Three Firsthand Accounts of being a Hive Scholar!

The Library’s Research Hive is a space dedicated for use by the research community at Sussex, open exclusively to doctoral researchers and academic staff. The Library, in partnership with the Doctoral School and SAGE Publications, is offering three SAGE Research Hive Scholarships to support the Research Hive and the needs of the research community at Sussex.  As a Hive Scholar, you will be responsible for … Continue reading Three Firsthand Accounts of being a Hive Scholar!

Going the extra mile in your PhD: 7 reasons to say yes to extra activities!

A good PhD is a finished PhD – a popular phrase for a very good reason. We can’t spend our lives labouring over our theses. At some point, it needs to be done. For this reason, there are many that would dissuade you from embarking on extra activities and side projects during your PhD. Additional research projects and employment will certainly eat away some time … Continue reading Going the extra mile in your PhD: 7 reasons to say yes to extra activities!

Welcoming New Researchers and More Hive Events

The Hive is looking forward to welcoming new researchers joining Sussex this January. We imagine it must be a strange time to be starting your PhD journey but we, the Hive and the existing researchers, hope that we can offer support and community. We’d like to welcome you – the new researchers – over our traditional game of ‘Lie to the Hive’ on 19th January … Continue reading Welcoming New Researchers and More Hive Events

Whizzing into Welcome Week: Get to know our new Doctoral Researchers!

All Doctoral Researchers are invited to join the Hive for a game of ‘Lie to the Hive’ on Wednesday 23rd September from 3-4pm. Those who started their PhD in September 2019 may remember the game from our meet and greet, which last year took place in our physical Hive space. This year, we will be meeting on Zoom, but the game is the same! Lie … Continue reading Whizzing into Welcome Week: Get to know our new Doctoral Researchers!

Welcome to our January starters!

On the 29th January, the Doctoral School has a programme of induction events for Doctoral Researchers starting their PhDs in January – or for those who missed the induction events in September/October. Following this, the Hive is hosting a Welcome Drinks event at Northfield bar from 15:30 – 17:30. This event is open to all Doctoral Researchers!  Join us for a new year catch up … Continue reading Welcome to our January starters!

Doctoral Interdisciplinary Unconference

Interdisciplinary Experiences as PhD Students

In recent years, there has been an increasing move towards recognising the merits of interdisciplinary study within and outside of academia. Interdisciplinarity is all about combining two or more academic disciplines into one activity, such as a research project. The idea is to think across boundaries, and to draw in knowledge from other fields of study. “The world has problems while universities have disciplines” (Gordon, … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Experiences as PhD Students

And Now, the End is Here – Goodbye to an Unforgettable Year – Abigail

It’s the end of my year as a Hive scholar and looking back it’s hard to say what the best bit was. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to be involved with the various welcome events for new researchers throughout the year and meeting so many people starting out on their PhD journey. I remember going to a welcome event when I … Continue reading And Now, the End is Here – Goodbye to an Unforgettable Year – Abigail

Methodology Speed Networking- Festival of Doctoral Research 2019

All of us know too well that one of the biggest challenges in designing a PhD project is methodology. Among never ending notes, cries for help, discussions and countless rewritten drafts, the methodology and eventually methods give us the real control over what we want to research and contribute to our academic fields. Importantly, it is the methodology and methods that not only make us … Continue reading Methodology Speed Networking- Festival of Doctoral Research 2019