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Images of Research 2019: what’s in it for you?

Posted on 30 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Jadine Lewis, Doctoral Academy Marketing & Communications Officer If you could sum up your research in one image, what would it be? Entries are now open for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to submit an image that encapsulates their research, and we can’t wait to see yours! On Tuesday 10 December 2019 we will be displaying
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Why you should get involved in teaching

Posted on 29 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Dr Afia Ahmed, Doctoral Academy Officer Undertaking teaching during your doctoral studies is a great way to develop many transferrable skills such as communication, creativity, problem solving and time management to name a few. Whether or not you plan to stay in higher education after your PhD, the skills you develop through teaching will
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Research, STEM

How can we personalise treatments for patients with breast cancer?

Posted on 23 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here, Zoe Hudson from School of Medicine shares her research into the personalisation of breast cancer treatments. Cancer is not just one disease and nor is breast cancer. Different cells in the breast can divide in an uncontrolled way and the tumours those cells produce develop lots of different
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Mental Health, PGR Journeys, Public Engagement, Research, Training, Wellbeing

Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part two

Posted on 2 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Are you just starting out on your PhD? It’s likely to be an exciting but also daunting time for you. Rest assured that nerves are totally normal! In this mini blog series, Kaisa Pankakoski, a postgraduate researcher at the School of Welsh, shares her top tips for a smoother research journey. Read part one here! Completing a
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