All You Need To Know About Open Access

As we come to the end of Open Access week, we thought it might be useful to outline some key information about Open Access – What is it? How do we take part as doctoral/early career researchers? How do we overcome common challenges? Read on to find out more as our Open Access Librarian, Sam Nesbit, answered some of our questions! We largely know that … Continue reading All You Need To Know About Open Access

Call For Papers – Excursions Journal

Excursions (EXS) Journal is a journal run by postgraduates at the University of Sussex with more than 10 years of history. Previous issues explored topics, such as ‘Chaos’, ‘Virus’ or ‘Science/Fiction’, from an interdisciplinary perspective, and welcomes academic writings, essays and other creatives pieces among other types of contributions. EXS’ editorial board is based on voluntary commitment and changes yearly, aiming at adding more dynamicity … Continue reading Call For Papers – Excursions Journal

Navigating your return from fieldwork

Last year, around this time, I had just returned to campus from fieldwork and I was lost in a world of transcriptions whilst at the same time trying to start the write-up process. A few months after that, I shared some of my thoughts about surviving fieldwork for some of us who have to go out and collect data (available here). This post is a … Continue reading Navigating your return from fieldwork

Do you find writing a pleasure or a pain?

There’s no escaping writing when you’re doing a PhD. Results have to be written up, there are research plans and chapter drafts to deliver, then as your research develops into something you can share – conference papers, articles, blog posts, books. If you’ve not worked on something long-form before then the sheer weight of words waiting to be produced can be crushing, especially if you’re … Continue reading Do you find writing a pleasure or a pain?

Five things we wish we’d known when we started our PhDs

Doubts are a natural part of being a doctoral researcher. What am I doing here? Is my thesis any good? Who do I think I’m kidding? How am I going to write all that? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. That’s what the Research Hive is there for. We’re here to support and encourage you, as well as providing a really nice place to work. … Continue reading Five things we wish we’d known when we started our PhDs