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Are you a good leader? The importance of leadership skills in the PhD

Posted on 27 June 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

When considering the skills needed to complete the PhD, leadership might not be the first word that springs to mind. However, chances are you’re already practising leadership skills without realising it. Here, John Steele (Head of Training & Development, Skills Development Service) tells us why leadership skills are incredibly useful to the PhD, and what
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Beating plastic pollution: what we’re doing to help

Posted on 5 June 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Did you know today is World Environment Day? A day where well over 100 countries and millions of people across the world drive environmental change. Since 1974, World Environment Day has raised awareness and sought action on issues such as marine pollution, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Across Cardiff University there is a wealth
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Conferences, Funding, Success Stories

New friends, CV points and a welcome break from research. Why you should organise a conference!

Posted on 30 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Have you ever considered organising a conference? Did you know it can help you develop the transferable skills that will make you more attractive to employers? In April, we hosted our annual Breaking Boundaries student-led conference for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Here, we catch up with Archaeology PGR Adelle
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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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