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Plastic pollution: European farmland could be largest global reservoir of microplastics

Posted on 24 May 2022 by doctoral-academy-blog

James Lofty, School of Engineering (co-written with Pablo Ouro, University of Manchester and Valentine Muhawenimana, Cardiff University) Plastic particles smaller than 5mm (known as microplastics) are well-documented pollutants in ocean […]

Images of Research 2020: why you should contribute

Posted on 10 November 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Terry Laverty-Seabrook, Doctoral Academy Community Development and Engagement Officer, quotes from 2018 winners If you could tell a story about your research in one image, what would it be? […]

Images of Research 2019: what’s in it for you?

Posted on 30 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

If you could sum up your research in one image, what would it be? Entries are now open for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to submit an image that encapsulates their research, […]

Exploring patients’ experiences of eye injections for neovascular AMD

Posted on 30 July 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Did you know that AMD currently affects about 700,000 individuals in the UK? Statistical models have estimated that these numbers will rise to 3.8 million by 2050. But what exactly […]

Friends, digs and life lessons: thoughts on my PhD so far

Posted on 9 July 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Everyone's PhD journey is different, and we're excited to capture and celebrate this diversity of experience on our blog. In this post, Adelle Bricking, a 2nd year PhD student from […]

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2019

Posted on 10 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

At the start of 2019, 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 […]

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

Posted on 21 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Song_about_summer / shutterstock 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 […]

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 […]

PRES: Having your say on the student experience

Posted on 16 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Next week you will see an email about the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) arriving in your inbox. Here, Dr James Farror tells us why it’s so important that you […]

The Wandering Earth: why you need to see China’s latest sci-fi blockbuster

Posted on 25 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Wandering Earth poster. IMDB Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the […]