Congratulations to Beth Francis who won the “best presentation runner up” at the Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference in Plymouth. Beth says ‘The conference itself was brilliant too, one of the best I’ve been to and had some great workshops that were tailored to PhD students’.
As a final year PhD student, I started to consider what to do after submitting my thesis. I decided it would be valuable to gain some experience outside of academia through working in policy. I put my PhD studies on hold to complete a secondment working as a policy adviser in the Cabinet Office’s Open […]
In January of this year, I was fortunate enough to gain the RTSG top up funds which enabled me to attend the “Mechanisms and Outcomes of Predator-Prey Interactions: Scaling Across Space and Time” conference in California, USA. It is a prestigious biannual international conference which aims to discuss developments in the field of predator prey […]
Envision infohackit is a science infographics hack event. It’s a unique opportunity for infographic designers and data developers to work with PhD scientists to produce amazing graphics to communicate research. Read the blog about our infohackit event on the main infohackit website.
Additional funding from Envision allowed me to undertake training in powerboat handling at Preston Marina. My project looking at the environmental impacts of floating solar panels on lakes and reservoirs will have a fieldwork component requiring me to access a water body using a boat. A health and safety requirement of using a boat for […]
Paid summer research placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of University of Nottingham/British Geological Survey research project with Dr Matthew Jones, Dr George Swann and Prof. Melanie Leng during the summer of 2018. The work will start on the 16th July and […]
Paid summer placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of CEH research during the summer 2018. The opportunity will focus on assessing the threat to the staple African food crops ‘cowpea’ and ‘bean’ from potential uptake of ozone pollution using the ozone exposure […]
Paid summer placement opportunity – Characterising sulphur pools in a river catchment: evidence from hydrochemistry and sulphur isotope measurements A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student to be part of a BGS research project with Dr Barbara Palumbo-Roe and Dr Angela Lamb during the summer of 2018. The work will start from the […]
By the end of the two-day course I feel like I’ve learnt a lot. Having had very little experience of using Arc GIS and teaching myself to have a basic understanding of the programme, I found that the course has already been invaluable to me for a range of reasons: It allows you to see […]