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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Should you go on a writing retreat?

Posted on 17 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Do you struggle to find the time and motivation to get going with your writing? It can be difficult to find the right time and environment in which to write productively. That’s why the Doctoral Academy offers residential writers’ retreats, providing you with an intensive writing environment for the final stages of your doctoral research.
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MS and the PhD

Posted on 28 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is World MS Day – a day which aims to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and bring together those who are living with the condition to share their stories. MS is a neurological condition that affects the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord causing a range of symptoms such as problems with balance, vision
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Helping to rebuild lives after stroke

Posted on 7 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Last week saw the launch of the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple. Here, Alex Smith from the School of Medicine tells us how he aims to improve the ways in which stroke survivors can share their experiences and outcomes. A few weeks ago the Stroke Association unveiled its first ever TV
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