Settling in as the Postgraduate Research Director amid the lockdown — Interview with Dr. Sheila Rodgers 

Not long ago, an email was circulated to all PhD students in our School introducing Dr. Sheila Rodgers as the School’s Postgraduate Research (PGR) director. Being a student in the School for some years now, I know that the PGR director deals with matters related to PGR students. But I wasn’t clued up about its roles and responsibilities and what these entail for PhD students.   Apparently, the Research Bow’s team was in the same boat. We discussed what kind of situations PhD …

Pre-loved Posters Wanted!

A PGR rep “Poster of the Week” Initiative Have you ever used your poster more than once or twice? Where do pre-loved posters end up? Is there a dusty corner with a pile of old posters somewhere in everyone’s office? Postgraduate research students very often find themselves in a “between …

NRS Mental Health Network ASM: Unexpected Reality Check

In 2018, I graduated from a prestigious, high-ranking UK university with a MSc in Sociology. The graduation was surreal. The overall experience was HORRIBLE. That university’s attitude, in my experience, was dreadful. From superficial ‘formal dinners’ full of overdressed, drunk postgrads complaining about how much they hate the pretentious environment …