blog guidance

Here's a link to the submission form, please read the below guidance before submitting.

 

This blog is about the life of a postgraduate researcher (PGR) at the University of East Anglia. This is a postgraduate research community blog, written (mostly) by and for PGRs. All contributors will be a current or previous PGRs (e.g. PhD, EdD, EdPsyD, ClinPsyD) or university staff who work directly with PGRs.  

Blogs will need to relate to postgraduate researchers, however this can be in any capacity, reflecting the breadth of postgraduate researcher experiences.  

You do not need to be an expert to contribute, we want to hear about all of your experiences, views and opinions of PGR life. 

Writing style & content

Contributions should be clear, succinct and for a general audience. Posts should generally be around 500 words but no more than 1,000 words in total (PGRs have enough to read already!).  

Themes

Research methods

Personal and professional development

Wellbeing

Mental health

Finance

Teaching

Impact, communication and engagement

Sports, fitness and social activity

Research culture & community

Careers

Probationary review

Publishing

Writing a thesis

Fieldwork & PGR Placements

Viva

University services

Beyond Postgraduate Research

PGR news

Submitting your Microsoft Form 

About you: Please include as much detail about yourself as you wish, ideally including a forename as minimum.  

Title: Please provide an engaging title for your post. 

Bio: Include a short biography, of no more than three sentences, explaining a little bit about yourself.   

Social Media Handles: If you wish, you can provide a photo of yourself to go alongside your bio and link your post to your Twitter or LinkedIn profiles.  

Themes: Please select at least one theme that your post fits in to, you can select more than one or you can select ‘other’ and specify an alternative theme.  

Your post:  

Write directly in the form or copy and paste your post from a word document.  

If you include any links to other webpages in your post, please make sure the link works once you have copied and pasted into the form.  

Editing and posting process  

1.   You submit your blog post on the Microsoft Form  

2.   All posts will be read by the blog managers. We will not edit the content, spelling or grammar so please make sure you have proof read your post before sending it to us.  

3.   We file your blog post and it is lined up to be published online.  Your blog may not be posted right away so please keep an eye out.

4.   We publish a blog post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – keep an eye out for your post, if you want to share your social media details when you submit the post, we will tag you in our posts.