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3 minutes of wonder at the Royal Institution
PostgraduateResearch

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…
The Blueprint Enterprise Challenge
CareersEntrepreneurship

The Blueprint Enterprise Challenge

As ambitious postgraduate students, we were looking for opportunities to foster our entrepreneurial spirit alongside our studies. Blueprint was one of these opportunities for us which we heard about in one of our classes. After some brainstorming sessions, we developed a business idea and entered the competition. We wanted to…
Undergraduate

Checklist for the day of exams

People often forget about the little things that help you cope and stay calm on the day of an exam. So we have compiled a handy list so you don’t forget! EAT AND DRINK – Have a reasonable amount to eat and drink  water before the exam. Some people like to take in sweets to help maintain blood pressure but be wary of…
Durham’s Postgraduate Student Poster Competition
PostgraduateResearch

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
EventsPostgraduateResearch

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…
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