Post Graduate Researchers

Beech Trees in Spring Leaf: Cawdor Woods, The Highlands, Scotland
Beech Trees in Spring Leaf: Cawdor Woods, The Highlands, Scotland

We are an inclusive and welcoming committee who recognises the value of a multi generational committee. We have a long history of active and valued PGR/ECR committee members and hope new members find this PGR page useful. Please feel free to pass items of interest on to Aimee Morse our PGR committee member for consideration. We are also looking for a new PGR committee member to support our work. If interested please contact either Aimee or Megan Palmer-Abbs (Secretary) for information here

Call for Short articles: for further information click here 


More Blogs from our PhD candidates in rural geography – We have a new article from Niamh McHugh on The Digital Marketing of Rural Real Estate – Even More Important Post-Covid? See here

Hannah Budge [(Newcastle University) (but originally from our most northerly UK island, Shetland)] talks about women in farming through her PhD writing. See here for a short article on A PhD, a pandemic and the peripheral.

Click here to see our blog from PGR PhD Candidate: Théo Lenormand on Covid 19 Crisis Short part 3 – Short of Milk, Short of Cash

Click here to see our blog from our PhD Candidate Faye Shortland on Living cultural heritage within the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Previous Events

CCRI Winter School – Rurality in the 2020s. A new decade of rural scholarship?

University of Gloucestershire, 30th January 2020. The Event sought to upskill new researchers in an approachable and supportive environment in a number of ways and formats. For more information on this annual event follow the link.

Full details of the event can be found here                 

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See PGR Representative Aimee Morse’s feedback on the CCRI Winter School 2020 

The guiding themes being considered this year were:

* Socio-spatial Inequalities * Governance and Policies * Economic and technological Challenges * Quality of Life * Smart Villages

* Landscape Transitions * Rural Entrepreneurship * Agricultural Transformations * Rural Housing & Mobilities

An overview f the event can be found by clicking on the YouTube link below