Diversifying your skill set during your PhD

To discuss the importance of diversifying your skill set during your PhD, we’re collaborating with Cher Farrugia from the University of Sheffield. Cher is a PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. Her work investigates the role…

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Communication tips for engaging patients with research online

To share communication tips for engaging patients with research online we partnered with Dr Kate Hill from the University of Leeds. Kate is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Medicine. Kate got in touch with us after organising…

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Academic writing tips to write longer and be productive

In this blogpost, Vera Chan shares her academic writing tips to write longer and be productive. I met Vera on Instagram, after a live video on @researchretold to get to know our community. In this period of self-isolation, social media…

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Increasing representation in science through creativity – Heidi Gardner

Increasing representation in science is key. Whether it’s in the media or in conference panels, it’s important for those underrepresented to break down stereotypes of who can be a scientist. Last year I discovered how this could be done through…

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How to deliver a successful virtual workshop via Zoom

In this blog post we share a three-step process on how to deliver a successful virtual workshop via Zoom. This post is organised in a before, during and after structure to make it easy for you to implement.

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Transitioning to online delivery in the virtual classroom

In this blogpost, Anne-Marie Greenslade shares her tips for transitioning to online delivery of content in the virtual classroom. Anne -Marie previously wrote a blog post on presenting sensitive information in creative ways

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Online viva – Reflections and advice from the front line

In this blog, we hear from Gemma Bridge and Debbie Smith who recently delivered their online viva. Their reflections and insights can help reduce the worries of PhD students preparing for their online vivas in these unusual times.

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Presenting sensitive information in creative ways

In this blog, Anne-Marie Greenslade discusses presenting sensitive information in creative ways, striking the balance between sensitivity and making an impact. I met Anne-Marie after delivering the keynote speech for the Research and Enterprise conference at Leeds Beckett University (LBU). Anne-Marie…

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Join our first IG Live

In this blogpost we share the details of hosting our first IG live on our Instagram account, and how you can join us Living in a global pandemic has forced us to live in quarantine and self-isolation. This has left…

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Reasons to undertake an internship whilst doing a PhD

In this blog, our research communicator and PhD student Gemma Bridge shares three reasons to undertake an internship whilst doing a PhD. This is the last of three posts on Gemma’s experience of doing an internship alongside her PhD. The three posts cover:…

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