Writing Academic Articles

One of the reasons that I applied for the PGR Blog internship is that I have always received good feedback on my writing and I wanted to gain some experience of using a non-academic style. This kind of writing is fun and it’s nice to have freedom of style, grammar, and vocabulary, but writing academically is […]

PGR Away: Life in the jungle

As a geologist I have been fortunate enough to travel the world and conduct fieldwork in a whole range of different environments. From long days in the deserts of Washington (USA) and southern Spain to the cold, snowy conditions of Scotland and the Faroe Islands. It’s not just the climate that has varied, the terrain […]

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Courses That Can Help Communication

Recently, communication has become something of a buzzword in academic circles. And rightly so. As researchers, it’s important that we are able to communicate our work effectively to the general public. But we also need to communicate competently with each other, if we’re going to make any progress. As I recently learned on The Postgraduate […]

Researcher Development at the College of Science & Engineering

Can you take part in training and activities that aren’t directly related to your research? You certainly can! The skills that you gain alongside those required for your research go towards your ‘researcher development’.  As the Graduate School of Science and Engineering explains: ‘Research is not just about the work you undertake in your lab […]