10 reasons to do a postgraduate placement

Words supplied by Researcher Academy placements alumni. #1 – Learn new skills “I learnt how to use new tech, and have now devised a great career path.” #2 – Develop your creative thinking “The placement helped me build independent and out of the box thinking. The best part about the whole experience was recognition and …

Attending a conference boosted the confidence I have in my research

Alastair Stuart reflects on attending the IMechE’s online conference, ‘Emerging Technology for Heavy-Duty and Off-Highway Vehicle Development’, with help from the Researcher Academy’s Online Conference Fund. Did you know that there is an estimated 84,000 refrigerated vehicles driving up and down UK roads supplying all our chilled and frozen food? Until a year ago I …

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 …