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Why don’t more care-experienced young people go to university?

Posted on 21 February 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Today is Care Day 2020 - the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This awareness day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the challenges […]

Pancreatic cancer wouldn’t be so deadly if we could just diagnose it earlier

Posted on 20 November 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Fluorescence microscopy image of the early stages of pancreatic cancer. Author provided William Hill, School of Biosciences Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to diagnose. The current prognosis for pancreatic cancer […]

Why you should get involved in teaching

Posted on 29 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Dr Afia Ahmed, Doctoral Academy Officer Undertaking teaching during your doctoral studies is a great way to develop many transferrable skills such as communication, creativity, problem solving and time […]

How can we personalise treatments for patients with breast cancer?

Posted on 23 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here, Zoe Hudson from School of Medicine shares her research into the personalisation of breast cancer treatments. Cancer is not just one disease and […]

Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part two

Posted on 2 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Are you just starting out on your PhD? It’s likely to be an exciting but also daunting time for you. Rest assured that nerves are totally normal! In this mini […]

Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part one

Posted on 18 September 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Are you just starting out on your PhD? It's likely to be an exciting but also daunting time for you. Rest assured that nerves are totally normal! In this mini […]

Mary Poppins’s magic could transform the Chinese cinema scene

Posted on 7 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns. (c) 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture After 54 years, Mary […]

Should you go on a writing retreat?

Posted on 17 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Do you struggle to find the time and motivation to get going with your writing? It can be difficult to find the right time and environment in which to write […]

22q11.2 deletion: the most common syndrome you have never heard of

Posted on 4 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Natali_Mis/www.shutterstock.com Hayley Moulding, School of Medicine You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that 22q11.2 was a postcode or password. My guess is you wouldn’t have thought it was the most […]

Helping to rebuild lives after stroke

Posted on 7 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Last week saw the launch of the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple. Here, Alex Smith from the School of Medicine tells us how he aims to […]