The Students' Union are recruiting PGR volunteers for their Buddy Scheme and Language Cafés this autumn. The Buddy Scheme is a peer-to-peer mentoring scheme that helps new students and researchers settle into life at Sussex by matching them with current students or PGRs (Buddy Volunteers). They're looking for current researchers to become Buddy Volunteers and … Continue reading Looking for volunteering opportunities? Join the Language Café or Buddy mentoring scheme
To connect is an integral part of the human experience. We are social, connected, beings. The unparalleled events of 2020 have made this even more evident --- they have forced us to disconnect from life as we knew it and to (re)connect to history, nature, people, ourselves, and forgotten practices. This has weakened and strengthened our established bonds, … Continue reading Call for papers: (Re)Connect, Excursions Journal issue 11.1
This post was originally published on the LPS news pages. Every June and July for the past seven years, PhD students in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) have taken part in an annual away day sponsored by the Sussex Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) doctoral training centre. In previous years, away … Continue reading LPS doctoral researchers discuss professional development at ‘virtual away day’
Are you a UKRI-funded doctoral researcher? The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for research council-funded PGRs to work for three months with one of a select group of highly influential policy organisations. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, … Continue reading Work placements: Policy Internship Scheme for UKRI-funded PhD researchers
Wikipedia is an online free-content encyclopaedia project aimed at helping to create a community where anyone can share in the result of knowledge. So how do we become part of this community?Through editing Wikipedia! Wikipedia is often the starting point for people wanting to understand a particular topic, whether that be finding out about a … Continue reading Festival round-up: Why editing Wikipedia matters to you!
The ESRC/IAA Business Boost programme at Sussex matches doctoral researchers who seek better business engagement skills with training and paid business placements. Researchers in the social sciences are encouraged to apply with placement ideas of their own design. Meanwhile, several local businesses have expressed interest in working with PGRs this Autumn. Placements range in length … Continue reading Find paid placements for social sciences PhD researchers with the Business Boost Sussex programme
The University has updated its advice for doctoral researchers and supervisors in light of coronavirus, incorporating it into a new area of the staff website covering plans for the Autumn term. The new webpage includes the latest guidance on travel and fieldwork, remote supervision, online training and events, submission and the viva, options for intermission … Continue reading New advice webpage for PhD researchers on approaching the Autumn term