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Friends, digs and life lessons: thoughts on my PhD so far

Posted on 9 July 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Everyone’s PhD journey is different, and we’re excited to capture and celebrate this diversity of experience on our blog. In this post, Adelle Bricking, a 2nd year PhD student from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, shares some memories and lessons from her PhD journey so far. I am going to get this down
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Events, PGR Journeys, Training

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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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Posted on 10 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Earlier this year, we challenged postgraduate researchers from across the University to present their research in just three minutes and with only one slide. Cardiff University has taken part in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for the last five years, and this year saw our highest level of interest to date. In the
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Research, STEM

22q11.2 deletion: the most common syndrome you have never heard of

Posted on 4 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Natali_Mis/www.shutterstock.com Hayley Moulding, School of Medicine You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that 22q11.2 was a postcode or password. My guess is you wouldn’t have thought it was the most prevalent syndrome of its kind. So let’s talk about “22q”. Everyone has 23 pairs of chromosomes – that’s 46 all together. Chromosomes are made of
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