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PhD in lockdown: my today-tomorrow thinking; my ever-changing research; and the Greenland Shark

Posted on 4 August 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Elin Arfon, School of Modern Languages Find Elin on Twitter @ElinArfon and LinkedIn I am a first year PhD student looking at plurilingualism and language learning. There are three […]

Making a research ‘Plan B’ during a pandemic

Posted on 21 July 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Katherine Parsons, Cardiff Business SchoolThe current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised a multitude of challenges in all aspects of our lives and the way we function as a […]

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

Posted on 2 July 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Victoria Falls viewed from Zambia. A case brought by Zambian farmers in UK courts could have international implications. FCG / shutterstock Sam Varvastian, School of Law and Politics A ruling […]

Charles Dickens: how the author’s life was fictionalised after his death

Posted on 16 June 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

A legend, even in his own lifetime: stamps to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth. Royal Mail/PA Archive/PA Images Lucy Whitehead, School of English, Communication and Philosophy When Charles […]

It’s English Language Day, but where exactly did the English language come from?

Posted on 23 April 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Ellen Bristow, School of English, Communication and PhilosophyFind Ellen on Twitter @E_Bristow1Language, viewed from any perspective, is the human ‘miracle tool’. It liberated us from our earliest ape ancestors, […]

Why don’t more care-experienced young people go to university?

Posted on 21 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is Care Day 2020 - the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This awareness day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the challenges […]

Images of Research 2019: A showcase of doctoral research at the highest standard

Posted on 17 December 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

On 10 December 2019, around 150 people gathered for the Doctoral Academy's sixth Images of Research event. Images of Research is one of our most popular annual events, and attracts […]

Pancreatic cancer wouldn’t be so deadly if we could just diagnose it earlier

Posted on 20 November 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Fluorescence microscopy image of the early stages of pancreatic cancer. Author provided William Hill, School of Biosciences Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to diagnose. The current prognosis for pancreatic cancer […]

How can we personalise treatments for patients with breast cancer?

Posted on 23 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here, Zoe Hudson from School of Medicine shares her research into the personalisation of breast cancer treatments. Cancer is not just one disease and […]

Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part two

Posted on 2 October 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 […]