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Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part one

Posted on 18 September 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Are you just starting out on your PhD? It’s likely to be an exciting but also daunting time for you. Rest assured that nerves are totally normal! In this mini blog series, Kaisa Pankakoski, a postgraduate researcher at the School of Welsh, shares her top tips for a smoother research journey. Completing a PhD is
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Research, STEM

Looking beyond the horizon for new vaccine strategies against HIV-1 infection

Posted on 27 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

James Wheeldon, School of Medicine HIV/AIDS remains a global threat affecting 37.9 million In the developed world, HIV/AIDS is now effectively managed, to the point where patients who adhere to highly-active combined anti-retroviral therapy can live near-normal life expectancies. Nevertheless, Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) still remains a significant threat to life in many parts
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Research

Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being – new study

Posted on 21 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Emily Lowthian, School of Social Sciences, and Simon C Moore, Professor of Public Health Research, Co-Director of Crime and Security Research Institute and Director of Alcohol & Violence Research Group. We all know that the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs harms our own health. But many people are not aware that their use of
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Research

Mary Poppins’s magic could transform the Chinese cinema scene

Posted on 7 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture After 54 years, Mary Poppins has made a comeback in the aptly named sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. Grossing more than US$300m worldwide (so far) and now nominated for two Academy Awards it is fair to say that Disney has a hit on its hands. A quintessentially
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