PhD Study: Postgraduate News
Two postgraduate students in the Department of English and Creative Writing have been signed by major UK publishers.
Current PhD Creative Writing student Eliza Granville’s novel, Gretel and the Dark, will be published by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin, on 6th February 2014 and is a literary novel which takes its inspirations from Grimm’s fairytales.
Nicola Woodward, a second year PhD student within the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) at Swansea University is heading to the Houses of Parliament this February after being chosen for a prestigious ESRC internship.
The ESRC Student Internship scheme is a joint initiative designed to promote new approaches to tackle social problems so that public services can deliver better for less. It offers current ESRC funded PhD award holders in full time study or part time equivalent the opportunity...
Stable population trends are a prerequisite for species’ range expansion, according to new research led by scientists at the University of York.
The climate in Britain has warmed over the last four decades, and many species, including butterflies, have shifted their distributions northwards. The extent of distribution changes has varied greatly among species, however, with some showing rapid expansion and others showing none at all. But this variation can be explained by taking into account...
A group of university students are enjoying a specially designed fruit smoothie a day to discover whether it can improve their appearance and make them feel healthier. Their efforts are part of a study to assess what effect a carotenoid rich fresh fruit drink could have on our skin and perceived attractiveness.
Today (Monday 9 December 2013) the University of Salford is launching a ground-breaking research institute dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia.
The UK’s ageing population and growing numbers of people with dementia have prompted the creation of the Salford Institute for Dementia to channel the University’s expertise into enabling people to stay independent for longer while minimising distress and discomfort to themselves, their carers and family and friends....
A PhD student at Nottingham University Business School has won the Michael Christie award for Best New Research Paper in Gender at the 2013 Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference.
Angela Martinez Dy, MSc Entrepreneurship 2010, is in the third year of her PhD which focuses on women’s online entrepreneurship. She is supported by her supervisors Dr Lee Martin and Professor Susan Marlow, experts in creativity and gender, respectively, at The University of Nottingham’s...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers say they have found ‘missing heat’ in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.
Observational data on which climate records are based cover only 84 per cent of the planet – with Polar regions and parts of Africa largely excluded.
The world’s least known cat has been caught on camera in a previously unsurveyed rainforest by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Imperial College London.
Until now, the bay cat (Pardofelis badia) had been recorded on camera traps just a handful of times in its Borneo forest home and was only photographed in the wild for the first time in 2003. But more images of this animal have been captured than ever before, together with evidence of four other wild cat species,...
Jethro Coulson, a PhD student at The University of Nottingham and Research Engineer at Renishaw plc, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The award is one of only eight Industrial Fellowships awarded each year, providing young scientists and engineers with the means to develop an innovative commercial technology with the potential to secure a patent.
An international team of scientists, led by physicists from the University of York, has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation.
Their investigations, carried out at the nanoscale, provide valuable new information for scientists and environmentalists working to protect and conserve coral from the threats of acidification and rising water temperatures.