Tag Archives: academia

January 06

Thoughts on Self Care and the Ph.D

I am probably the worst person in the world to be writing this, given I live in an almost-constant anxious state regarding work. But that’s why I’m writing it. There are a lot of great posts about academia and mental health here. I found the following quote from this blog most useful: “Now that I […]

October 29

Write Here, Write Now

Yesterday I was delighted with how our PORESO event was received, a 90 minute seminar with the wonderful Professor Karl Spracklen on Beginning to Write the Ph.D. Karl also spoke at our annual conference back in June, which I talk about here in When is Right to Write? Karl was one of our most popular […]

September 11

The Value of Conferences & Blogs for Ph.D researchers

I explain to first year theory students that sociological theory is like lego blocks. We use them to build our knowledge. These blocks are our foundation, and also our tool for building our ideas and presenting them. Well, being a Ph.D student is no different. We have to be the complete package, market ourselves as […]

August 25

Ph.D help

I will update this list when I find helpful articles and blogs. As you know from reading the blog I think it’s crucial to develop a supportive and inspiring cohort of Ph.D researchers. I am lucky enough to be part of a solid network with lift one another up and share ideas, articles, blogs, conferences, […]

May 15

Sex Work Researcher Day Out 2014

We are having a sex work postgraduate researcher day out in Blackpool on June 13th 2014. What started out as Dr Emily Cooper and I meeting up to celebrate Emily’s viva success (yay!) and talk research, has become an open invitation to those postgraduate students studying sex work. We will also have a few researchers […]

April 26

Girl on Fire: Conferences Peer Support and a Fire in the Belly

Wow, what a week! First there was the North West Gender Conference: Construction of Gender In Research at Lancaster University on Tuesday 22nd, and then the British Sociological Association Annual Conference held at University of Leeds. I was lucky enough to present at both, and am bursting with ideas and energy. I have heard a […]

April 17

Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PHD Symposium Call for Papers

I am very excited to announce that we have finalised the Call for Papers for the Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PhD Symposium. Keep 11th June free in your diaries! This is an ideal opportunity to start sharing your work and receiving constructive feedback in a safe, friendly and supportive space. This will also provide the […]