Then and now: a look back on the Year in the Life of a PhD

Over the course of the past year we have brought together a diverse group of researchers, each completing a doctoral degree across a range of subjects, and at various points in their studies. Each of these researchers have provided unique insights into what Read More …

Closure: the thesis and the viva

James Hickey recently completed his PhD in the School of Earth Sciences. His research focused on unravelling the mechanisms that cause volcanoes to become restless prior to eruptions. Ultimately, the aim is to improve our understanding of precursory signals to Read More …

So long, farewell, and thanks for all the cake

Rebecca Ingle is a second year PhD student in the Bristol Laser Group in the School of Chemistry. Her research involves studying photodissociation dynamics in both the gas and solution phase using a combination of laser experiments and computational chemistry Read More …

Bringing science and art together with the ‘Land of the Summer People’ project

www.thelandofthesummerpeople.org Ludovica Beltrame – Engineering PhD candidate with the Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE) CDT The Somerset Levels and Moors are a low lying region prone to frequent flooding due to a range of environmental and human factors. The history of drainage Read More …

Bringing science and art together with the ‘Land of the Summer People’ project

www.thelandofthesummerpeople.org Laurence Hawker – Engineering PhD candidate with the Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE) CDT The Somerset Levels and Moors are a low lying region prone to frequent flooding due to a range of environmental and human factors. The history of drainage Read More …

Never JUST a PhD student

Dominika Bijoś recently received her PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology. She studied smooth muscle contraction and examined how other cell types influence it in bladder tissue and in the whole organ. Initially, she used molecular and cell biology techniques, but Read More …