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

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