Living through lockdown, I have found myself embracing the abyss of media streaming. And one of the things that has brought me more joy recently is to discover Women Make Film, a documentary series dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women to cinema. The best thing about this project is that it does not try to provide a comprehensive history or map, it is not … Continue reading Close up: challenging gender bias with open knowledge
These days, everything is online. Some people even say “if it’s not on social media, it doesn’t exist”. We are encouraged to create a social media presence and there is a growing movement towards using social media for communicating research. And with the current social distancing situation, a lot of researchers have been using social media instead of going to conferences… So if you are … Continue reading 5 questions to answer before starting a research-focused social media account
Together Apart is all about individuality, originality and unique personalities connecting and collaborating – it’s about coming together in cohesive convergence. …and there is more than one way that YOU can participate as a researcher. Be a TEDx speaker Speaker applications for Together Apart are open (until 28 February, 2021). TEDxUniversityofSussex is looking for ideas worth spreading with our Sussex community and beyond. We think … Continue reading TEDxUniversityofSussex presents their 2021 virtual conference “Together Apart”!
In order to look forward, we need to look inwards and backwards.After a short summer hiatus, the Hive Scholars are starting to plan for next term – by the way, if you would like to share your ideas for this academic year, please do so here: bit.ly/Hive_Feedback 🙂 And, as we plan for next year, we have been reflecting on the past year.We think it’s … Continue reading Devyn, Louise and Aanchal: Reflections on 2019-20
Get ready to shout about how awesome you are. Continue reading Four steps to fire up your research profile
We request everybody who is unaware of the political state of affairs in India at the moment to please read on and spread the word. We, the students who are against the brutality against students in India as well as the CAA (explained below), are amidst a week-long protest. Join us today and/or tomorrow in the Library Square at 1pm. The Citizenship Amendment Act … Continue reading Spreading Awareness: #SussexAgainstCAA
Heidi Cobham, a second year researcher, writes about her experience of being a book in the 2019 Living Library at the University of Sussex Festival of Doctoral Research Continue reading Don’t judge a book by its cover: being a book at the Living Library
Tomorrow is the deadline for entering the Three Minute Thesis competition and applying to be a book in the Living Library as part of the Festival of Doctoral Research. It’s well worth applying for either or both and we can tell you why as fellow doctoral researchers. Firstly the Three Minute Thesis competition – or 3MT as it’s known. As early career researchers in the … Continue reading Living Libraries and Three Minute Theses
We recently discussed how public engagement can be hugely important for your studies, future career and even wellbeing, in ‘Ten benefits of public engagement for your PhD’. So to follow on from the whys, here are some kickstarter suggestions on what, where and how to get involved, including local opportunities, funding information, other useful resources, and a (relevant) list of pubs.
There are tons of public engagement and outreach opportunities both at Sussex University and in the local area, as well as sources of funding and support. A few popular ones are listed here, but for more, or for details on any of the below, contact the Public Engagement Coordinator in your School or Department. Continue reading “What, where, how… a guide to getting involved in public engagement”
Public engagement can be daunting, but could it be the best thing you’ve ever done for your PhD – and your future career? There are multiple and varied ways in which to communicate your research, and as we explored in a recent Doctoral Discussion, getting out there can be hugely important to your studies and even your wellbeing.
For some, public involvement can be an integral part of a PhD; for example, in the use of public-facing focus groups or questionnaires that feed back into the design of a specific project, or provide data in themselves.
For others, public engagement involves stepping out of the ordinary work environment and making time to communicate research via alternative platforms, whether this is in schools, public spaces, museums, special interest audiences or even the pub.
So, how can public engagement benefit you? Here are ten ways in which such work can add value to your studies. Continue reading “Ten benefits of public engagement for your PhD”