Introducing Susanna Broom – Head of the Doctoral School

Susanna Broom is the Head of the Doctoral School and joined Sussex in October 2022. Susanna was previously Head of Student Administration at the University of York and has extensive experience in PGR provision and support at the department, faculty and institutional level. Hello! My name is Susanna. I arrived at Sussex two short months ago to take up … Continue reading Introducing Susanna Broom – Head of the Doctoral School

Looking After Yourself: PhD Mental Health Workshop Series

Don’t wait until you’re in a mental health crisis to find out more about resources and support - learn more about how to establish healthy strategies now, and become prepared with knowledge of where to find support should you need it in the future. Doctoral researcher mental health is vast and complex. Our Looking After Yourself … Continue reading Looking After Yourself: PhD Mental Health Workshop Series

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘NEW NORMAL’? CHASE Encounters Conference 2022 (8 & 9 December)

A two-day online academic conference with free training and wellbeing classes for students, researchers and interested professionals This two-day conference will host leading, interdisciplinary researchers from across the arts and social sciences, from Classics to contemporary ethnographic research. Free for all to attend, this conference includes professional training from sought-after CHASE* providers, which covers: Developing … Continue reading WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘NEW NORMAL’? CHASE Encounters Conference 2022 (8 & 9 December)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship for PhD researchers (ONLINE) – Monday 5th December, 14:00-15:00

The research environment offers many opportunities for enterprising individuals. You might be contemplating how you can build a business from your research or using your researcher capabilities, or perhaps you have never contemplated this. This workshop will give you an overview of entrepreneurship and the support available to you from the Entrepreneurship team at Sussex. … Continue reading Introduction to Entrepreneurship for PhD researchers (ONLINE) – Monday 5th December, 14:00-15:00

Doctoral researcher wellbeing reflective group

Are you doing research with difficult, emotive or sensitive materials? Is this causing you stress or affecting your wellbeing in other ways? Would it be helpful to talk about your experiences with other doctoral students doing similar work? We are offering a new peer discussion group to provide a space for you to share concerns, … Continue reading Doctoral researcher wellbeing reflective group

Hive Festive Winter Social! Join other doctoral researchers for a games night on 01 December

Bells, and cakes, and lights and trees. We can't believe we are already at the end of the year. A year that seems to have flown by us. Before we close the calendar year , the Hive Research Scholars would like to invite all Sussex Doctoral Researchers to the 2022 Hive Festive Winter Social! Take … Continue reading Hive Festive Winter Social! Join other doctoral researchers for a games night on 01 December

The Brilliant Club – PhD and ECR opportunities 2022-23

Looking for paid opportunities alongside your PhD? The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train PhD students and ECRs to support less advantaged school pupils access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.  The Brilliant Club provides PhDs and ECRs training in widening participation, research communication, and … Continue reading The Brilliant Club – PhD and ECR opportunities 2022-23

What is Research Culture and why does it matter? New podcast episodes from the University of Leeds

Across the globe, the urgent need for a better Research Culture in Higher Education is widely accepted – but how do you make it happen?  In Season 2 of a new podcast from the University of Leeds, Research Culture Uncovered, conversations are revolving around what is Research Culture and why does it matter? The first … Continue reading What is Research Culture and why does it matter? New podcast episodes from the University of Leeds

Sussex Nightline – a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students

Have you heard of Sussex Nightline? Sussex Nightline is a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students. It offers non-judgmental and non-advisory support for its callers, no matter what situation they are in. Nightline accepts all calls, be it for a casual chat or to support those who are really struggling. It runs overnight while … Continue reading Sussex Nightline – a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students

Call for Participants in Research Study: The Lifelong Researcher – Supporting Doctoral Students’ Development of Digital Literacies

Digital skills are a fundamental part of historical research in the twenty-first century: historians produce, consume, and interact with all manner of information in online environments. Dr Hope Williard, is a fellow researcher on the AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellowship Scheme, and is underataking a research project, ‘The Lifelong Researcher: Supporting Doctoral Students’ Development of Digital … Continue reading Call for Participants in Research Study: The Lifelong Researcher – Supporting Doctoral Students’ Development of Digital Literacies