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.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

CFP: GRADBritain

We are into a new academic year and autumn is here…it can only mean one thing - a new issue of GRADBritain! Feeling refreshed and motivated to take on the term ahead or are you feeling the PhD blues? How about writing about it in an article for GRADBritain. We are looking for articles of 800 words on ANYTHING PhD-related! Any pearls of wisdom or comments on the state of academia that you wish to share with your peers? We would love to hear from you!

The deadline for the autumn issue is October 1st. Please send your article in word-doc format to with the file saved under your own name.


Guidelines are available at:

To get a sense of the style and content of GRADBritain and to download previous issues please visit:

Also, we are keen to hear your opinions of GRADBritain. We have a very quick survey on our website

if you have time to spare please have a look and give us your feedback so we can work on making GRADBritain even better!

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