A fulfilling lifetime opportunity full of unimaginable experiences

Protus, a Masters in Public Health student, reflects on his Researcher Academy placement. When I came to the UK to pursue my Masters in Public Health, I had two primary goals in mind; to gain more practical Public Health skills and get an opportunity to apply the skills learnt. Having an opportunity to experience the …

One of the highlights of my PhD studies this far

Fiona Smith, a second year PhD student in the School of Pharmacy, reflects on attending an online conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. Attending my first international conference sat in my front room, often with a cat on my lap, is not how I expected it would be.  Yet, in the face …

Vlog: Reflections and tips on applying for a postgraduate placement

Dania Hafeez shares her experience of applying for a Researcher Academy postgraduate placement. If you are a postgraduate researcher interested in doing a postgraduate placement or professional internship please contact our team for more information: ppnenquiries@nottingham.ac.uk or find us on LinkedIn.

Strategies to get the most out of an online conference

Shun Chen reflects on attending an online conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. At the beginning of this month, I attended the Summer Psychology Forum (SPF) 2021 organized by Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) with the support from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conferences Fund (OCF). SPF is an action-focused conference that …

Digital innovation at an online conference

Ying-Jia (Mia) Huang reflects on attending an online conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. I have really appreciated the opportunity to attend and present a conference paper, based on my PhD study, at the 28th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC). This was made possible with the support of the Online Conference …

Considering virtual conferences as an aid, not a hindrance

Abigail Williams, a final year PhD student in the School of English, reflects on attending an online conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. The world at present is a difficult place, including in academia. Although we cannot work in the same way as before, the academic community implemented changes to allow researchers …

How I found new clarity in my studies

This week’s blog comes from Oliver Morrison, an Engineering postgraduate, who talks about his Researcher Academy placement with Neater Solutions, a company that specialises in designing, manufacturing, and supplying specialist eating and drinking systems for people who have difficulty in feeding themselves. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, I had to adjust to accommodate working from …

Top tips if you are thinking of attending a virtual conference

Ruth Parks, a second year PhD student in the School of Medicine, reflects on attending an online conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. I was grateful to be awarded the Researcher Academy OCF award to attend the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) annual congress, where I was …

Attending an online conference

In this week’s blog Jessica Lovett shares her experience of attending an online conference thanks to support from the Researcher Academy‘s Online Conference Fund (OCF). I was recently fortunate enough to attend the Association of Nationalities World Convention with the help of the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. Though I’d been to smaller conferences before, this is …

My UKRI Policy Internship with the Royal Society

This week’s blog comes from Martina Sykorova, ESRC PhD student, School of Health Sciences This blog is for PhD students who would like to explore career options outside academia, such as in the policy sector. I am a PhD student who is jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and by industry (Smith …