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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]