Tag Archives: PhD student

PhD summer school experience – supportive, inspiring and most of all, fun

Published on: Author: Ian MacNeill

by Ian MacNeill, a 3rd year PhD student in the Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations research programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Ian is investigating the potential for sport-based interventions to support the resettlement and desistance of young prison leavers. You can follow him on Twitter: @IanAlexanderMac Last… Continue reading

Policy, Research, and Internships – a Real World View

Published on: Author: Lauren Elise White

Organised by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), internships can offer a real insight in to the workings of government and the application of research. Two more PhD students at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Lauren Elsie White and Karl Ferguson, recently spent three months with the Scottish Government. Both… Continue reading

Data, Government, and a Little Bit of Cake – My Internship Story

Published on: Author: Megan Yates

Unit PhD student Megan Yates is in her third year of her postgraduate studies and recently worked at the Scottish Government as part of an internship organised through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Megan explains her experience working alongside analysts working at the heart of government. In September I returned to my PhD… Continue reading

Being a PhD Student

Published on: Author: Ian MacNeill

At the start of the year many are considering the benefits of further study and embarking on a career in research. PhD Student Ian MacNeill, who has just completed his first year with the Unit, reflects on his experiences to offer some advice. By Ian MacNeill, PhD student, researching how interventions delivered by football charities… Continue reading