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Plastic pollution: European farmland could be largest global reservoir of microplastics

Posted on 24 May 2022 by doctoral-academy-blog

James Lofty, School of Engineering (co-written with Pablo Ouro, University of Manchester and Valentine Muhawenimana, Cardiff University) Plastic particles smaller than 5mm (known as microplastics) are well-documented pollutants in ocean […]

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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is back. What’s in it for you?

Posted on 26 April 2022 by doctoral-academy-blog

On 14 June 2022 we will be hosting the eighth annual Cardiff heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, and we’re excited to say it will be taking place […]

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“Fascinating, beautiful, inspiring”: Images of Research 2021 winners offer their thoughts on this flagship event

Posted on 12 January 2022 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Terry Laverty-Seabrook, Doctoral Academy Community Development and Engagement Officer, quotes from 2021 winners Telling the story of your research in a single image Each year Images of Research presents […]

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‘Incredible creativity’: Images of Research 2021 Doctoral Academy roundup

Posted on 15 December 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Terry Laverty-Seabrook, Doctoral Academy Community Development and Engagement Officer Between 6-10 December 2021, the Doctoral Academy’s second online Images of Research event took place across Twitter and Facebook. Images of […]

 

Images of Research 2021: find out why you should enter this prestigious competition

Posted on 5 November 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Terry Laverty-Seabrook, Doctoral Academy Community Development and Engagement Officer, quotes from 2020 winners How would you tell the story of your research in an image? We are now accepting […]

Extremophiles: resilient microorganisms that help us understand our past – and future

Posted on 16 August 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Jaz L Millar, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences In the infamous words of Jurassic Park consultant Dr Ian Malcolm, “life finds a way”. In the depths of the ocean, in […]

What one Georgian family can teach us about writing letters in the age of Zoom

Posted on 13 July 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Rachel Smith, School of English, Communication and Philosophy The pandemic has led to a huge increase in how often we use video calls (especially Zoom) to contact family, friends and […]

How world leaders’ high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action

Posted on 21 June 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Steve Westlake, School of Psychology When UK prime minister Boris Johnson took a one-hour flight to Cornwall for the G7 summit, he was criticised for being the latest example of […]

Finishing my PhD (in the midst of a global pandemic)

Posted on 15 February 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Julie Primon, School of English, Communication and Philosophy The end of my PhD was not the big fireworks display I would have expected, long ago, when I embarked on […]

The People’s Choice – Images of Research 2020

Posted on 25 January 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Nilsu Erkul, PGR in Welsh School of Architecture, Winner of the Images of Research 2020 'People's Choice' award The Images of Research 'People's Choice' award is award conferred, not […]