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PhD student develops new Google app to improve productivity

7 August 2014

Liam Turner, a PhD student at the School of Computer Science & Informatics, has created ImprompDo which adopts a fresh approach of impromptu productivity by getting things done at opportune moments, rather than working to strict time limits.

MSc Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy student won silver at the Commonwealth Games

6 August 2014

Sally, one of 75 students benefitting from our High Performance Programme, is celebrating securing a silver medal in the Pole Vault in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The School of Healthcare Sciences where Sally studies for her MSc played an important role behind the scenes for Team Wales. Dr Nicola Phillips was the Deputy Chef de Mission, Trevor Baker provided technical support and 11 of the 13 physiotherapy staff being either current postgraduate students or alumni of the School.

PhD Student Takes Centre-Stage at Renowned International Conference

31 July 2014

Jan-Philip, PhD student at our Schools of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, delivered a talk about the main results of his PhD - the synthesis of novel 18F-labelled radiotracer molecules for applications in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging - to nearly 700 people, most of them well respected scientists.

Sport Physiotherapy Specialists gains further skills and experience with the MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy

23 July 2014

Rhys, already having been an established sports physiotherapist for British Swimming, Team GB at the London Olympics and Swim Wales, is now undertaking the MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at our School of Healthcare Sciences, and is now headed to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Going for Gold in Glasgow

14 July 2014

Sally, MSc Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, is 1 of 7 Cardiff students competing at the Commonwealth Games this year.

CAER Heritage Project

5 May 2014

Mel and Cath, two PhD students at our School of History, Archaeology and Religion are helping organise the CAER Heritage Project. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Caerau And Ely Rediscovering (CAER) Heritage Project is based around one of Cardiff’s most important archaeological sites, Caerau Iron Age hillfort. The Project aims to engage local people and school children in their shared history,and help challenge marginalisation. The project has won two National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement prizes, one for the best national project and one for the best History and Heritage project.

3 Minute Thesis

5 May 2014

Congratulations to Kat, PhD student at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, for winning Cardiff University's 3 Minute Thesis competition with her talk entitled 'Heavenly Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Extra-Terrestrial Culture'.

PhD student and budding TV star submits his thesis

28 March 2014

A PhD is a big commitment and an amazing achievement for anyone to do. Here, one of our PhD students shares his experience of combining PhD study with travelling the world for his TV show, 'Niall McCann in Biggest and Baddest'. Read our interview with Niall to find out why, despite his many amazing adventures, Cardiff is still up there with one of his favourite places to be.

Cardiff University launches two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

10 March 2014

Cardiff University’s first MOOC 'Muslims in Britain' is lead by Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK.

The second MOOC will be the world’s first MOOC on Community Journalism delivered by the Centre for Community Journalism in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. The course is led by Professor Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism, the top ranking centre for postgraduate vocational training in the UK. Professor Sambrook is a former Director of Global News at the BBC and will be joined by other expert media industry commentators and practitioners as well as fellow Cardiff academics.

3 January 2014

Success for PhD students at the School Healthcare Sciences

Two PhD students from the School of Healthcare Sciences have secured lectureships within the School; an impressive achievement. Catherine Dunn and Dominic Roche are excited about the opportunity to continue in the School and tell us a little bit about their experiences as PhD students at Cardiff University.

Images of Research 2013

13 December 2013

Our Images of Research Celebratory event took place on Thursday 12 December 2013, and was a massive success. Around 200 attendees enjoyed drinks, canapes and music while viewing the wonderful exhibition of images submitted by researchers across the University. We would like to thank everyone who took part or attended.

Flying the flag for Cardiff University

11 December 2013

Luke Piggott who completed his PhD earlier this year and is now a member of staff in the School of Biosciences and the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute has been selected to represent the University in the World University Winter Games, place in Trentino, Italy.

£500,000 Postgraduate Taught Scholarship scheme renewed

27 November 2013

Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship scheme will be available for a second year.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Trainings announced

22 November 2013

Cardiff will lead the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Catalysis addressing some of society’s biggest challenges through catalysis, and partner on two further CDTs: the Water Informatics Science and Engineering CDT and the Diamond Science and Technology CDT.

NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership announced

18 November 2013

190 PhD studentships in Environmental Sciences will be available at the four partner institutions over the next 5 years.

PhD student broadens horizon with a research trip to the USA

21 October 2013

Beatrice Berthon, PhD student in Medical Physics, School of Medicine, recently returned from a 21 day research trip to the USA where she visited Emory University’s Radiation Oncology Department, Velocity Medical Solutions and attended ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, before visiting George Sgouros RTD Lab at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research and the Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.

Major boost for next generation of arts & humanities researchers

15 October 2013

Cardiff University has jointly won substantial funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to support postgraduate study into our economy and society.

Over 4,000 Postgraduates welcomed to Cardiff University

11 October 2013

This autumn, Cardiff University welcomed over 4,000 new postgraduate students with a range of events during our Welcome Fortnight, including the University Welcome to Postgraduates by our Vice-Chanceller, Postgraduate Meet & Mingles, Pizza & Quiz nights, Film Nights, a Cardiff Bay cruise, and a Friday Night Dinner.

At the University-wide induction event for postgraduate research students, Starting Out, our new research students were given important information and advice to set them on their way, and lots of opportunities to make new friends and network both during structured activities and over lunch or at a cheese and wine evening reception. Talks covered topics such as the supervisory relationship, planning your skills development training and starting and enjoying your PhD.

Excellent student satisfaction

24 September 2013

Cardiff University postgraduate students are more satisfied with their experience than their counterparts at other UK Universities, according to the latest results of the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).

University Graduate College moving into new building

21 August 2013

Our University Graduate College UGC) moved into the newly built Hadyn Ellis Building, providing a purpose-built environement for the activities of the UGC, including a lecture theatre and five seminar rooms for its extensive training programme for postgraduate research students as well as space for exhibitions.

Exploring a forgotten royal deer park

31 July 2013

Cardiff postgraduate researcher Mark Baker, PhD student in History and Architecture, leads a follow up excavation of a forgotten royal deer park in North Wales.

PhD students strike scholarship double

26 July 2013

Two of our Nursing and Midwifery PhD students have been awarded highly competitive research scholarships by the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Funding success for part-time PhD student

23 July 2013

Part-time doctoral student Dorottya Cserzo, doing her PhD in in Language and Communication, was successful in her application for funding from the Gen Foundation and the Sidney Perry Foundation.

Redesigning the High Street

27 June 2013

An exhibition on ‘Redesigning the High Street’ featured the work of our MA in Urban Design students.

Wales’s Tissue Engineering Institute celebrates 10 successful years

10 April 2013

Cardiff University’s internationally recognised Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) celebrated its 10th anniversary – one of its flagship accomplishments is the establishment of a highly successful MSc in Tissue Engineering.

PhD student grabs prize at national MRI conference

21 March 2013

Jess Steventon, a PhD student in the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) fought off stiff competition at the annual postgraduate conference of the British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine to claim first prize for the best scientific presentation at a national MRI conference.

PhD student adventurer launches ‘Biggest and Baddest’ TV series

18 February 2013

Niall McCann, a doctoral student within the School of Biosciences, launched his own global wildlife adventure TV series, ‘Biggest and Baddest’, on Animal Planet earlier this year.

iSolve is a hit with our postgraduates, researchers and the business community

03 January 2013

iSolve, a programme for developing entrepreneurial skills of our postgraduates and originally developed at the MIT, has been praised by our students, researchers and the business community.

Best Performing Postgraduate Course

03 December 2012

Cardiff’s Newspaper Journalism postgraduate training has been named as the Best Performing Higher Education Postgraduate course in 2011-2012 by the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ (NCTJ).

Keep up to date

New postgraduate programmes

Our extensive and innovative portfolio of postgraduate programmes is constantly updated and extended to reflect the latest research and developments. Some of the recently launched programmes include:

  • The MSc Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation and Management offers students the opportunity to develop a systematic understanding of the Manufacturing Engineering industry in a vibrant and dynamic environment. By working closely with members of our Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Research Team, students will be part of an academically rigorous, research led, and business orientated programme.
  • The MSc in Skills and Workforce Development is an innovative programme designed by Cardiff University in partnership with the Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore and aims to build the next generation of senior policy makers, divisional directors, researchers and other professionals required to meet the skills and workforce challenges of the future.
  • The MSc Computational Journalism focuses on the developmenQt of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer coding and digital development
  • The MA Digital Media and Society explores the role of new digital media in shaping and transforming society. It investigates how media audiences become producers, how citizen journalism and digital culture change established norms and practices, how social media and peer production affect politics and business, and how technology is related to power and social change.
  • The School of Social Sciences is delighted to offer five new taught master's programmes: MSc in Childhood and Youth, MSc in Crime, Safety and Justice, MSc in Education, Policy and Society, MSc in Social Sciences, and MSc in Social and Public Policy.