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Life Beyond the PhD 

Taran Young shares his experience of attending the Cumberland Lodge ‘Life beyond the PhD Conference’ with funding from the Researcher Academy. After a quick turnaround from application to outcome, I was thrilled to find out I’d secured a fully funded spot from the Researcher Academy to attend the unforgettable Life Beyond the PhD conference. Run …

Carbon transparency and cost accuracy

Tim Barbary, Company Director at Benchmark Consulting Ltd talks about his experience of hosting University of Nottingham postgraduates through the Researcher Academy’s award-winning placements scheme.  Benchmark Consulting Ltd has been supporting the packaging industry for over 10 years providing commercial estimating, financial measures, and workflow management software to some of the largest producers of plastic, …

Patience is a Virtue

Ella Wydrzynska is a 4th year PhD candidate in the School of English. She specialises in the study of stylistics, with a particular focus on contemporary children’s literature. Financial support from the Researcher Academy’s Conference, Travel and Training Fund allowed Ella to present her research at the most recent Poetics and Linguistics Association conference. Picture the …

My trip to Ven, Sweden

Jane Crowley shares her experience of attending a conference in Sweden, with support from the Researcher Academy. In June, I had the opportunity to attend the 10th International Graduate Summer School for Biophotonics, on the island of Ven, with help from the Researcher Academy Conferences, Travel and Training Fund. Over 60 postgraduate biophotonics students from …

How postgraduate placements helped us to manage increased interest in our business

Lucia Loffreda, Senior Researcher at Research Consulting, reflects on the experience of hosting two University of Nottingham postgraduate researcher placements.  Research Consulting has a long and successful history of working with University of Nottingham graduates and students. The various placement schemes offered by the University have been the main way we’ve done this over the …

The first time I presented at an international conference

Yohan Rubiyantoro, PhD in Educational Leadership, School of Education, on his experience of presenting at an international conference. My first experience as a presenter at an international conference brought me mixed emotions: Happy, excited, and nervous. Taking part in international conferences can provide us with a lot of valuable opportunities. It was my pleasure to attend the …

My first in-person conference in four years

Edward Peake, a postgraduate in the Faculty of Medicine, on attending the Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2022 conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s CTTF Fund. I was heading to London on the train for the first time in two years. The last in-person conferences I’d attended were in Montreal and Toronto …

My placement with the Digital Nottingham project

Katherine Bird, a PhD student from the School of Psychology, on her placement with Digital Nottingham. I am a PhD student in the School of Psychology. I began my PhD during the Covid-19 pandemic. So, I spent the first year at home and missed out on a lot of research, teaching, and learning opportunities usually …

‘Petunia’s friends’ – a wonderful renunion for plant researchers

I am Mohamed Abdulla originally from Libya. I have been studying at The University of Nottingham since 2015. BSc, MSc and a PhD here at the School of Plant Sciences. I would like to express my great appreciation to UON Researcher Academy for their CTTF Award which helped enable me to participate in the 19th …

What I learnt from presenting collaborative research at an international conference

Xijing Chen and her colleague Hatice Ozer were invited to present on their research collaboration at the Fifteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, and were able to do so with financial help from the Researcher Academy’s Conferences, Travel and Training Fund (CTTF). Here Xijing shares some tips for presenting collaborative research at an international …