A short overview of the UARCTIC Network and the opportunities it offers for Arctic researchers
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A short overview of the UARCTIC Network and the opportunities it offers for Arctic researchers

Cover shot – A view of Nuuk, October 2017 What is the UARCTIC? When I started studying the Arctic Region and its indigenous peoples, I had little knowledge about its features and peculiarities. After moving to Rovaniemi at the end of 2016, I started to acquire a better understanding of the European Arctic, but I did…
SCI Scholarship, my PhD and me
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SCI Scholarship, my PhD and me

During the first six months of my PhD in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces Centre of Doctoral Training (SOFI CDT), I and 20 other PhD students (Cohort 5 of SOFI) had the opportunity to act as “consultants” as part of our training of understanding soft matter science within an industrial and multidisciplinary context.
Understanding Quantum Physics shouldn't be so darn hard!
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Understanding Quantum Physics shouldn't be so darn hard!

I came to Durham University to pursue a PhD in Quantum Physics and Computing. The purpose of this blog is to show that Quantum Physics (and computation!!) doesn’t really have to be as hard as what Scientist are publishing! Let’s just have a look at a famous experiment called the Hong–Ou–Mandel optical effect and try…
A PhD Student Abroad
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A PhD Student Abroad

During the Spring semester of 2019, I left Durham to participate in a three-month research and training visit to the United States as part of the Overseas Institutional Visit scheme for PhD students funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Workshop in Experimental Economics My visit began at the Graduate…
A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student
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A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student

I have just submitted my Masters at Durham, where I had the pleasure of spending the last year and a half as an athlete, coach, and student. A native of Maryland in the United States, I was drawn to Durham for its top-notch academics, as well as its elite hockey program. In addition to playing on Durham University Hockey…
Blitz Beach
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Blitz Beach

Crosby beach is not your typical seaside experience, instead of sand and shells, this strip of beach is covered in bricks, tiles and the rubble of people’s lives. Liverpool was hit badly in the Blitz, with many parts of the city centre and surrounding housing areas levelled by hundreds of bombs. After the war, a decision…