Date and Time
3rd Sep 2014 13:00 –– 5th Sep 2014 13:00
Kindrogan Field Studies Centre, Blairgowrie

Kindrogan is residential field course which all Scottish Human Geography PhD students are expected to attend at the end of their first year (end of second year students are also invited). This year it will take place in September, from lunchtime on Wednesday the 3rd to lunchtime on Friday the 5th.

Kindrogan is a field centre beside Pitlochry in Perthshire; a beautiful part of the world. The annual field course in Kindrogan is something of an institution and has been running for many years, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and the respective departments. It is a training event for the Scottish Graduate School's Human Geography pathway.

What is in it for you?

  • You get to meet and interact with c.40 PhD students representing the best of human geography research in Scotland (the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and St Andrews participate).
  • It is a great opportunity to network with staff from these institutions; normally two from each department attend. - We have a really interesting keynote this year, Helen Macdonald, ex-academic historian of science at Cambridge, who now writes creative non-fiction; she will have some great tips for those interested in writing for wider audiences.
  • Each academic member of staff presents an informal training session on a topic of their choice (topics will include, for instance, using social media in research, the importance of impact) providing a great opportunity for you to enhance your human geography-specific transferrable skills.
  • There will also be panel discussions and a mock viva where staff members will act out a series of different role-play activities.
  • You'™ll get to see some of the Perthshire area and enjoy a few days away from your department, in good company, and get to find out more about the range of human geography research going on in Scotland.

Attending Kindrogan is free for you, and transport will be organised by your respective departments.


For any questions, please contact Louise Reid


To register please go to the eventbrite page.  

Last updated 11 Jul 2014 1:05pm