Guest post: Voice, purpose and the PhD journey

Why would someone pursue a PhD degree? It took me about three years to realize that what I was looking for through the PhD was my voice. When I started my application process, things seemed quite simple to me. I had decided to study for a social science research degree in order to better understand the reasons for the developmental disparities between nations in terms … Continue reading Guest post: Voice, purpose and the PhD journey

Call for Posts: Chance to Win £50!

The Research Hive is pleased to announce a call for posts for the Research Hive blog. As you may know, the Hive blog is a space where the Hive publishes information about upcoming events for researchers but it is also a platform for researchers to talk about their research, their PhD journey, the obstacles, the celebrations, the imposter syndrome, and everything else that entails this … Continue reading Call for Posts: Chance to Win £50!

Chaotic Reflections on Excursions

What does it take to publish a postgraduate journal? It might sound like an easy endeavour – after all, Doctoral Researchers want to publish their articles, right? So give them an outlet and everything else will work itself out. Well, not so fast – at least not in 2020! In 2020, Excursions published two issues. Alongside our regular thematic issue, which examined “Chaos“, we also … Continue reading Chaotic Reflections on Excursions

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!

December 2020 – Hive Calendar

December? What?  We don’t know about you but we cannot believe it is December already… where did all the time go? Things might be rough but at least there’s some Christmas cheer to look forward to. Here’s presenting the Hive’s December calendar for you: Since we want to carry on some semblance of normalcy and research, we will continue with Breakfast Serial Writing through the … Continue reading December 2020 – Hive Calendar

Top Tips and Takeaways: Peer Review with SAGE Publishing!

In the Hive, we have the pleasure of working with SAGE Publishing. Each year, the Scholars contribute to their blog and have the opportunity to visit their offices and attend some of their training sessions (pre-Covid, at least)! We asked SAGE if they would visit Sussex to speak with Doctoral Researchers about peer review: a core part of academic publishing where academics play a pivotal … Continue reading Top Tips and Takeaways: Peer Review with SAGE Publishing!

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!

The value of interdisciplinary interchange: exploring research intersections through an ‘inequalities’ lens

Introduction Sussex Research Hive’s first interdisciplinary ‘Unconference’ took place in November 2019. The event encouraged researchers from different disciplines to come together to consider their research from a wider angle. We ‘zoomed’ out from our narrow disciplines to form broad and general keywords about our research that allowed us to cross the boundaries of our discipline. All attendees then worked together to arrange the keywords … Continue reading The value of interdisciplinary interchange: exploring research intersections through an ‘inequalities’ lens