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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 …

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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 …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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My first project endeavour at Ecophon UK

Nishal Thampan, a postgraduate at Nottingham University Business School, talks about his Researcher Academy placement with Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK. Walking back through an empty road of West Bridgford on a bright sunny day, I was filled with a feeling of satisfaction and peace, something that was unusual for me after an interview!  Ok that was …

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What if you caught Covid during an international conference?

Tien Thuy Quach, a PhD Candidate in School of Pharmacy, talks about her experience of catching COVID-19 at an international conference, and what she learnt about managing her mental health. I was fortunately awarded a Travel Prize (£500) from the Researcher Academy, Travel Award (£500) from the United Kingdom Surface Analysis Forum (UKSAF), and CR …

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Entrepreneurial Spirit: Actively seek out changes rather than waiting to adapt

Xijing Chen on doing a Researcher Academy postgraduate placement at Spenbeck, an award-winning family business specialising in providing bespoke, sustainable and inclusive creative spaces. I was a 1st-year PhD student in Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group during the period of joining this Placement for Spenbeck, 2021-22. The research project I participated in during my …

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Getting a solid start to my career

This week we hear from Manikanta Ravi about his Researcher Academy postgraduate placement as a Design Engineering Intern at Micro-Mesh Engineering Ltd. I am an MSc Mechanical Engineering Student. Since I studied during the COVID period and have no prior work experience, I was searching for an internship/placement opportunity inside the university. So, I consulted the …

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