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Juggling a PhD with family life

Posted on 14 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

A PhD is a huge undertaking that can sometimes seem all-consuming, however many PhD students are juggling their research with family life. On International Day of Families, Diana Waldron (PhD Student […]

Doctoral Academy Champions: Lucie Lévêque, Computer Science

Posted on 10 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, our Doctoral Academy Champions will be introducing themselves and their research. Our Champions are all current PhD students who have benefitted from involvement in Doctoral […]

A space for quiet study and community-building: the benefits of our Researchers’ Room

Posted on 30 April 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

The month of April marked the beginning of a new cohort of postgraduate researchers (PGRs) taking up their desk allocations in our dedicated writing-up space, the Researchers’ Room. One of […]

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 […]

Working to improve the PhD environment and training

Posted on 11 April 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

The Doctoral Academy is pleased to welcome Sally Blake as Head of Training and Environment. Her role is pivotal in creating an environment that supports PGRs to succeed, both during […]

Improving your employability: the value of internships

Posted on 27 March 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

As any recent graduate will be able to tell you, the current job market is more competitive than it has ever been. The good news is that, as a postgraduate […]

My PhD Journey: Dr Emma Yhnell

Posted on 8 March 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, we will be documenting the PhD journeys of some of our alumni, and finding out where they are now. On International Women's Day it's […]

Working to improve mental health provision for postgraduate researchers

Posted on 27 February 2018 by James Farror

You’ll no doubt be aware that today is an important day in Wales, being the national celebration of our patron saint, St David. What you probably aren’t aware is that […]

Welcome to the Doctoral Academy Blog

Posted on 26 February 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Thanks for visiting the Doctoral Academy Blog. Our Vision is to foster a community of employable Postgraduate Researchers branded by research excellence, who will become national and international ambassadors for […]