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What's Happening in the Hive?

Spring 2017 Sussex Research Hive Social Event

Wednesday 17th May, 17.00 in IDS Bar

Join the Sussex Research Hive Scholars and other fellow doctoral researchers for a drink in IDS bar on Wednesday 17th May. The event is particularly aimed at doctoral researchers who began their doctorate in 2016-17.

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Doctoral Discussions: The Viva Experience

Thursday 18th May, 12.00 - 14.00

During this event organised by the Research Hive Scholars, former PhD students and academic experts will talk about their personal experiences related to the viva.

They will discuss what to expect from this important day, and share useful tips for preparation.

Lunch will be provided.

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The Great Sussex Book Sprint: Apply by Wednesday 17th May

Join a small group of PhD candidates at Sussex in writing and publishing a book in just 4 days. Yes, really! This is the first Book Sprint at Sussex – a concept that brings people together to plan, write, and edit a book in a week. In a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll develop your research and get a publication on your CV.

The theme of the book is Home, and the Research Hive Scholars are interested in hearing from researchers at any stage and in all disciplines. You just need to be comfortable with writing intensively in a collaborative space. The concept of Home lends itself to many explorations, such as linguistic interpretations, architectural planning, public policy, and literary representations, health implications, mathematical expressions. We’d like as many perspectives as possible. Please be creative!

Now there are three important things to remember here:

1.    This will be an academic book, so you will have to write an academic piece of work, possibly related to your research (in some way). Basically because you have already spent so much time thinking and structuring the ideas and concepts involved in your research.

2.    You will be writing a chapter of the book, so you will have to think up a topic and then develop it into a chapter… in 4 days!

3.    It cannot be anything you have published before or text that will go into your thesis. It has to be some original piece of work produced during the booksprint

The Book Sprint will be held from Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. Participants are expected to attend on all four days between 10-5pm.

If you’d like to be on the team, please email with a 200-word abstract of your research, along with a one-paragraph biography.

The deadline has been extended to 5pm on Wednesday 17th May.

The Research Hive Scholars will let you know whether you’ve been selected on 19th May.  You can also contact us with any questions and check out our blog post.




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