Why a PhD is the best thing you will ever do

Dondu Sarisen is a third year PhD student in Centre for Water System, CEMPS at the University of Exeter. After few years working in a company in Turkey, she decided to pursue her career in academia.

PhD is a love and passion rather than a pain! If you enjoy and love what you are doing, and if you trust yourself, you would never be put off by your mistakes and other people’s prejudices or misjudgements.

Exploring the Key Components of Public Engagement

Megan Maunder is a third year PhD student in Mathematics, CEMPS at the University of Exeter. She is the beneficiary of an STFC studentship for a “Multi-Spacecraft Investigation of Solar and Heliospheric Plasmas”.  A strong believer in engaging the wider public in the scientific process, she runs a variety of outreach and public engagement sessions with the University’s Widening Participation Team and external groups.

How to survive a viva: new online resources coming soon

Edward Mills (@edward_mills) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, working on the AHRC-funded ‘Learning French in Medieval England’ project. He completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2020, where he was an active member of the PGR community.

You said, we did!

We are always listening to your feedback. Here are a few ways we have responded to feedback you have given us!

 

Upcoming sessions

GraphPad/
PRISM

A brief introduction to using the statistical and graph making software GraphPad Prism. While more complex methods of data analysis are available, GraphPad is an excellent piece of software for many people to analyse their data and make high quality figures.…

Doing Interdisciplinary Research

Last week we ran a question and answer panel with some of our researchers about the challeneges and benefits of doing interdisciplinary research. Kelly Preece (Researcher Development Manager) developed the following infographics to summarise the key ideas discussed in the session.…

Writing non-academic job applications

This post is written by Cate Bennett, Researcher Development Manager (ECRs) and is part of our new PGR Career Planning Guide.

Just like your CV an application form is your personal marketing document. It is your opportunity to introduce ‘you’ to a potential employer and therefore your first opportunity to showcase the relevant skills, experiences and personal attributes that you have and that they are looking for.…