Looking After Yourself: PhD Mental Health Workshop Series

Don’t wait until you’re in a mental health crisis to find out more about resources and support - learn more about how to establish healthy strategies now, and become prepared with knowledge of where to find support should you need it in the future. Doctoral researcher mental health is vast and complex. Our Looking After Yourself … Continue reading Looking After Yourself: PhD Mental Health Workshop Series

Sussex Nightline – a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students

Have you heard of Sussex Nightline? Sussex Nightline is a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students. It offers non-judgmental and non-advisory support for its callers, no matter what situation they are in. Nightline accepts all calls, be it for a casual chat or to support those who are really struggling. It runs overnight while … Continue reading Sussex Nightline – a confidential listening service run for students by Sussex students

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

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

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

Festival of Doctoral Research, 6-10 June – celebrating and showcasing PhDs at Sussex!

The Festival of Doctoral Research returns next month (6-10 June), showcasing the incredible PhD research going on at Sussex with a mix of workshops, panels, competitions and social events. We're thrilled that the Three Minute Thesis Competition is back after a hiatus last year, and that we can offer in-person as well as online events after a … Continue reading Festival of Doctoral Research, 6-10 June – celebrating and showcasing PhDs at Sussex!

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