• Diary of Postgrad student – 5 steps to get through a dark day

    I heard on the radio the other day that 50,000 students across the UK used the student counselling service over the past 5 years. There is a need to be heard. There are structures in place to provide safe places to talk, but you still need to reach out – to realise that you are […]

  • Diary of a postgrad student – what am I going to do?

    Do you remember when I was getting ready to start Uni? How nervous I was? That seems kind of crazy looking back. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been plain sailing. It’s been a very steep learning curve with moments where I felt like I was never going to get it. And now the first […]

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  • Diary of a Postgrad Student – no failure only feedback

    Before you worry, it’s ok, I didn’t fail my first assignment. But I didn’t do very well in it either. Let’s have a bit of context here. This was a paper that required me to pick a topic, do research, gather alternate views and write a discussion/analysis using references to explain my position. I have […]

  • Diary of a Postgrad Student – Great Pumpkin Carve Out

    You might have noticed that it was Halloween on Tuesday. Last week Glasgow University Psychology Department threw down the gauntlet in a pumpkin carving competition. Pretty soon Dundee and Aberdeen Uni Psychology departments accepted the challenge. It was time for the Great Pumpkin Carveout! The catch was that the carvings had to be on a […]

  • Diary of a postgrad student – all change

    I love to learn. I love to see things from a different perspective. At the moment, I’m learning to see things from a different perspective. I am like a pig in muck, I’m so happy. I have now completed 2 assignments. No idea how I’ve done yet but I’ve done my best and I’m here […]

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  • Diary of a postgrad student – 5 stages of an assignment

    I have not had to write essays for many years. Despite this, I have found myself in familiar territory with my current assignments. Let me share with you my 5 stages of doing an assignment 1. Confusion When I am first given the assignment I have no idea what they want. It makes no sense […]

  • Diary of a Postgrad student – Happy Birthday to me!

     Yep! Today is my birthday. I am so excited because my friend at ShoeDoodles designed my new boots using designs from my favourite artist – Tom Lewis. And today I get to wear them! Yay! I have been spoilt rotten with a new tablet for taking notes at Uni (seriously, I have to type. My handwriting […]

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  • Diary of a postgrad student – a typical day

    Life has settled into some sort of routine for me these days. Wednesday’s are my busiest day with lectures from 9 until 3 (although that has changed until 1 now) So I get up early. I need to get up early to get a roadside parking space at Roseangle. A lot of people park there […]

  • Diary of a Postgrad Student – Stand Down

    Wow, didn’t expect the first few weeks of Uni to be such an emotional rollercoaster! Anyway, we are officially off Red Alert. The rollercoaster has returned to the holding area. I don’t have a supervisor and the deadline has passed BUT I have had a meeting with someone about my dissertation. Yay! That’s all I […]

  • Diary of a postgrad student – a tale of despair

    Dissertation status – 5 rejections from supervisors.  5!! I believe I mentioned that the reason I am doing a Masters in Psychological Research Methods is because I want to learn to do solid research, so I can do a Phd, so I can reach as many people with my message. It’s a simple message. Our […]