Turning internships into blog posts and friendship into teamwork…

…by Lila / History of Art & English Literature Student / 2015-2019 In June 2018, I started an internship with ISG as an ‘Academic Blogging Intern’. Despite my work being primarily centred around writing help resources and testing our blogging service, reactions to my job title were usually led by an inquisitive ‘ooooo, so you … More Turning internships into blog posts and friendship into teamwork…

Happy Hogmany!…

…by Jana / from Germany / studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange as part of ERASMUS+ After Christmas, I came back to a quiet Edinburgh. Winter break here means an abandoned campus, free choice of seat in your favourite coffee shop and an empty hallway in my usually busy twelve people apartment. I … More Happy Hogmany!…

“Welcome” is…

…by Jana / from Germany / studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange as part of ERASMUS+ …much more than a word. It is a feeling. Filled with excitement and the thrill of a new beginning. It’s being invited. Invited to come and stay and to share your story. It means being allowed to … More “Welcome” is…

INSAR Strikes Back…

…by Bérengère / from France / PhD Psychiatry / 5th Year Last year I attended my 1st big international conference, INSAR, and it left me ever-so-slightly traumatised (read more about it here). Now brace yourself for INSAR 2, the return of INSAR, INSAR strikes back. Well the good news is, it gets better! Overall, I … More INSAR Strikes Back…

How to grow happy researchers: From kindness bubbles to bright ideas…

…by Bérengère / from France / PhD Psychiatry / 5th Year Sometimes I still can’t believe how lucky I am to be working with such wonderful people. From my team mates (who once organised a chocolate hunt just for me around my office) to my supervisors (who gave me the sunniest desk of the whole … More How to grow happy researchers: From kindness bubbles to bright ideas…