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Four ways people stuck at home became armchair naturalists during lockdown

Posted on 19 August 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Rebecca Young and Jordan Patrick Cuff, School of Biosciences Who could have imagined that being confined to our homes would bring so many people closer to nature? With one-third of […]

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 […]

Staying productive during lockdown

Posted on 30 April 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Nadine Leder, Postgraduate Researcher at Cardiff Business School.Do you find it difficult to get things done during lockdown? Here are some tips to help you to stay productive, happy […]

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, […]

Working from home? Here are our top tips.

Posted on 24 March 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Has the current situation left you with no other option but to work from home - perhaps for the first time ever? It can be a really challenging adjustment but […]

Focus on Careers

Posted on 26 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

There are many benefits that you can accrue by undertaking a research degree, but one of the most important relates to your employability. Put simply, a research degree can open […]

The importance of public engagement (and how you can get involved!)

Posted on 25 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for […]