A Contemporary Approach to PhDing

Doctoral research in Education is an open-ended, unpredictable, and ever-changing process. Now, with COVID-19 disrupting global education for more than a year, that complex (yet highly rewarding!) doctoral journey may have become even more unpredictable… to say the least. Not to worry though. A group of doctoral students at the Faculty of Education (FoE) has…

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QandA with the Faculty’s Communications Manager

Tom Kirk is the Faculty of Education’s Communications Manager. His role emphasises research communications, which involves publicising research through both traditional news outlets and digital media with the broad aim of widening its reach and (hopefully) its impact on society. This includes helping researchers – including research students – to reinterpret their work for non-academic…

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An Ode to the Pinboard

This is an ode to the pinboard—bulletin board, corkboard, tack board, or whatever synonym you prefer—as an underrated brainstorming tool. When I arrived at Cambridge as a new PhD student in the fall of 2020 (mid-pandemic), I became very well acquainted with my accommodations at St. Edmund’s College during my 14-day quarantine. My room came…

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