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Advice from a PhD student

An anonymous blog post by a current PhD student ...   IF I COULD GO BACK AND OFFER MYSELF ADVICE BEFORE WRITING THE LITERATURE REVIEW … 1. Use you supervision team and talk to them. It’s tough to start writing to a blank criteria. Have conversations early on and...

PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund

The PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund enables Arts, Design & Media PhD students to apply for funding to organise and facilitate development initiatives. These initiatives could take the form of workshops, events, training or social activities. They should...

What is mentoring?

Some words that our researchers have used to describe what mentoring is and can be ... New ideas / clarity / sharing / catalyst / learning / multidimensional / unexpected / common ground / dialogic / sounding board / new experiences / hugs / forum for 'stupid'...

My Brilliant Club story by Yi Wu

I gave a design course to 9 Year 12 STEM pupils. For both them and myself, it seemed like a challenge at the beginning as the two fields are very different. But I soon realised that it was a great facilitator to enhance the pupils’ strengths and develop their areas...

Research Matter(s)!

July 8th | The Parkside Building Our second annual conference Research Matter(s): conversations about Research in Arts, Design & Media brought together researchers, practitioners and everyone in-between from across a number of Universities and arts organisations...

MOB: Rhyzomatic drawing by Alberto Condotta

MOB: Mobilising Opportunity by Drawing What happens if a bunch of PhD researchers across Arts, Design and Media disciplines are asked to draw like with no restraint, akin to how a child would do? They would probably laugh and refuse. However, what if the request is...

My Brilliant Club story by Rebecca Keyte

I have currently completed a summer placement with the Brilliant Club which I found to be an exceptionally rewarding role. As part of the Brilliant Club I was making a difference to pupil’s lives in demonstrating that University was within their reach, despite their...

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