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 …

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 …

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 …

Placements changing perspectives for hose and fittings business

In this week’s blog Rebecca Galley, Managing Director of Hydroscand UK, discusses her experience of hosting a University of Nottingham postgraduate researcher on a placement with the company. The placement was funded by UKRI ESRC Accelerating Business Collaboration. Hydroscand is a family owned business operating in 20 countries. Present in the UK since 2002, we …