Life as a Master’s Student
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Life as a Master’s Student

I studied English at Durham as an undergraduate and not long before graduating, amidst third-year fears of ‘what to do next’ I got the opportunity to return to do an MA. Obviously I jumped at this chance! I have always been interested in doing further study and the chance to continue on straight away at Durham seemed…
3 minutes of wonder at the Royal Institution
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3 minutes of wonder at the Royal Institution

I am a postgraduate in physics and I study superconductors, mainly their capacity to carry large currents. My research is quite technical and I am trying to better understand uncertainties in a measurement technique.  I look at errors which have been considered to be small, but systematic, and try to see if we can account for…
Durham’s Postgraduate Student Poster Competition
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Durham’s Postgraduate Student Poster Competition

Toward the end of slogging out your PhD, the opportunity to present a poster about your research at an academic conference is not something most would do. Why? Because amidst the hubbub of most academic conferences, people you wish to engage do not necessarily have the time to take a look at the poster session because they are…
Entering the Three Minute Thesis competition
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Entering the Three Minute Thesis competition

Durham University is running the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT), originally developed by the University of Queensland, for the second time. Seven postgraduate researchers will present their thesis in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. Postgraduate research student Rune is taking part in the Three Minute…