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What's happening in the Hive?

The Sussex Research Hive is the Library's designated area for researchers- providing private study areas, bookable meeting rooms and space for discussion and collaboration.

Three Research Hive Scholars support the area, engaging with Sussex researchers to find out what you want from your community, and planning initiatives in response.The current Scholars are Jay Culligan, Nikoleta Kiapidou and Lana Harper.

Blog post competiton

The Research Hive are running a blog post competition with the chance to win a £50 voucher. If you'd like to take part, why not write a blog post of between 500 and 1500 words on any topic relating to life as a researcher and submit it to

It could be about challenges you’ve faced, tips for maintaining that elusive work-life balance, an exciting outline of your research or anything that you think would be interesting and relevant for other researchers to read. Your submission could be published on the Hive blog.

In need of a bit of inspiration? Why not check out previous blog posts:

Mobile Technologies Week (17th - 21st November)

The Hive Scholars will be contributing to Mobile Technologies Week in November and are planning a session highlighting the most interesting and useful apps for researchers. The scholars are keen to hear from researchers who have advice and apps to share- so get in touch!

Shut Up and Write (Friday 14th November 10.00 - 12.00 - The Meeting House)

Shut Up and Write is a novel way to combat the many distractions and excuses that keep you from getting your writing done.

Take a seat and get yourself comfortable, get to know the people in your group. One of the Hive Scholars will tell you when they are setting the timer. At this point you, essentially, shut up and write. No Facebook, no emails, no Internet pictures of cats. The trick is to not be overly critical or too focused on writing something perfect. Write whatever comes to your head. Editing is for later!

Follow the Research Hive on Twitter and read their blog to find out more about these events and to get in touch with the Scholars.






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