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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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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My PhD Journey: Dr Emma Yhnell

Posted on 8 March 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, we will be documenting the PhD journeys of some of our alumni, and finding out where they are now. On International Women’s Day it’s fitting to start the series with a woman who is doing pioneering research at Cardiff University, in a sector where women are still underrepresented. Dr
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Welcome to the Doctoral Academy Blog

Posted on 26 February 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Thanks for visiting the Doctoral Academy Blog. Our Vision is to foster a community of employable Postgraduate Researchers branded by research excellence, who will become national and international ambassadors for Cardiff University whilst following fulfilling careers. In order to foster this community, we want to encourage PGRs to come together both physically and virtually. We have created
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