October 2022 Calendar

‘It’s October 2022, already?!’ was pretty much our thought when we took over from the outgoing scholars. The year that in moments felt like moving slowly seems to have reached October in a blink of an eye. With October comes, the realisation that summer is over and the winter is setting in. As we make sense of the change in weather and layer up and … Continue reading October 2022 Calendar

June 2022 Calendar

The Festival of Doctoral Research organised by the Doctoral School is taking place this month from the 6th-10th of June! Loads are happening include a Wellbeing Walk with us (more info below), PhD Creative Outlet, TEDx Viewing Party, Library Pub Quiz, Jobs Market Workshop (more info below) and more! Find out more on their webpage. Hive Events/Activities Festival of Doctoral Research: Wellbeing Walk (8th June: … Continue reading June 2022 Calendar

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

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

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 “

March 2022 Calendar

Hello researchers! We’ve got lots of exciting events and activities on our March calendar. Just like last month, we haven’t included any events that fall on strike action days on our calendar in solidarity with our colleagues who are striking – so please check the the Doctoral School and the Careers & Entrepreneurship schedules for more information on any events taking place on strike days. … Continue reading March 2022 Calendar

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”

February 2022 Calendar

Hello and welcome (back) to the Spring Term! Here’s a lowdown on events and activities happening in February for doctoral researchers. Hive Events/Activities Hive Shut & Write This semester our Shut Up And Write sessions will be run as hybrid sessions most Tuesday and Wednesday (1-3pm) – meaning you can attend in person in the Hive Space (Group Study Room 2.1 & 2.2), or online … Continue reading February 2022 Calendar