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Climate change: yes, your individual action does make a difference

Posted on 21 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Steve Westlake, School of Psychology What can we do in the face of the climate emergency? Many say we should drive less, fly less, eat less meat. But others argue that personal actions like this are a pointless drop in the ocean when set against the huge systemic changes that are required to prevent devastating global warming.
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Blogging and the PhD

Posted on 14 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Have you ever thought about setting up your own blog? It’s a great way to practise your communication and public engagement skills, as well as boosting your public profile. It can also be a fun and creative way to achieve a good work-life balance. Here, Charlotte Babb, School of Psychology, tells us how she manages
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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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Mary Owen: Murderer, mistress, misunderstood?

Posted on 29 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Elizabeth Howard, School of History, Archaeology & Religion@LizhiHoward One of the great rewards of undertaking historical research is finding evidence that challenges previous assumptions. As a historian who works on gender, this is something I often encounter, both while researching and when teaching. My thesis is about women’s experience of crime in Wales c. 1542
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