SGSAH Research Blog

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The SGSAH Research Blog features regular weekly posts dealing with the trials and triumphs of life as a doctoral researcher within the arts and humanities in Scotland. As well as insight from our resident blogger, guest bloggers will share their varied experiences of the PhD process.

The SGSAH Research Blog can be found here: https://sgsahblog.com/

The blog engages with the SGSAH cohort to discuss what it means to be a doctoral researcher within the arts and humanities in Scotland today. We engage with all doctoral researchers within the arts and humanities in Scotland, funded and unfunded, full and part-time, all are welcome!

Guest bloggers
We welcome guest bloggers to engage with the issues surrounding life as a doctoral researcher which are important to you. Currently the blog is run by Anna Rezk. Anna is a 2nd year PhD researcher in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the BBC R&D. Her research revolves around the implication of personalised and highly customisable public service media content and how it can be leveraged to promote inclusive and democratic civic participation. Due to her background in journalism and computer science, she is particularly interested in news, and how content can be algorithmically enhanced and curated without thwarting editorial intent. For the blog she wants to focus on how to make the PhD experience as inclusive as possible and showcasing that pursuing a career as a researcher can be accessible. For any suggestions and requests to write your own article(s), please don’t hesitate to contact her via email, a.rezk@ed.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can also find her on Twitter as @anna_rezk. And don't forget to check out the blog's twitter page @sgsahblog!

Why should doctoral researchers blog about their research?

  • It provides a home for things reluctantly cut from publications
  • It allows early feedback on ideas and try them out for the first time in public
  • It allows the exchange of early thoughts with others working on the issues that concern students
  • It provides a platform to share struggles with others who are going through the same thing