Our most read posts of 2020!

The past year has certainly been a unique time for us all. There have been incredible challenges for PhD students in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also been a time of transformation, adaptation, and learning. The Hive has shifted online and has been supporting Doctoral Researchers via online events and platforms. We have also tried to bring you blog content that fits … Continue reading Our most read posts of 2020!

2020: Making it to the End

Before we start talking about wrapping up this year, the Hive would like to send the biggest virtual hug to those affected by the latest Covid-19 guidelines. We hope you’re keeping well and if you need to reach out, please do — we are here for you through the break and would love to catch up and offer support during the holidays (that can often … Continue reading 2020: Making it to the End

Time to get your references in shape!

You may have adopted a beautifully organised approach to your reference management from the very start of your PhD, or you might be like one of the Hive Scholars! We spoke to Bethany Logan, a Research and Scholarship Librarian in our very own library to straighten out our own reference management. Read our conversation below for an introduction to reference management software and some tips … Continue reading Time to get your references in shape!

Ten Ways to Well-Being by Sussex Partnership

This World Mental Health Day, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is launching a #Ten4Ten campaign, which highlights 10 key ways to look after you mental health and well-being. As a part of their campaign, Student nurse Kuda-Kwashé has written and performed the 10 ways to well-being rap, which will be released on 10th October: World Mental Health Day 2020! They are also calling on local … Continue reading Ten Ways to Well-Being by Sussex Partnership

Pre-submission in a Pandemic: don’t panic!

During the Festival of Doctoral Research, the Doctoral School ran ‘Finishing your Doctorate’ panel sessions with faculty members from Arts and Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. For some sessions, there was a dominant theme: pre-submission. Pre-submission status can be a little bit foggy at the best of times. Given the questions posed by Doctoral Researchers in these panel sessions and that little worldwide pandemic that … Continue reading Pre-submission in a Pandemic: don’t panic!

Viva via Zoom! Dr Fiona Scott reflects on her experience of defending her thesis during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has moved examinations online, including vivas for doctoral students. I recently defended my medicinal chemistry PhD via Zoom. When lockdown was announced, I was editing my final results chapter. There was definitely a sense of mourning for the moments I wouldn’t get to experience in-person. When I left Brighton at Christmas to move home to write up, I didn’t say a proper … Continue reading Viva via Zoom! Dr Fiona Scott reflects on her experience of defending her thesis during Covid-19

In-Home Entertainment! Because staying in is the new going out.

During this isolation period, all the talk around productivity has some of us feeling even more detached and guilt laden when we are unable to complete a normal work day. So, we have compiled a list with a range activities we can engage with online to instil some sense of variety to our days. We hope that this may take away some of the pressure … Continue reading In-Home Entertainment! Because staying in is the new going out.

Introducing: Laura Chapman

Today we are introducing Laura Chapman, a doctoral researcher from the School of Psychology, though many of you may know her from her previous role in the doctoral school! Laura will be taking over our Instagram tomorrow, 11th February, to show you a day in her life as a first year doctoral researcher! Remember to follow @sussexreshive and follow #TuesdayTakeover to see what Laura is … Continue reading Introducing: Laura Chapman

Christmas Plans and Festive Fun

It’s officially holiday season! As Christmas approaches, we thought it would be good to talk about everything that’s happening on campus during this period as well as get a sense of what researchers are up to! Are you going home? Are you staying in Brighton? Will you continue to work? Are you travelling? Tell us in the comments! We hope you’re excited for Hive’s special … Continue reading Christmas Plans and Festive Fun