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

Adapting to Change: Make sure to celebrate the small victories in your research too

Tasha Bierrum, a PhD researcher studying Physics In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020/2021, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Below we hear from Tasha Bierrum who is a PhD … Continue reading Adapting to Change: Make sure to celebrate the small victories in your research too

Adapting to change: “I had to explore other ways to find answers to the questions I was interested in”

Kaveri Medappa a PhD researcher in the School of Global Studies In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Below we hear from Kaveri Medappa … Continue reading Adapting to change: “I had to explore other ways to find answers to the questions I was interested in”

Adapting to change: “Speaking with others in the same boat over this period, was both reassuring and practically helpful”

Rachel Claydon, a PhD researcher at the Institute of Development Studies. In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Below we hear from Rachel Claydon … Continue reading Adapting to change: “Speaking with others in the same boat over this period, was both reassuring and practically helpful”

Adapting to Change: “It’s been a journey together, of adapting”

Dr Maria Moscati In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Today we talk to Dr Maria Moscati, a Senior Lecturer in Family Law, about … Continue reading Adapting to Change: “It’s been a journey together, of adapting”

Adapting to change: “Moving forwards, I have had to be more pragmatic when considering what is possible in our current reality”

Amy Riley-Powell, a PhD researcher in IDS, a photo taken by Amy during her fieldwork of a community visit In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with … Continue reading Adapting to change: “Moving forwards, I have had to be more pragmatic when considering what is possible in our current reality”

Adapting to Change: “Be kind to yourself and acknowledge the stressfulness and uncertainty of the situation”

Anke Schwittay, Senior Lecturer in International Development and Anthropology. In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Below we hear from Dr Anke Schwittay who … Continue reading Adapting to Change: “Be kind to yourself and acknowledge the stressfulness and uncertainty of the situation”

Adapting to Change: “It is important to look at the whole picture, instead of focusing on what you cannot do right now”

Belen Martinez Caparros, a doctoral researcher in Global Studies In this Adapting to Change series, we interview Sussex PhD researchers and supervisors about the challenges they faced in 2020, and the different approaches they took to tackle the issues, adapt their projects and continue with their research. Belén Martínez Caparrós is a doctoral researcher in … Continue reading Adapting to Change: “It is important to look at the whole picture, instead of focusing on what you cannot do right now”

RLI Projects: Adapting a public engagement RLI teaching analytical thinking in schools, in response to Covid-19

Julia Jackiewicz is a researcher and associate tutor in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Her Researcher-Led Initiative looked at teaching analytical thinking to primary aged children through coding and programming games. The Spring 2021 round of RLIs will be opening soon, see the RLI webpage for details. When I applied for the RLI … Continue reading RLI Projects: Adapting a public engagement RLI teaching analytical thinking in schools, in response to Covid-19

Adapting to change: panel session and workshop coming in January

Research plans often change as a PhD progresses, but this year the coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc with everybody's research projects. Doctoral students are facing disruption and delays to research, data collection and fieldwork, alongside coping with the impact of the pandemic itself. Being flexible in your plans - adapting to change as it happens … Continue reading Adapting to change: panel session and workshop coming in January