Granite is the first postgraduate interdisciplinary journal of Aberdeen University. The journal has been established by students for students.

This open access journal is designed to give postgraduate students of the University of Aberdeen a place to publish their work and to provide them with experience of the publishing process.

The members of the editorial team will have the opportunity to organize symposiums and become active on the review and editorial levels of Granite journal.

Any postgraduate student who wish to submit a paper or be a member of the editorial board will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal.Interested participants should email the Journal editor through


Registration open for Granite Symposium 2021

The Granite Symposium 2021 will take place virtually on Friday 22nd October 2021 between 10am-3.45pm with a theme of Engaging the Public: Past, Present and Future. This interdisciplinary Symposium aims to promote research conducted by PhD and Master’s students at the University of Aberdeen and inspire postgraduate students with talks on the various aspects of engaging the public in research.

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Call for Papers

The past few years have seen pressing topics discussed by the public on an unprecedented and global scale. People have relied on science, statistics, and numerous other disciplines to inform their choices as they attempt to navigate diverse issues and crises. From epidemiology to economics, safe distancing to the Spanish Flu, people around the world have wanted to know not just what to do, but why action was needed. As we move forward, the role of the expert continues to be of importance as the world seeks guidance through altered landscapes: in work, life, health and our physical environment. Does your research involve public engagement? Are you investigating a past public response, perhaps to science or government policy? Or maybe your work will one day be applied in a public setting? In whatever way your research intersects with ‘Engaging the Public’, Granite Symposium 2021 is looking for your paper. Postgraduate students are invited to submit an essay, review, analysis, or report around this topic. The chosen topic may or may not be related to your postgraduate research, and queries are welcome. Collaborative submissions are also welcome.

Open to submissions from all disciplines. All presenters will have their research published in the Symposium edition of Granite and we will be asking that they submit an article version in addition to presenting their paper at the virtual Granite Symposium on 22nd October 2021.

Deadline for manuscript submission is the 1st October 2021.

Papers are limited to 2000-2500 words excluding abstract, tables, figures and their descriptions and references. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. Each presentation should last for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Interested participants should email the Journal co-editors at to express interest and obtain the journal’s template. Please get in touch if you have any additional questions.

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Volume 5, Issue 1:2021

1.   Fallenness and Freedom, Toudic, pp. 1-6

2.   Transcending the Label, Black, pp. 7-12

3.   Is There a Stable Relationship between Money Supply and Price Level, Zhao, pp. 13-18

4.   Right or No Right to Peaceful Assembly, Okwori, pp. 19-26

Volume 4, Issue 1:2020 - Towards a Sustainable Society

 Exploring beyond the green economy spectrum, Flood, pp. 1-9

Towards a Progressive Discourse on Climate Action and Sustainability, Yeboah, pp. 10-18

The Afforestation of upland slopes in the United Kingdon a food security threat or environmental opportunity. Reilly, pp. 19-26 

How social distancing has renewed our love for nature, and what it means for a sustainable future, Baillie, pp. 27-36

Work-Life Balance of Women Employees, Alqahtani, pp. 37-42

Volume 3, Issue 2: 2019 - Gender Issues and How They Affect Human Lives

Gender Issues and How They Affect Human Lives

Editorial Introduction to Special issue on Gender issues and how they affect human lives, Bodunrin, pp 1-5

Small Steps, Loud Voices The Fight for Equal Education in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Black, pp 6-11

Hysterical Women Pain Bias and Epistemic Injustice in Medicine, Macphee, pp 12-19

Walayah (Guardianship) The Authority Over A Woman’s Choice in Marriage, Farooq, pp 20-27

Gendered Bodies and Power Dynamics The Relation between Toxic Masculinity and Sexual Harassment, Wikstrom, pp 28-33

Barriers to Women's Leadership, Alqahtani, pp 34-41

Accounting for gender inequalities in the UK workplace; regulations and corporate disclosures, Tagoe, pp 42-52

Digitisation and women in the workforce Exploring the impact of the gig economy on female ‘participation’, Adebiyi, pp 53-65

The Huge Improvement in the Status of Women in China since 1949, Hongie, pp 66-72


Volume 3, Issue 1: 2019

Research in Modern Society:  Addressing Global Challenges

Editorial Research in Modern Society Addressing Global Challenges, Bodunrin, pp 1-3

The phenomenon of work and non-work boundaries in the Age of Information, Rubio, pp 4-13

Past financial crises and early signal of future occurrence, Shobande, pp 14-21

Multi-scale FEA-based reliability analysis framework for FRP composites, Omairey, pp 22-28

Volume 2, Issue 2: 2018

Migration of Asylum seekers and refugees

A Gaze beyond Categories Who Are those Refugees and Migrants Anyway, Moderbacher, pp 1-8.pdf

Necropolitics in Refugee Governance, Wallace, pp 9-17.pdf

Alan Kurdi a Frame of the Migration Crisis, Bodunrin, pp 18-24.pdf

Migration Dilemma Security versus Humanitarian Nexus, Nijaim,  pp 25-32.pdf

Volume 2, Issue 1: 2018

Special issue: 2nd Granite Postgraduate Symposium Proceedings - Between using and abusing our planet

Editorial - Introduction, Despina Yiakoumi & Simone Haarbosch, Page 1 - 3

Undertaking research at the interface between disciplines: questions of purpose, method, and possibilities, Dr. Laura Colucci-Gray, Page 4 - 15

A New Veganism: How Climate Change Has Created More Vegans, Leanne Cooper, Page 16 -  24

The Challenges of Climate Change to Energy Transitions Research, Kathryn Wolfley, Page 15 - 30

Breaking Bread or Being Broken by Bread?, Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Stiff, Page 31 - 37

Volume 1: 2017

Editorial, Granite: Introductory editorial, Haley R. French, Andrew S. Maclaren, p. 1-4Ed


Issue 1: 1st Granite Postgraduate Symposium- Engaging the Intersections of Humanity and Technology Proceedings

Editorial, Introduction, Claire Hein Blanton, p. 5-6

The Judgments We Make: Justice in a Digitized World, Michael Morellip, 7-10

The Era of Big Data:A Big Change to Human Interaction, Aliyu Usman Ahmad, p. 11-13

The Use of Technology for Further Consideration of a Standing Stone Circle, Nicolle Sturdevant, p. 14-19

The Rise and Fall of Vaporwave: Resistance and Sublimation in on-line Counter-Cultures, Paul Fleetwood  p. 20-23


Issue 2: School of Geosciences 2016 Postgraduate Conference Proceedings

Sequence stratigraphic controls of clastic dia-genesis: Preliminary studies of analogue res-ervoirs from the Salton Trough, San Joaquin Basin, California

Sunday E. Okunuwadje, p. 24-25


Issue 3: Northeast Postgraduate History Conference Papers

The Heathen Hereafter

Naval Organisation and Royal Power in Twelfth Century Denmark

Artificial Gods: Yhe Text - Consciousness of Prophetic Charcters in Laxdeola Saga

Iceland’s ‘Foreign Bishops’ and the Icelanders, Michael Frost