May 2022 Calendar

An exciting month ahead! This May, we are organising our first ever research methods conference, Hive Virtual Conference 2022 on the 9th and 10th of May. Read on for more details on this and other events! Hive Events/Activities Hive Virtual Conference 2022 The Sussex Research Hive Scholars is pleased to announce our virtual doctoral conference on inclusion, accessibility and solidarity through methods, taking place on the 9th and 10th … Continue reading May 2022 Calendar

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Guest Blog Post: Mentoring an Undegraduate Research Project

One year ago while teaching one of the modules for Media & Communications course I met a fabulous student, Carly, who then I had the pleasure of mentoring as part of the JRA scheme. I am sure all of us encounter students who stand out in their dedication, academic independence and creativity. Although it goes without saying, we should never have, or- even more so- … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Mentoring an Undegraduate Research Project

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 “

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”

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

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

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

What is research impact?: An interview with Christina Miariti

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

Excursions’ new issue “(Re)Connect” out now!

Hot off the presses! Excursions, the postgrad journal based at Sussex, is proud to announce its latest issue! This year’s theme is (Re)Connect – a perfect fit for a time when we are starting to think about opening up again after yet another wave of the pandemic. The unparalleled events of the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to disconnect from life as we knew it. While … Continue reading Excursions’ new issue “(Re)Connect” out now!

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 … Continue reading June Calendar