Neurodiversity Resources for Sussex Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors

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

April 2022 Calendar

Yay, spring is finally here, and so is our April calendar! Spring Vacation – 2nd to 24th April 2022 If you haven’t already noticed, the massive gap in our calendar marks the Spring vacation – so, we won’t be hosting any events or activities, as we will be taking this time to rest and recharge to bring you more when term resumes. We strongly encourage … Continue reading April 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

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

Doing a PhD is great, but what’s next?

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?

Black History Month with Book Recommendations (Part II)

As promised, we’re back this week with a fresh list of book recommendations on different topics in conjunction with Black History Month this year, themed ‘Proud to Be’. This week, Hive Scholar Jamie Chan shares her personal favourites! Being born and raised in Malaysia, I’ve never heard discourses on Black history in school; neither have I been exposed extensively to Black cultures growing up – … Continue reading Black History Month with Book Recommendations (Part II)

Hive Scholars Celebrate Black History Month with Book Recommendations

October is ‘Black History Month’ in the UK! For the remainder of this month, each of the Hive scholars will be releasing weekly book recommendations on different themes in relation to Black History month! For this introductory blog, Hive Scholar Nathali Arias shares her thoughts on Black History Month and offers a selection of great literary, historic, and artistic recommendations for Black History Month. Black … Continue reading Hive Scholars Celebrate Black History Month with Book Recommendations

Guest post: 5 Creative Ways to Process, Present and Publicise your Research

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

May Calendar

There are a few exciting things happening this month — some academic and some social. Our monthly Tea and Talk is taking place tomorrow on Thursday, 6th May, from 3-4 pm. Don’t worry even if it’s a bit last minute, you can write to us on researchhive@sussex.ac.uk for the Zoom details. And in case you can’t make it, you can sign up via bit.ly/HiveTea to receive information … Continue reading May Calendar

Guest Post: Standing Up for Myself

My PhD experience has been marked by a difficult supervision experience, and the proactivity and self-confidence needed to overcome it. It started small, with a lack of communication and some peers reaching out to me about things they (my ex-supervisor) had said about me. It continued with shifting goals, insults, and refusing to let me speak in supervision sessions. I reached out to administrators for … Continue reading Guest Post: Standing Up for Myself