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Careers

Focus on Careers

Posted on 26 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

There are many benefits that you can accrue by undertaking a research degree, but one of the most important relates to your employability. Put simply, a research degree can open the door to a variety of fulfilling careers, both within and outside of higher education. As a postgraduate researcher, you’re also likely to have higher
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Public Engagement, STEM

The importance of public engagement (and how you can get involved!)

Posted on 25 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair) tells us how PhD students can get involved with the CITER portfolio of scientific interactive outreach activities and enthuse the next generation!
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Research

Why don’t more care-experienced young people go to university?

Posted on 21 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is Care Day 2020 – the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This awareness day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by young people in care, and the improvements that should be made. Here, Gemma Allnatt from School of Social Sciences, looks at the issues
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PGR Journeys

Should you do a placement during your PhD?

Posted on 21 January 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Have you thought about doing a placement during your PhD? It might feel like a big undertaking during such a busy period of your life. However, the right placement could really help to enhance your PhD experience. Alex Willcox (a South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership-funded PhD student based at Bristol University) recently completed a
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