever you might be working on.

We have a fantastic group of supportive PGRs and new faces are always welcome, sign up at: bit.ly/breakfastserial if you aren’t already on the mailing list.


Don’t forget to follow us for regular updates: @sussexreshive on Twitter or Instagram and write to us on researchhive@sussex.ac.uk for any questions.


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