The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Hello folks,

The date for my APG has just come through. I'm scared! Any tips or advice from those of you who have been through it?

Of course this means that I'm going to have to do some work, so I'm relying on everyone out there in the PhD community to keep this blog going while I'm otherwise disposed. :)

Amy x


Anna W said...

Hi Amy - I will hopefully be able to give you some tips after next wednesday as that's when I have got mine! At least you don't have a room full of geographers all eager to ask you difficult questions about theory.....Think of me next wednesday!! I would be very interested to hear what tips for keeping calm and giving a good presentation anyone else has!!

Attic said...

Thta's true - not sure how I'd deal with those geographers. ;) And of course we'll all be thinking of you. :) It's kind of like a rite of passage isn't it? Marks the transformation from enthusiastic newbie to hardened, cynical 'trooper'!