Together with the Sussex Neurodiversity Society and supported by the Doctoral School, the Sussex Research Hive has launched a brand new Canvas page, “Neurodivergent Researchers and Supervisors” with various resources and tools, all of which can be found in the Researcher Development Online module or simply click here. Whether you are a neurodivergent researcher, a supervisor supervising neurodivergent students or if you are simply just … Continue reading Neurodiversity Resources for Sussex Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors
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
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?
By Kate Meakin A research project like a PhD can be a long and arduous process, with hurdles and barriers (such as doing research in a pandemic!) and highs and lows along the way. One of the best ways to make the research process more enjoyable is to think about creative ways to present your project. These creative means might be about making your ideas … Continue reading Guest post: 5 Creative Ways to Process, Present and Publicise your Research
Each year, the Sussex Research Hive takes a break during the month of August. This year also involves the transition and handover to three new Hive Scholars, who will be announced in September! It really has been a tricky few years and we know too well that there has been a tendency to push through, sometimes neglecting our own personal needs and keeping our heads … Continue reading The Hive is on Holiday!
This week is the Festival of Doctoral Research 2021! On Thursday, not only do we have an exciting keynote from the Head of the School of Psychology Robin Banerjee, there is also the announcements of several prize winners: Research Image and Research Poster competitions as well as the annual Adam Weiler Doctoral Impact Award. The Adam Weiler Doctoral Impact Award recognises PhD students who demonstrate the potential to make a … Continue reading What is research impact?: An interview with Christina Miariti
A good PhD is a finished PhD – a popular phrase for a very good reason. We can’t spend our lives labouring over our theses. At some point, it needs to be done. For this reason, there are many that would dissuade you from embarking on extra activities and side projects during your PhD. Additional research projects and employment will certainly eat away some time … Continue reading Going the extra mile in your PhD: 7 reasons to say yes to extra activities!
First of all, we want to say a huge thank you to our panellists for sharing such valuable insight at our Career Conversations Panel Event on 30th March. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your different paths through and out of academia and the discussions in the breakout rooms were encouraging and helpful for our current Doctoral Researchers. Another big thank you to Sarah Coleman at … Continue reading Career Conversations: Learning from PhD Alumni
These days, everything is online. Some people even say “if it’s not on social media, it doesn’t exist”. We are encouraged to create a social media presence and there is a growing movement towards using social media for communicating research. And with the current social distancing situation, a lot of researchers have been using social media instead of going to conferences… So if you are … Continue reading 5 questions to answer before starting a research-focused social media account
Last week, the Hive Scholars were invited to talk to Alice Corble, an Academic Services Supervisor from the Library, to share tips and ideas about how to stay motivated and connected when working in isolation. Our tips and ideas are relevant for anyone working on their own: undergraduate and postgraduate students, and faculty alike! Of course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to plug some of … Continue reading Hive Mind: Working Well and Staying Connected in Isolation