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Working from home

Working from home? Here are our top tips.

Posted on 24 March 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Has the current situation left you with no other option but to work from home – perhaps for the first time ever? It can be a really challenging adjustment but rest assured that you are far from alone. Here, Doctoral Academy Officer Dr James Farror shares his top tips for making the transition from office
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Careers

Focus on Careers

Posted on 26 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

There are many benefits that you can accrue by undertaking a research degree, but one of the most important relates to your employability. Put simply, a research degree can open the door to a variety of fulfilling careers, both within and outside of higher education. As a postgraduate researcher, you’re also likely to have higher
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Public Engagement, STEM

The importance of public engagement (and how you can get involved!)

Posted on 25 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair) tells us how PhD students can get involved with the CITER portfolio of scientific interactive outreach activities and enthuse the next generation!
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Research

Why don’t more care-experienced young people go to university?

Posted on 21 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is Care Day 2020 – the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This awareness day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by young people in care, and the improvements that should be made. Here, Gemma Allnatt from School of Social Sciences, looks at the issues
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