Happy New Year, all! I hope you have had a good break over the Christmas period and a productive start to 2015! This post is a reminder about the ongoing ‘Thesis of the Month’ project and an introduction to the new ‘Vlog’ initiative for postgraduate members.
Following the success of last year, the PG ‘Thesis of the Month’ will be continuing in its usual form and I warmly invite all PG members who would like to write a post for us to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Thesis of the Month’ posts should be no more than 500 words – so nothing too strenuous! – and should attempt to introduce your PhD or MA projects in an informal and engaging way. If you haven’t blogged before, or would like some advice on how to start your post, please contact me and I’ll be happy to send you some guidelines and tips. Do make sure to have a look at the previous ‘Thesis of the Month’ posts to get an idea of what others have written, too. Writing for the WiGS blog is a good opportunity to introduce your research to a wider audience and it’s a great way for us to promote the diverse and exciting projects our PG members are involved with.
If anyone is feeling particularly adventurous and would like to get involved with the new ‘Vlog’ project, please get in touch! For those of you who were not at the conference in November, ‘Vlogging’, or ‘video blogging’, is an approach that has the potential to enhance the WiGS blog even further, making it a more visual and dynamic forum. Working together with PG members, I would like to create short videos that explore either an interesting aspect of their PhD or MA research, an overview of their current projects, or even a related side-project that lends itself to visual representation.
The first installment of the vlog series will be going live on the WiGS blog mid-Feb, and if anyone is would like to hear more about the process, email me at the above address.
I look forward to hearing from PG members about their research and working with you all on this new and exciting project!