English Literature and American Studies student Kari Sund shares her tips for PhD students wanting to get the most out of their time at the British Library. Hey all, I’m a part-time PhD student at the University of Glasgow, in the department of English Literature and American Studies. I was lucky enough to be awarded […]
Scottish-American Hustle Arts Grad: Suzanne Miller Course: MSc, Museum Studies (Graduated 2012) Current Job: Nation Manager – Scotland, Help Musicians UK ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Origins Suzanne Miller is good at making friends. These days, her network spans across the country as Nation Manager – Scotland for Help Musicians UK, the leading charity supporting British musicians through set-backs and towards their goals. Born […]
Ambitious Futures: Freaking out with a First Class Degree Arts Grad: Sian Collins Course: MA – English Literature (Graduated 2015) Current Job: Communications Executive, Bauer Media ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why Arts? Less than a year into her job as a Communications Executive at Bauer Media, only three years out of university, Sian Collins found herself at Downing Street. Alongside […]
The Lucky Archivist Arts Grad: David Luck Course: MSc, formerly Archives/Archival Administration, now Information Management & Preservation (Graduated 2010) Current Job: Senior Archivist, City of London Corporation ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Early Exchanges At the age of 15, David Luck received careers advice that he tried to ignore. “In [England], there was this computer program. You filled in your […]
“Leave people 5% better than you found them” Arts Grad: Róisín Reilly Course: MA – English Literature, Film & Television, English Language (Graduated 2010) Current Job: Communications and Engagement Lead, World Changing Glasgow, University of Glasgow ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Undergraduate In 2006, Róisín arrived at the University of Glasgow to start her studies and have her world changed with an English Literature degree. In 2018, she […]
“Tiny, but mighty” Arts Grad: Anna-Maria N. Hand Course: MLitt – Art History: Dress & Textile Histories (Graduated 2014) Current Job: Gallery Director & Collections Manager, Southern Vermont Art Centre Undergraduate Challenges A Gallery Director & Collections Manager before the age of 30, Anna-Maria N. Hand had a passion for historic fashion from the start. “I was the only little kid dressed up for Halloween like […]
Isabel, a fourth year English Literature student from Hong Kong, reflects on what helped her make the choice to study abroad at Glasgow. I grew up in Hong Kong—a city that’s vastly different from Glasgow. Hong Kong is often dubbed as the place where ‘East meets West’ with its towering skyscrapers, crowded streets, bustling night […]
MSc student Mallory O’Donoghue took part in the Human Book Project at the University of Glasgow Library to get some career advice from senior research fellow, ex-deputy director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and University of Glasgow graduate Beth McKillop. From green freshers to seasoned postgraduate students, by the middle of the semester it’s […]
Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project?
Below some of our postgraduate students who have successfully applied for research project funding share their top tips for writing funding applications.
First things first…
A postgraduate programme of study is a huge step up from an undergraduate degree. You’ll need to be prepared to work harder, dig deeper and stay motivated- all on your own. But most likely you know all this already. But what about the stuff you don’t know (yet)? The stuff you learn through trial and error? What do those who’ve been there and come successfully out the other side say?
What’s the one piece of advice successful University of Glasgow Arts graduates would give to incoming students? Read more about What successful Glasgow graduates believe you need to know …