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Challenges of doing an internship alongside a PhD

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 cover:...

Finding an internship whilst doing a PhD

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...

Organising our first meetup

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 successful. Here we cover three...

Celebrating our two year anniversary

Celebrating our two year anniversary

In this blog post, we share an exciting update about celebrating our two year anniversary. To mark the event, we launched two exciting products and a fundraiser for Getaway Girls.    1. Launching an exciting collaboration As an entrepreneur, I firmly believe that...

Workshop at the Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Workshop at the Leeds Social Sciences Institute

This month I delivered an interactive workshop at the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI). To make this workshop happen, we collaborated with Katie Barclay, LSSI Communications and Events Coordinator. This was our flagship workshop on ‘Communicating research beyond...

Our interns reflect on their half way journey

Our interns reflect on their half way journey

Our internship programme began on the 6th of September 2019. Our interns, Nida and Grace are taking the time to reflect on their halfway journey.  In this blog post, we get to know their challenges and learning opportunities and what they are excited about in the next...

The importance of failure for researchers

The importance of failure for researchers

In this post, we share three tips on the importance of failure for researchers. We’ll also touch on how failure can be turned into future successes for you and your work. These tips are inspired by the ‘Power of Failure’ event held by NEXUS and Bettakultcha (17 Oct...

Creative methods of research dissemination

Creative methods of research dissemination

In this blog post, we share four creative methods of research dissemination. These are inspired by the knowledge café organised by the Social Research Association North. The event was a collaboration with engage@liverpool at the University of Liverpool on 12 Sept...

5 tips on promoting your work as a researcher

5 tips on promoting your work as a researcher

In this blog post, we will share 5 tips on promoting your work as a researcher. These tips are inspired by the Northern Power Women event (11 Sep 2019) at the Natwest Business Accelerator in Leeds. Northern Power Women Role Model Event Northern Power Women is a...

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