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

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

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

The Hive is on Holiday!

Each year, the Sussex Research Hive takes a break during the month of August. This year also involves the transition and handover to three new Hive Scholars, who will be announced in September! It really has been a tricky few years and we know too well that there has been a tendency to push through, sometimes neglecting our own personal needs and keeping our heads … Continue reading The Hive is on Holiday!

Guest Post: Resilience is in our DNA

I am no expert when it comes to actual marathons. All I can talk about is the ultra-marathon that a PhD is. Being a PhD student is hard, the long hours, the complicated problems we want to find answers to, the uncertainty about the future and just the constant struggle to maintain a work life balance. Add a worldwide pandemic to the mix and it … Continue reading Guest Post: Resilience is in our DNA

6 ways to keep the blues at bay: winter lockdown edition

Over the past year, we have written a few posts with strategies to boost your well-being, and resources for coping with Covid-19 lockdowns. Yet, it is clear that our needs change with each lockdown. Here we are in number three, and you certainly won’t catch me working my way through an 8 week home exercise programme, doing the couch to 5k, or baking to within … Continue reading 6 ways to keep the blues at bay: winter lockdown edition

Hive Mind: Working Well and Staying Connected in Isolation

Last week, the Hive Scholars were invited to talk to Alice Corble, an Academic Services Supervisor from the Library, to share tips and ideas about how to stay motivated and connected when working in isolation. Our tips and ideas are relevant for anyone working on their own: undergraduate and postgraduate students, and faculty alike! Of course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to plug some of … Continue reading Hive Mind: Working Well and Staying Connected in Isolation

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

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

Podcast Review: Staying in with Emily and Kumail

If you ever treated yourself the excellent film called The Big Sick (2017) written by real-life inter-cultural couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, then you know their story. I won’t spend time writing about them or the film (but watch it if you haven’t! It’s very cathartic, I promise), and tell you about their new podcast called Staying in with Emily and Kumail. The … Continue reading Podcast Review: Staying in with Emily and Kumail