Join a PhD Wellbeing talk with the Student Life Centre, Wednesday 18 May

Engineering & Informatics have organised a PGR Wellbeing talk with Jolyon Western from the Student Life Centre on Wednesday 18th May, 14:00 - 15:00, and all Sussex doctoral researchers are welcome. Jolyon will be covering areas such as referrals, personal wellbeing, and financial anxieties. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you … Continue reading Join a PhD Wellbeing talk with the Student Life Centre, Wednesday 18 May

‘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

Creative Outlets spring sessions: join other researchers for community, craft and chat

The final four sessions of this year's Creative Outlets craft and chat community are out. Do you fancy trying your hand at printing, mapping, drawing or painting? No experience necessary! All materials are provided, and everyone is welcome, whether you're into crafting or you just want to drop in for a chat and refreshments. 28 … Continue reading Creative Outlets spring sessions: join other researchers for community, craft and chat

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)

Creative Outlets spring schedule – fortnightly craft and chat sessions led by researchers, for researchers

Creative Outlets is a regular meet-up organised by three doctoral researchers at Sussex to bring the PhD community together, get you talking and creating. Whether you're an experienced crafter or want to try something new, all abilities are welcome. The group meets every other Thursday, 4-6pm in the Meeting House on campus. It's completely free, … Continue reading Creative Outlets spring schedule – fortnightly craft and chat sessions led by researchers, for researchers

How can you protect your wellbeing when you research difficult materials? PGR panel with lunch, Monday 7 February

Does your research involve distressing or problematic materials, participants who have experienced trauma, or an area in which you have personal experience? It's crucial that you're able to set boundaries and safeguard your own wellbeing while you work. On Monday 7 February we're running a session with the university's Ethics team and a panel of … Continue reading How can you protect your wellbeing when you research difficult materials? PGR panel with lunch, Monday 7 February

Apply for RLI funding to run your own EDI, wellbeing, public engagement or training event – deadline 29 October

Are you a PhD or early career researcher at Sussex? Whether you want to organise a symposium, an exhibition, a journals club, a website, a workshop or a podcast, we want to fund it! Gain experience writing a funding bid, and develop skills in project management, evaluation and assessment. Apply for up to £750 from the … Continue reading Apply for RLI funding to run your own EDI, wellbeing, public engagement or training event – deadline 29 October

Six top tips if you’re starting your PhD at Sussex

A doctorate is exciting but can be overwhelming – you’re leading your own research project, but where do you start? Here are our top recommendations to help you take your first steps. 1. Find out about support services at SussexIf you weren’t able to make our Welcome sessions, or you want to revisit them, the … Continue reading Six top tips if you’re starting your PhD at Sussex

Researcher-Led Initiatives Fund Autumn 2021 – applications now open!

Do you have a bright idea for an activity to enhance your professional skills and benefit your research 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 inclusionmental health and wellbeing … Continue reading Researcher-Led Initiatives Fund Autumn 2021 – applications now open!