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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Challenges of doing an internship alongside a PhD

In this blog, our research communicator and PhD student Gemma Bridge shares three challenges of doing an internship alongside a PhD. This is the second of three posts about Gemma’s experience of doing an internship alongside her PhD. Together the three posts…

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Finding an internship whilst doing a PhD

In this blog, our research communicator and PhD student Gemma Bridge shares her experience of finding an internship whilst doing a PhD. Gemma previously contributed to our blog talking about the juggling act of a PhD student, managing personal and professional…

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Rethinking impact in academic publishing #STMWeek 2019

In this blog I share four ways in which publishers were challenged in rethinking on the impact in academic publishing. Impact has become a buzzword in academia. It is key to the UK Research Excellence Framework and it’s regarded as…

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Three reasons why presenting research in theatre is powerful

In this blog post, we share three reasons why presenting research in theatre is powerful.  The inspiration for this blog came from watching the play ‘SHE’ at stage@leeds at the University of Leeds. The play depicted the lives of several women…

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Speaking at the research seminar series at Swansea University

In this blog post I share my experience of speaking at the research seminar series at Swansea University, School of Management. The topic of my seminar was communicating research beyond academia.  This was a collaboration with Dr Cigdem Gedikli, Lecturer…

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Organising our first meetup

In this blog post, we share our experience of organising our first meetup on communicating research. Although this was the first time we organised an event like this, based on the feedback we received from the participants, it was very…

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