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 […]
On one of the hottest days this year, around 25 postgraduate students met for the PGR Medical Humanities Networking Event. Just off the West Quadrangle of the Main Building and in earshot of the chinking glasses of graduating students and their families, we heard from a wide range of projects and ideas that intersect with […]
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 […]
CRACK SQUAD OF SITU was a week-long takeover of the History of Art building at 8 University Gardens by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) student Holly Knox Yeoman and artist Fritz Welch. Combining installation, wall drawings and video, the residency culminated in the performance of OINK TRAP – a graphic score of live experimental music, […]
It’s mid-November, and you’re probably feeling a bit better settled in at the University now. You’ve met other researchers working in your subject area, you’ve had a meeting (or two!) with your supervisor, you’ve worked out the quickest and easiest route from your front door to your office, and you definitely know your way around […]
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 …
Last week we heard from Alex and James, graduates of postgraduate study programmes in the College of Arts. Alex used her Museum Studies Msc to score her dream job as a museum curator. James published his PhD thesis on 19th century Scottish history, while at the same time juggling his day job in the Development […]
Ever wondered where a postgraduate degree might take you?
Two Glasgow postgraduates share their experiences.
Where are they now? And how did their postgraduate study in the College of Arts help them get there?