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Extremophiles: resilient microorganisms that help us understand our past – and future

Posted on 16 August 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Jaz L Millar, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences In the infamous words of Jurassic Park consultant Dr Ian Malcolm, “life finds a way”. In the depths of the ocean, in […]

What one Georgian family can teach us about writing letters in the age of Zoom

Posted on 13 July 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Rachel Smith, School of English, Communication and Philosophy The pandemic has led to a huge increase in how often we use video calls (especially Zoom) to contact family, friends and […]

How world leaders’ high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action

Posted on 21 June 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

Steve Westlake, School of Psychology When UK prime minister Boris Johnson took a one-hour flight to Cornwall for the G7 summit, he was criticised for being the latest example of […]

Finishing my PhD (in the midst of a global pandemic)

Posted on 15 February 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Julie Primon, School of English, Communication and Philosophy The end of my PhD was not the big fireworks display I would have expected, long ago, when I embarked on […]

The People’s Choice – Images of Research 2020

Posted on 25 January 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Nilsu Erkul, PGR in Welsh School of Architecture, Winner of the Images of Research 2020 'People's Choice' award The Images of Research 'People's Choice' award is award conferred, not […]

A stunning online exhibition: doctoral research ‘on display’ for Images of Research 2020

Posted on 4 January 2021 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Terry Laverty-Seabrook, Doctoral Academy Community Development and Engagement Officer, quotes from 2020 winners The Doctoral Academy’s annual Images of Research (IoR) event is normally a highly popular, engaging face-to-face […]

Coronavirus nanoscience: the tiny technologies tackling a global pandemic

Posted on 9 October 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Josh Davies, School of Chemistry The world-altering coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to be just 60 nanometres to 120 nanometres in size. This is so mind bogglingly small that you […]

Social distancing is making public transport worse for the environment than cars – here’s how to fix it

Posted on 16 September 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Travelerpix/Shutterstock Thomas Woolley, Lecturer at School of Mathematics, and Joshua Moore, Lucy Henley, and Timothy Ostler, PhD students at School of Mathematics. During lockdown, travel restrictions caused car and public […]

The power of following your heart: A PhD journey

Posted on 1 September 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Every PhD journey is different, and here at the Doctoral Academy Blog we aim to bring you a wide range of stories that reflect the diversity of the PhD experience. […]

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 […]