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PhD in lockdown: my today-tomorrow thinking; my ever-changing research; and the Greenland Shark

Posted on 4 August 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Elin Arfon, School of Modern Languages Find Elin on Twitter @ElinArfon and LinkedIn I am a first year PhD student looking at plurilingualism and language learning. There are three things that I would like to share with you, which have helped me navigate my PhD through lockdown: my today-tomorrow thinking; seeing my research as
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PGR Journeys, Research

Making a research ‘Plan B’ during a pandemic

Posted on 21 July 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Katherine Parsons, Cardiff Business School The current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised a multitude of challenges in all aspects of our lives and the way we function as a society, as well as how we conduct our research projects. I am one of many doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who have had to completely
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Research

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

Posted on 2 July 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Sam Varvastian, School of Law and Politics A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas. The April 2019 decision, in a case brought by a group of Zambian farmers against a London-based mining firm, establishes that UK parent companies can be held liable under
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Research

Charles Dickens: how the author’s life was fictionalised after his death

Posted on 16 June 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Lucy Whitehead, School of English, Communication and Philosophy When Charles Dickens died on June 9 1870, newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic framed his loss as an event of national and international mourning. They pointed to the fictional characters Dickens had created as a key part of his artistic legacy, writing how “we have
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