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A Day spent with Cookbooks: Presenting at the ‘Cookbooks: Past, Present, and Future’ Symposium

Lindsay Middleton is a first year PhD student researching nineteenth-century food writing. Her love of cookbooks, Twitter connections and a College of Arts Research Support Award gave her the opportunity to present at the perfect symposium – on cookbooks. A love of cookbooks While researching my Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities-funded PhD project, […]

Natalie and Moira presenting their paper

Exploring the emotive language of Burns: Collaborative Research by College of Arts PhD students

In November 2018, third-year PhD students Natalie Finlayson (English Language and Linguistics / Translation Studies) and  Moira Hansen (Scottish Literature) were awarded Research Support Award funding to attend the annual Société Française d’Études Écossaises (French Society of Scottish Studies/SFEE) conference in Tours. They presented their collaborative work on the use of digital tools to explore the impact of […]

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A week at the British Library: how to make the most of your research trip

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 […]

Using Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology – A’ cleachdadh Teicneòlas Mas-fhìorachd & Teicneòlas Fìorachd Meudaichte‌

Professor of Philosophy Fiona Macpherson and research associate Neil McDonnell were awarded a grant of £15,000 from the University of Glasgow’s Knowledge Exchange Fund for an exciting new project on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VRAR). The project ran between January and March of 2017. Before we get carried away with what sounds like science […]

Live Music Census – Cunntas Ceòl-beò na Rìoghachd Aonaichte

Professor of Popular Music Politics, Martin Cloonan, is one of the co-investigators on the UK Live Music Census. Cloonan joins Dr Matt Brennan from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Adam Behr from Newcastle University and research associate Dr Emma Webster. The music industry, Cloonan argues, is not a singular entity, but rather a web of […]

Set in Stone: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland

Set In Stone: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland Stèidhte sa Chloich: Beachdan air Clachan Snaidhte ann an Alba In Scotland, carved stone monuments are all around us. They shape our sense of place and identity, and tell us much about past peoples, their identities, beliefs, tastes, technologies and lives. But how would you […]

The Graduate School- who are we, and what do we do?

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 […]

Advice on writing a successful funding application

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…

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Reach 08: Religious Life

Religious Life: Beatha Chràbhaidh Stand at a bus stop in Glasgow and you’ll see a series of familiar images—a bird, a tree, a bell, and a fish, the four symbols of Glasgow’s patron saint, Saint Mungo. As in many aspects of British life, including many universities and schools, our present bears witness to our religious […]

Reach 08 – Runaway Slaves: Exploring Britain’s Multiracial Past

Tràillean a Theich: Rannsachadh Eachdraidh Ioma-Chinneach Bhreatainn In 1752 an enslaved teenager named Jamie was brought from Virginia to Beith in Ayrshire, where he was trained as a joiner. Then in 1756 Jamie’s master decided to send him back to Virginia and sell him, at which point the young man escaped to Edinburgh where he […]