School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Phd students visit the Burn Retreat

Research students in the School recently enjoyed a weekend away to the Burn in Aberdeenshire (Published 28 April 2015).

PhD students at the Burn retreat
PhD students at the Burn retreat

Staff and doctoral students travelled to the Burn, a beautiful late-eighteenth-century country house near Edzell for a residential retreat.


Over three days from 17-19 April the group introduced their research, discussed some of the successes and challenges of PhD life and shared some practical advice on research and writing.


Above all, the retreat provided a chance to relax for a few days in pleasant surroundings and in the company of like-minded academics.


Student perspective

Doctoral student, Sarah Cassidy, gives her thoughts on the weekend.

Student perspective on the Burn retreat trip