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Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Posted on 20 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Shzphoto/Shutterstock Rebecca Windemer (School of Geography and Planning) Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But, due […]

Does everyone have a say in heritage? – Observations from the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Biennale Conference

Posted on 30 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Lui Tam, Welsh School of Architecture It is becoming evident that heritage is being studied by scholars from almost the entire spectrum of academic disciplines. Moreover, not only is […]

Your place in your Union: supporting PGRs through the SU

Posted on 23 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Jake Smith, VP Postgraduate Guest post by Jake Smith, Vice President Postgraduate Students @PostgradCSU It's fair to say the experience of studying as a postgraduate researcher is very different to […]

British film has a golden opportunity in Chinese video on demand

Posted on 15 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Home theatre. BPTU/Shutterstock China has the highest number of video on demand users in the world. Here, Hiu Man Chan (School of Journalism, Media and Culture) tells us why exporting […]

Could diagnosing sepsis be as easy as using a pregnancy test?

Posted on 1 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Nanorice: A still from the Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Overview video. What if diagnosing serious illnesses such as sepsis or cancer could be as easy as using a pregnancy test?  This […]

Alzheimer’s is slowly giving up its secrets – and ‘risk genes’ are just one piece of the puzzle

Posted on 3 September 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

David Smart/Shutterstock.com September is World Alzheimer's Month - an annual international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here, Anna Burt (School of Medicine) tells us […]

Public engagement on a boat – how one PhD student shared her research at the Eisteddfod

Posted on 21 August 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important aspect of any research journey. Many of our PhD students got involved in this year's National Eisteddfod - from demonstrating miniature wind turbines to chatting about […]

Five ways your eye movements affect everyday actions

Posted on 13 August 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Nikita Thomas, PhD Student in School of Optometry and Vision Sciences @Nikita_Thomas1 We make thousands of eye movements every day; some of which we are aware of and others which […]

Documentaries, rom-coms – and tentative first steps in a new era of Sino-British film collaboration

Posted on 24 July 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Earth: One Amazing Day – the first film completed under the Sino-British co-production agreement. Earth Film Productions  The future of British-Chinese filmmaking is looking bright. Here, Hiu Man Chan (School […]

New friends, CV points and a welcome break from research. Why you should organise a conference!

Posted on 30 May 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Have you ever considered organising a conference? Did you know it can help you develop the transferable skills that will make you more attractive to employers? In April, we hosted […]