‘Neurodiversity is a huge part of our doctoral journey’: Resources and support for neurodivergent researchers, and their supervisors

I realised that I have ADHD not long after beginning my PhD, and suddenly, everything made sense. Just like every other neurodivergent person doing a PhD, I started looking for everything I could find on the Internet about doing a PhD with ADHD, and researching tools that I can use to make my journey easier. … Continue reading ‘Neurodiversity is a huge part of our doctoral journey’: Resources and support for neurodivergent researchers, and their supervisors

Inclusion, Accessibility & Solidarity Through Methods: Register now for the Sussex Research Hive virtual conference, 9-10 May

The Sussex Research Hive Scholars are pleased to announce their virtual doctoral conference on inclusion, accessibility and solidarity through methods. As doctoral researchers, we represent a community of researchers applying a spectrum of methodologies to address, challenge, and ultimately improve local, national and international communities. We want to showcase how doctoral researchers are applying research methods and/or designs to … Continue reading Inclusion, Accessibility & Solidarity Through Methods: Register now for the Sussex Research Hive virtual conference, 9-10 May

Have your say on the future of postgraduate research training – UKRI call for input

UKRI have launched a call for input on the New Deal for Postgraduate Research, seeking views and comments from those with an interest in postgraduate research training with a view to shaping future provision. The consultation is broad, asking how doctoral researchers are supported practically and financially, how they are prepared for rewarding careers, how … Continue reading Have your say on the future of postgraduate research training – UKRI call for input

Sign up for Thesis Boot Camp (21-22 May), an intensive, supportive weekend of writing for late-stage researchers

Are you a late-stage doctoral researcher struggling to finish your thesis? Finding it tough to get motivated and keep putting off your writing? Thesis Boot Camp is for YOU, and it's back after a two-year hiatus, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May. Join other researchers for an intensive and supportive weekend of writing, giving … Continue reading Sign up for Thesis Boot Camp (21-22 May), an intensive, supportive weekend of writing for late-stage researchers

The Research Culture Seeding Fund is seeking researchers to pitch and run pilot projects

Do you have an idea around research culture that you'd like to develop? The Research Staff Office invites you to apply to the Research Culture Seeding (RCS) Fund, part of a range of initiatives that the University has launched recently to help foster a creative, inclusive, and collaborative research culture here at Sussex.  Open to … Continue reading The Research Culture Seeding Fund is seeking researchers to pitch and run pilot projects

Spring round of Researcher-Led Initiatives open (21 March-22 April)

Do you have a bright idea for an activity to enhance your professional skills and benefit the research community at Sussex? Open to doctoral and early career researchers, the Doctoral School's Researcher-Led Initiatives Fund gives you greater input into your support and development needs. From journal clubs to community meet-ups, symposiums to podcasts, apply for … Continue reading Spring round of Researcher-Led Initiatives open (21 March-22 April)

Doctoral Overseas Conference grants to cover travel again

We're thrilled to share with you that the Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grant is reopening to travel and accommodation costs now that research travel is feasible again. If you are a Sussex-registered doctoral researcher planning to present your work at a conference outside the UK, you can apply for a grant to support travel … Continue reading Doctoral Overseas Conference grants to cover travel again

Take part in our focus group, and let us know your thoughts! £20 voucher for taking part

If you are a current PhD researcher, we want to know what you think! The subject for the focus group will be to explore your thoughts on researcher development, thinking about the themes, content and delivery. The purpose is to use the findings to develop our offering of researcher development programme to ensure that we … Continue reading Take part in our focus group, and let us know your thoughts! £20 voucher for taking part

National survey of doctoral researchers coming soon

From Thursday 8 April, doctoral researchers at Sussex will be invited to complete the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). The survey will run until Monday 17 May 2021.  This is your chance to tell us about your experience as a postgraduate at the University of Sussex. Please take the time to share your views – … Continue reading National survey of doctoral researchers coming soon

Life at Sussex – International Kahoot quiz

International Kahoot quiz promotional graphic Wednesday 24 March 1.30 – 2.30pm Come and test your knowledge of our very diverse world! As the Spring term comes to an end many are experiencing zoom fatigue. This session aims to finish the term with a lively Kahoot, including international themed trivia as well as important information that … Continue reading Life at Sussex – International Kahoot quiz