Realities - New toolkit on using email interviews This new toolkit is based on Lucy Gibson's experiences of using email interviews as part of her mixed-method study exploring the meaning of music in the lives of older music fans in three different 'scenes'. Email interviewing proved to be a useful approach for collecting musical life histories in the fans' own words, allowing … [Read more...] about New toolkit on using email interviews – Realities
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Writing Book Reviews - What's involved and why should you do it? Guest post written by Catherine Feely, PGR, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures - Catherine was Reviews Editor for the European Review of History (ERH) from 2006 to 2009. Why do book reviews? They are a chance to 'dip your toe' in the world of publishing with a relatively small amount of work compared … [Read more...] about Writing Book Reviews
Are you a Humanities PGR? Unsure about the range of career options available to you? Then look no further.... Where do Arts and Humanities PGRs go after their PhD? Vitae's "What Do Researchers Do" identified the first career destinations of Arts & Humanities (A&H) doctoral graduates in the UK. The results are very interesting and suggest that getting an early … [Read more...] about Pathways 2010 – What’s in it for Humanities PGRs?
Have you ever considered attending a GRAD School? If not, then you should, and here's why: I tutored on the Manchester GRAD School last year and attended the excellent Vitae GRAD School tutor training a few weeks ago in Leeds - I'm totally sold on the benefits of attending a GRAD School and I thought i'd share some information about them here: What is a GRAD School? GRAD … [Read more...] about GRAD School – What’s in it for me?
Did you know that the Counselling Service can help you with ongoing issues such as procrastination? How many of you are aware of the different types of support available to you as a Postgraduate Researcher at the University? This might sound like an odd thing to ask but I've found that although most PGRs are aware that services exist, such as the Counselling Service, few are … [Read more...] about Wellbeing Workshops & Courses at the University Counselling Service