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Juggling a PhD with family life

Posted on 14 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

A PhD is a huge undertaking that can sometimes seem all-consuming, however many PhD students are juggling their research with family life. On International Day of Families, Diana Waldron (PhD Student in the Welsh School of Architecture) shares her story. My partner and I had started to get ourselves and our lives ready to plan a
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Doctoral Academy Champions, PGR Journeys

Doctoral Academy Champions: Lucie Lévêque, Computer Science

Posted on 10 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, our Doctoral Academy Champions will be introducing themselves and their research. Our Champions are all current PhD students who have benefitted from involvement in Doctoral Academy activities, and with whom we are developing close links – learning from their experiences and giving them a voice within the University. In the
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A space for quiet study and community-building: the benefits of our Researchers’ Room

Posted on 30 April 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

The month of April marked the beginning of a new cohort of postgraduate researchers (PGRs) taking up their desk allocations in our dedicated writing-up space, the Researchers’ Room. One of the Doctoral Academy’s most prized provisions, the Researchers’ Room is a collegial space in the city centre, housed alongside our seminar rooms and offices in
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Why you should enter the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition – by someone who already has!

Posted on 18 April 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

So, tell me about your PhD…   Can you give a good answer in just three minutes? If you can it will help you in many different situations, from job interviews to family occasions. And it could even win you some money! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is a fun, fast-paced and enlightening event, whether you’re presenting or
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