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BBSRC

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MRC

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Reflections from an internship in the Doctoral Academy

As we intently look outside the window for signs of an actual summer, the academic year as we know it is coming to another close. Everywhere around the University Sheffield you see students packing up their things, the study areas begin to decongest, and maybe a colleague or two moving on to do better and […]

My Experience of Attending English Language DDP Courses

I am an International student who recently attended Thesis Writing and Speaking Skills courses simultaneously.

Soon after earning my Master’s degree in December 2001 I started teaching to the undergraduate students in a prestigious university in my country. As the medium of instruction was English, therefore I further developed my English writing, reading and speaking […]

Publishing during the PhD

“Publish or perish” is a mantra that people in academia often hear. It reflects the general culture and attitude of working in research that one needs to be constantly writing publications (papers, conference presentations, book chapters…) in order to sustain an academic career. If it sounds intimidating, it can be: the academic world is highly […]

Employers highlight, once again, the importance of communication and team-working skills

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has just launched Bridging the skills gap in the biopharmaceutical industry; maintaining the UK’s leading position in life sciences, which is an update of its 2008 report on the skills sought by employers in the UK’s pharmaceutical industry.

One piece of good news from the report is that demand […]

A Greek epos in Sheffield or struggling for the PhD degree at the University of Sheffield

My current professional position is consultant Surgeon in a General Hospital of Northern Greece. I am 43 years old and 9 years ago I started a PhD at the University of Sheffield. I had just earned a scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad from my Greek university and having sent 6 e-mail messages to several English […]

How skills I gained during my research got me to where I am now

Dr Julia McClure, Assistant Professor of Global History, University of Warwick

The most important skills that are needed to survive in the academic world are patience and persistence. This is what I remind myself when I stare at a document from sixteenth century Spain in an, at first seemingly impenetrable, hand, or when I re-visit an […]

The journey of success

Having earned PhD in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology fromThe University of Sheffield in September 2011, I joined Pakistan’s leading medical school, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi as ‘Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)’. Soon after embarking upon my professional journey, I began to witness quick promotions within DUHS to the posts of (i) ‘Head of Clinical […]

For the Doctoral Development Programme

The experience of doing a PhD is challenging as you are invited to compete against the brightest and the best to solve a research problem. At first you feel up to the task and embark on a path towards your goals but pretty soon you realize there is more than one solution or one path […]