Festival Spotlight: Could you condense your thesis into just three minutes? Our 3MT finalists did just that!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition returned to Sussex last month after an enforced two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The star of the Festival of Doctoral Research programme, presenters from very different academic fields gathered in the Student Centre on Thursday 9 June to share their research with an enthusiastic audience. Delivering their talks … Continue reading Festival Spotlight: Could you condense your thesis into just three minutes? Our 3MT finalists did just that!

Talk on Tea: Learn about tea poems, rituals, making and tasting this month

Jilan Wei is a PhD researcher in MAH. These sessions form her Researcher-Led Initiatives funded project. **NOTE: The in-person session has been rescheduled to Thursday 28 July due to train strikes** I would like to invite you to join my RLI-funded project Talk on tea: tea poems, tea rituals, tea making and tasting. The project is comprised of … Continue reading Talk on Tea: Learn about tea poems, rituals, making and tasting this month

Become a paid Brilliant Club PhD tutor this Autumn – deadline 31 July

The Brilliant Club’s Researcher Development Programme offers PhD and Early Career Researchers a meaningful, paid, professional development opportunity. Our mission is to support less advantaged pupils to have fair access to university. We do this by training PhDs and ECRs as tutors to deliver two programmes in non-selective state schools. The Scholars Programme allows researchers … Continue reading Become a paid Brilliant Club PhD tutor this Autumn – deadline 31 July

Summer applications to the Sciences & Technology Ethics Committee (C-REC)

Rather than close the C-REC to applications for ethics review for a period to cover summer leave, we will be keeping the Committee open through July to August, but with the caveat that turnaround times may be slower than usual due to the reduced availability of reviewers.  It will not be possible to process requests … Continue reading Summer applications to the Sciences & Technology Ethics Committee (C-REC)

Apply for a Sussex-sponsored place at the Cumberland Lodge ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ conference this August

The ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ conference at Cumberland Lodge offers PhD students and early career researchers from across the UK the opportunity to share their experiences with each other, learn communication and engagement skills, and develop lasting networks. This year’s conference, held in Windsor Great Park, will take place between Monday 15 and Friday 19 … Continue reading Apply for a Sussex-sponsored place at the Cumberland Lodge ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ conference this August

Call for papers: Runnymede Trust summit on race equality and migrants’ rights, 2-4 September

The Runnymede Trust is convening a summit on race equality and migrants' rights at the University of Leeds, over the weekend of 2 - 4 September. The summit will include a wide number of events and parallel sessions, including an art exhibition, film shows, round table discussions, workshops and skills based training. While we are … Continue reading Call for papers: Runnymede Trust summit on race equality and migrants’ rights, 2-4 September

Festival Spotlight: What star sign is the Festival of Doctoral Research?

Anthony McCoubrey is an Academic Services Supervisor (Research) at the University of Sussex Library. The Festival of Doctoral Research takes place in June and is a celebration of all things research at Sussex. As part of the celebrations, the Library Research Support team organised a research-related pub quiz for the PhD community, at Room 76 … Continue reading Festival Spotlight: What star sign is the Festival of Doctoral Research?

Call for nominees to the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network committee 2022/23

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network (PGN) is calling for nominations from postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) interested in joining the PGN Executive Committee for the 2022/2023 academic year. About the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Committee The aim of the Postgraduate Network is to bring together postgraduate students in media, communication and cultural studies from different intellectual traditions … Continue reading Call for nominees to the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network committee 2022/23

Researchers needed for a survey on social connectedness and PhD mental health

Are you a research student at a UK university? Help researchers at King's College London to understand the relationship between social connectedness and mental health among research students. Complete an online survey (takes around 10 minutes) and a follow-up after five months. Enter for a chance to win £50 vouchers! To participate, click on this Qualtrics survey … Continue reading Researchers needed for a survey on social connectedness and PhD mental health

Industry taster event with Alan Turing Institute and Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, apply by 29 June

The Alan Turing Institute and The University of Liverpool’s Distributed Algorithms CDT have joined to host a new opportunity for doctoral students. The industry taster pilot event will take place on Thursday 14th July 2022 at the The Spine in Liverpool. The event offers students an opportunity to meet with colleagues from the Defence Science … Continue reading Industry taster event with Alan Turing Institute and Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, apply by 29 June