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

Introducing Charity Ubia – your Postgraduate Research Officer at the Students’ Union

Charity Ubia is a PhD researcher at the University of Sussex Business School and joined Sussex in September 2022. Charity was recently elected as Postgraduate Research Officer at the Students' Union representing all doctoral researchers at Sussex.  My research explores the role of Nation Branding in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry. This study aims to examine the … Continue reading Introducing Charity Ubia – your Postgraduate Research Officer at the Students’ Union

Make an impact on the research community – apply for Researcher-Led Initiatives funding now

Do you have a bright idea for an activity to enhance your professional skills and benefit your community?Open to doctoral and early career researchers, the RLI Fund gives you greater input into your support and development needs. Apply for up to £750 to organise an initiative focusing on either: equality, diversity and inclusion mental health and wellbeing among researchers … Continue reading Make an impact on the research community – apply for Researcher-Led Initiatives funding now

Students’ Union Leadership Opportunity for PGRs – Postgraduate Research Officer

Your Students' Union is entirely run by the student body. In order to ensure they are heading in the right direction for postgraduate research students, the Students' Union are looking for applicants to become their Postgraduate Research Officer. In the role you will be able to set the direction of the Students' Union in how they support … Continue reading Students’ Union Leadership Opportunity for PGRs – Postgraduate Research Officer

Doctoral Conferences: A delegate’s eye view

Ian Hadden is a PhD researcher in Psychology. His trip to the ISPP conference was part-funded by the Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grant. See the Doctoral School website for more information and to apply for funding. In July, I attended the 2022 annual conference of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). This took … Continue reading Doctoral Conferences: A delegate’s eye view

Welcome to Sussex! Induction events for new researchers this September

**Please note: The date of the online induction has changed to Thursday 29 September.** If you're starting a PhD at Sussex this month - congratulations! We're looking forward to welcoming you at various events and helping you settle in over the next few weeks. The whole University community is saddened at the death of Her … Continue reading Welcome to Sussex! Induction events for new researchers this September

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

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

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?

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