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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]