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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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MS and the PhD

Posted on 28 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is World MS Day – a day which aims to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and bring together those who are living with the condition to share their stories. MS is a neurological condition that affects the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord causing a range of symptoms such as problems with balance, vision
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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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