University of St Andrews

Advanced training weekend for DGSD PhD students

Friday 27 September 2013

A number of DGSD PhD students and two staff members (Mike Kesby and Louise Reid) travelled to the annual Scottish Universities Human Geography training weekend at Kindrogan Field Centre in Perthshire.

Kindrogan uniquely brings together students and staff from geography departments across Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews) to facilitate collaboration between students in these different departments, allowing for an enhanced development of skills and knowledge. Kindrogan events are seen as a platform for training about techniques, methods, and theoretical approaches in geographical research, as well as an arena for participants to discuss and reflect upon their own research. An unusually warm September weekend made for an especially enjoyable event this year, and meant that the DGSD contingent left energised and ready to put into practice some of the hints, tips and ideas discussed in the numerous sessions. Thanks to the organisers, Ed Hall (Dundee) and Fraser MacDonald (Edinburgh).