Encountering Impostor Syndrome

Kelly Louise Preece is the Researcher Development Manager for PGRs in the Doctoral College. You’ll recognise her face from workshops, her voice from WEBINARs, and her jokes from the 90s. You can follow her on twitter @Preece_Kelly for musings about Researcher Development and the PGR experience…interspersed with tweets about superheros, sewing and cute cat photos.

Planning a research podcast!

Digital forms of research communication have always been important – but with Higher Education moving online in the past year, being creative with digital communication has become even more important. As part of our new suite of online resources, two of our graduates Dr.

Scientist without a lab

Jennifer is now a third year PhD student in the biosciences department. Jennifer looks at how elevated CO2, commonly found in fish farms, impacts lumpfish growth and behaviour. Lumpfish are farmed to be deployed into salmon pens across the U.K.

Plan A to Plan D

Rev Nicolle Sturdevant is a PhD Candidate with the College of Humanities, Penryn researching shared sacred landscapes in Scotland and Wales. She is supervised and supported by Prof Joanne Parker and Prof Philip Schwyzer. She lives in Scotland with my husband, two children, mum, two dogs and four cats.

Shielding as a PGR


Jo Sutherst is a second year PhD researcher in Art History and Visual Culture and a keen facilitator for the Doctoral College’s PGR Writing Groups. You can find Jo on Twitter @JoSutherst.



Over the past year, the Covid-19 virus has relentlessly spread worldwide; our social worlds have become smaller and working from home has gone from being a novelty to a monotonous and mundane necessity.…

Not your average student?

Shayma Alatharia was born in Baghdad/Iraq 14/11/1981. Completed my BSc. in Microbiology at Baghdad University, 2003. Joined an MSc program in Medical & Molecular Microbiology at Manchester Medical School, 2005. Later on in Jordan, she became a High school teacher and taught Biology for four years.

My Decolonial Journey at the University of Exeter

Riadh Ghemmour is an Indigenous Kabyle doctoral researcher in education based at the Graduate School of Education. He is interested in decolonising research methodologies and methods in education research. He is the co-founder and co-editor at Decolonial Dialogues, and a Student Fellow at the ‘Decolonial Knowledge Production and Anti-Racist Pedagogy’ Education Incubator Funded Project, led by Exeter Decolonising Group.

Adapting my research in the time of a pandemic

Kensa Broadhurst is a second year PhD student at the Institute of Cornish Studies.  Her studies are  funded by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.  Kensa is researching the status of the Cornish language between 1777-1904, that is, the period in which it is widely believed to have been extinct.  A former modern languages teacher, Kensa is a fluent speaker of Cornish, a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, and both teaches and examines the language.…