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Public Engagement, Research

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 loved ones across households. However, separation from loved ones is not new. From at least the 18th century, people have been communicating at a distance to
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Public Engagement, Research, STEM

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 a world leader sending the wrong signals through their travel choices. Rather than being the only practical choice, or an oversight, taking the plane appeared
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Humanities, PGR Journeys, Research, Success Stories, Working from home

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 this journey. Rather, it was a series of smaller, more modest fireworks, the kind you might hear coming from your neighbour’s garden, but that you
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Events, Public Engagement, Research

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 by the panel of judges, but by the public, reflective of the value that public engagement and outreach bring to research. Below, the 2020’s People’s
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