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24
Nov

Postgraduate Guest Blog: Advice to my younger self – top tips for new (and current) PhD students Part 1 The PhD

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We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! Zoe’s advice will appear in a weekly series starting with this post with tips on the PhD. Stay tuned for next week’s post about the job hunt.

After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research assistant writing papers … Read the rest

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19
Nov

Postgraduate Guest blog: Four cities, four years, one PhD.

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This week, we caught up with Rosemarie Stolte, who has travelled, married and has still managed to fit in her PhD. She told us about her journey and why it has all been worth it…

As the title indicates, my story is not so straightforward. At 30 when all my friends had gotten married and were having children – or the other way around – I decided it was time to work on a project that I had been thinking about for a long time. At that time I was already teaching German at the University of Southampton. I was … Read the rest

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12
Nov

Postgraduate Guest blog: Life as a mature student

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This week we caught up with Linda Baines, a postgraduate mature student studying a PhD at the Business School. We asked her about life as a mature student who studies from afar. Grab a cuppa and read Linda’s story here…

I’m a part-time self-funded PhD student at Southampton Business School and I live some 70 miles away from campus.  I started my PhD in September 2011 when I was still working full-time.  I caught the “research itch” when I was undertaking my MSc and I realised that if I wanted to achieve a life-time ambition, it was now or never.  … Read the rest

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06
Nov

Postgraduate Guest Blog: Life as a Postgraduate Student Parent

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We caught up with Kirsty Bolton, a Postgraduate student studying a PhD in Medieval Literature, to talk about her life as a Student Parent at the University of Southampton. Here’s what she said:

My daughter’s Pre-School teacher pulled me aside at collection time the other day to tell me that they had been talking about what jobs the children’s parents do.  “She told us that you go to university to read and study bugs?!”  Well, I don’t study bugs (I think that she meant books), but it makes me really happy to see how proud my daughter is of what … Read the rest

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29
Sep

Cheese & Wine: the perfect event for all

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Want a classy night with your new flat? Or are you a cheese fiend determined to find the perfect brie? Well, whether you’re a fresher or final year, undergrad or postgrad (or lecturer!) we have the perfect event for you, another instalment of the ever popular Cheese & Wine Tasting evening.

Join us on our hugely successful evening of Cheese & Wine Tasting where you will be served with a selection of the finest cheeses Hampshire has to offer, complimented by a wine pairing straight from The Bridge Wine List.

This one is a night of indulgence not to be … Read the rest

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20
Sep

Cheese and Wine Tasting at The Bridge!

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It’s a well known fact that the majority of students love cheese, and we are aware that many of our students are also quite fond of wine too. So it makes sense to put the two together, so on Tuesday 29th September we are doing just that with a fantastic Cheese and Wine Tasting evening in The Bridge!

Following successful events over last year, we are delighted to host another opportunity for you to sample some great cheeses and great wines, all in our fantastic venue, The Bridge. Tickets cost just £10 and can be bought at the Box OfficeRead the rest

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15
Sep

Postgrad Life: A Guest blog by your Postgraduate Research Student Officer

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Hi, my name’s Mike and I’m the Postgraduate Research Student Officer (PGR) for the Students’ Union.

Whether you’re a new or continuing PGR this year, I’d like to welcome you back to Southampton and hope you had a great summer1. It’s my job to represent PGRs, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, suggestions, praise or criticism2 regarding our provision for you. The Union is planning a number of initiatives related to postgrad engagement and representation this year and your participation and feedback will be both needed and genuinely appreciated.

The Union is … Read the rest

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