A Pocket Guide to First Year Annual Review

Annual reviews are deemed important points of progression during the PhD journey.  In addition to being a progression review, the annual review helps to support students to successfully continue and complete their PhD journey. For first–year PhD students, annual reviews may be considered one of the most important points in their year, more so than subsequent annual …

The weekend before the lockdown: when our access to food drastically changed

It is Friday morning, before the “lockdown Monday” and I start planning my food shopping list for next week.  I am planning to get some fruit, vegetables, chicken and beef. I go to the supermarket in the evening and the shelves where I was supposed to find those items, were empty, completely empty. My first thought was: …

Meet the Eating Disorder and Behaviours Research Group!

The School of Health in Social Science is associated with different departments, subject areas and research topics. It can be inspiring to work across disciplines and to share a workspace with researchers from varying backgrounds. Focusing on similarities while benefitting from our differences helped us create our relatively new research …

Black Lives Matter

SiennaMarisa Brown is a doctoral candidate of Clinical Psychology. Her research focuses on eating psychopathology, specifically pro-eating disorder online discussion forums.

PosiFest – Transforming the Definition of Festivals

From March this year, the joyful clamour of celebration for mental health awareness and wellbeing should have been ringing out across Edinburgh.   PosiFest 2020, a new festival created by a group of University of Edinburgh postgraduates, was set to fill central Edinburgh venues with positivity. Instead, these venues—the Pear …