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Diversifying the PhD

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Making courses fit for different purposes

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A summer placement doesn’t have to be brilliant to be worthwhile

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In praise of the mundane

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How to find and make the most of a summer placement

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Five tips for optimising your taste of academic or industrial workplaces

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Summer students act as an important catalyst for research

2024-05-09T09:02:00+01:00By

Investing in undergraduate projects advances science and develops future researchers

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How Rainbow Lo is accelerating innovation

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Impatient for change, she joined Paris-based sustainable ‘deep tech’ agency Hello Tomorrow

Practical advice

Inspiring lives

Rainbow Lo

How Rainbow Lo is accelerating innovation

Impatient for change, she joined Paris-based sustainable ‘deep tech’ agency Hello Tomorrow

Tattoo ink

Using analytical chemistry to illuminate the unlisted ingredients in tattoo inks

Discovery that more than 80% of the tattoo inks sampled had unlisted ingredients prompts New York-based lab to launch a website providing chemical information to tattoo artists and their clients

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The striking truth

Better pay can benefit the whole research enterprise

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Universities in the UK beat national average on gender pay gap but large discrepancies remain

Report estimates that in 14 years’ time women in higher education will be paid the same as men