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Aimee Morse, PhD Environmental Planning

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“I’m enjoying the opportunity to learn from so many others in the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI.

Whether our research is related or not, each conversation always yields interesting information! I’ve really enjoyed being part of such a close-knit community, both in the CCRI and with other postgraduates.

I’m designing my own research project. Though it can be a little stressful sometimes, having a chance to take my work where I want it to go, with the guidance of my supervisors, is really exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing where my research journey takes me in the next couple of years.

Every time I meet with my supervisors or other members of staff, their interest in my work and our discussions have supported me in developing my research proposal – and my confidence in being a researcher.”

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“The CCRI produces highly regarded research on a wide variety of rural issues.

Many of the staff have similar research interests to my own. When the opportunity arose to do a PhD here I knew it would be a fantastic chance to gain high quality research experience aided by knowledgeable, supportive supervisors.

I benefit from the CCRI’s staff experience every day – even now we’re all working from home! We have lots of conversations and I know I can send an email to anyone, at any time, if I have any questions or want to know more about anything in particular. Everyone’s guidance has been invaluable.”

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Our experts, researchers and students contribute to priority research areas aligned with global challenges, from health promotion to education’s ability to transform lives. We also work to protect the planet – you’ll be very welcome to get involved in our research into global warming, resource depletion, biodiversity loss and more.

“The high points of my time at UoG include conducting research for Natural England with farmers across England.

I was lucky enough to visit some wonderful places, and I’m grateful for all the conversations I had and contacts I made as a result of doing the research. I’ve also enjoyed having the chance to do contract research alongside developing my PhD project.

Gaining my PhD will hopefully reflect how passionate I am about the research I’m doing, but I’d say one of the best things about actually doing research is the opportunity to connect with people who work in a similar area to you – and so far I’ve had numerous chances to do so through attending conferences across the UK. I think making these connections throughout postgraduate study will prove invaluable in the future, as I’ll be able to approach people again to discuss further opportunities.”

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