PGR Journeys

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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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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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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