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Alzheimer’s is slowly giving up its secrets – and ‘risk genes’ are just one piece of the puzzle

Posted on 3 September 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

David Smart/ September is World Alzheimer's Month - an annual international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here, Anna Burt (School of Medicine) tells us […]

Public engagement on a boat – how one PhD student shared her research at the Eisteddfod

Posted on 21 August 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important aspect of any research journey. Many of our PhD students got involved in this year's National Eisteddfod - from demonstrating miniature wind turbines to chatting about […]

From researcher to supervisor: my experience of mentoring a sixth form student

Posted on 18 July 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step into your supervisor’s shoes? For the past three years, Cardiff University has been inviting sixth form pupils onto campus to get […]

Are you a good leader? The importance of leadership skills in the PhD

Posted on 27 June 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

When considering the skills needed to complete the PhD, leadership might not be the first word that springs to mind. However, chances are you’re already practising leadership skills without realising […]

Beating plastic pollution: what we’re doing to help

Posted on 5 June 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Did you know today is World Environment Day? A day where well over 100 countries and millions of people across the world drive environmental change. Since 1974, World Environment Day […]

Why you should enter the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition – by someone who already has!

Posted on 18 April 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

So, tell me about your PhD…   Can you give a good answer in just three minutes? If you can it will help you in many different situations, from job interviews to […]