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Rachel Webb

Overview of Black History Month (October 2020)

As part of the National Black History Month programme in October 2020, the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) joined forces to deliver a series of free ‘Lunchtime Talks’ to our Doctoral communities celebrating the history, achievements and contributions of black and minority ethic …

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Widening Access Survey and First Steps towards PhD webinar

Motivated by a commitment to improving equality and diversity, SGSSS is conducting a survey aimed at honours and postgraduate taught students, to gain insight into their experiences of considering, preparing and applying for postgraduate research funding. The survey hopes to reveal any gaps in how information about funding opportunities and the application process is shared …

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Blog: Overseas Institutional Visits: I went, I saw, I conquered (my own fears) by Hazel Booth

Hazel Booth is an ERSC-funded student about to enter her final year of PhD studies with the Faculty of Social Science at Stirling University. Interested in the ways that madness has been constructed in society, her topic considers how issues of power and understanding shape the policy and practice of self-management. To the topic, she brings her training as a registered mental health nurse and her lived experience of mental difference. In Summer 2019 she was awarded funding which enabled a very exciting month-long stay in Canada where she was able to connect with some of the Canadian scholars that are conducting vital work in her field. Hazel has been keeping a blog which gives an open and personal account of this, and her continuing voyage on the choppy seas of PGR study.