Every month we hold an informal networking session for postgrad students. The next one is Monday 19th July at 7pm - come along and get to know the BSC Postgrad Committee and other fellow criminology postgrads. Of course, I say 'every month' as if this is a long running thing. The truth is that it … Continue reading Join Our Happy Hour!
Nick Gibbs reflects on his experience of this year's conference... As I write this, we’ve just waved goodbye to another wonderful conference hosted by the BSC, in conjunction with the Open University. For me, it’s been an event that has simultaneously felt entirely unprecedented and yet strangely comforting, given that it’s been the first time … Continue reading Some reflections on the BSC Conference 2021
Hello everyone, My name is Grace Gallacher and I am the new Chair of the committee. I am currently finishing up my PhD journey and I am passionate about helping others on their journey. I believe the PhD can be a very lonely and isolating journey, especially in the times of Covid-19 and current lockdowns. … Continue reading Welcome
by Rafe McGregor T: @detectingharm This is the first of a number of guest posts by Rafe McGregor, who is a senior lecturer in criminology at Edge Hill University, where he researches political violence, media and culture, and policing. He is the author of A Criminology of Narrative Fiction (2021) and Narrative Justice (2018) and … Continue reading Post-Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Post-Traumatic
Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte [Lottie] Herriott and I am the new Event Co-ordinator for the BSC Postgraduate Committee. I am currently in the final few months (I hope) of my PhD journey and it’s great to have been a part of the BSC postgraduate community throughout my doctoral studies. As a Committee we’re … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Lottie Herriott
My name is Liam Miles, and I am twenty-two years old. I came to Birmingham City University (BCU) in September 2017 to study an undergraduate degree in Criminology. In-between my second and third year, I took a sabbatical year out of my studies to work in the Student’s Union as Company Director and Vice President … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Liam Miles
Hi everyone, my name is Nick and I am a final year PhD student at Northumbria University alongside being the BSC Post-grad Liaison Officer (aka the guy who emails people). I started my doctoral studies back in October 2018 and (fingers crossed) will be submitting my thesis in August 2021. Within my PhD I examine … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Nick Gibbs
By Daniela Mradones-Bravo Introduction “Embarking on digital research will, potentially, place a researcher on less stable ground owing to the perceived newness of the terrain. This may cause doubt in the mind of the researcher. Doubts may also be manifested as scepticism or uncertainty on the part of a doctoral supervisory team or a university … Continue reading Doing e-fieldwork in Criminology: The pros and cons of doing online interviews
On Tuesday, 16th July 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the thought-provoking BSC Postgraduate Seminar day, ‘Thinking Differently about Harm’. Jayne Price’s earlier blog includes a summary of the topics covered during the seminar day. My blog post gives an alternative perspective on the event by reflecting on how the seminar influenced my understanding … Continue reading A day of zemiology: Reflections on the ‘thinking differently about harm’ seminar day
This month to celebrate the ESC 2019 in Ghent, we have asked postgraduate students to write blog posts about their experience. This is our very first one, please enjoy! and do get in touch if you would like to contribute! EuroCrim2019 by Ruwani Fernando Between the 18 and 21 of September 2019, the 19th Annual … Continue reading The Experiences of an International Conference.