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Completing Your Doctorate – Online Workshop May 2020

By John Leach, Theology PhD, St John’s College.

A famous psychologist – I don’t know which one, I’m doing theology! – apparently said that the greatest fear which we all have is that we’ll be found out to be complete …

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Creative Chemists: Strategies for Teaching and Learning

By Simon Rees

Head of Researcher Development and Education Development

Creativity is not a word often associated with chemistry or with the sciences more generally.  We are familiar with “the Creative Arts” and can readily bring to mind works of …

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6 tips for completing a PhD at Durham University

By Alexander Abichou

PhD student

The prospect of spending multiple years on a single piece of work can be an overwhelming prospect for even the most astute students at Durham so, as someone nearing the end of that road, I …

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How do you collect and manage your references?

By Teresa Henley

IT Trainer


There is specialist software to make your life easier and save you time. Endnote will help you to speed up the process and allow you to add your citations into your Word document as …

DCAD MA Students Graduate

By Philip Nathan

Head of MA Programmes

The January graduation ceremony marked the formal process of graduation for DCAD’s MA students.  Six students from last year’s MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics for TESOL group, who had all travelled from China and were …

Thinking about evidence

By Sarah Dodds

IT Trainer

On 5th December the Oriental Museum hosted a session “Thinking about evidence” for the postgraduate research students. Students were given objects from the museum’s handling collection and asked what they could deduce from them, whether …

Postgraduates plan their escape!

By Dr Simon Rees

Head of Researcher Development

Since October, a group of postgraduates from across the University have been designing Escape Rooms based within the Oriental Museum. Themed around spies and Pharaohs, the postgraduates were challenged with designing a …

DCAD Volunteering & Gaming Day

By Zoe Harrison

Department Manager

DCAD Volunteering

On Friday 13th December, staff within DCAD took part in some team building activities in the form of volunteering and a gaming day.

Some staff got involved in the Feeding Families Hamper …

Mexico Pre-sessional 2019

By Helen Costello

Mexico Pre-sessional Manager

DCAD is currently delivering an eight-week pre-sessional programme in Mexico. A team of two co-ordinators, Dr Simon Ness and Emma Must, and six teachers have flown out to work at the two prestigious Mexican

Pre-sessional Programme – Summer 2019

By Louise Greener

Head of Pre-sessional Programmes

This summer saw a record number of students (851) joining our pre-sessional programmes. It takes a village to run a pre-sessional, and as well as the management team and the administration team, quite