Tag: Students

Covid Chronicles (Video): Undertaking R&D with KESS 2 during a global pandemic

Simon Johns

 KESS 2 recently asked participants how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on their respective research projects. Postgraduate researcher Simon Johns, and his company partner Gwylan, share their experiences of continuing their KESS 2 funded R&D during these trying times. The Student Perspective: Simon Johns, Cardiff University I’m studying an MPhil; it’s an evaluation of… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Audio & Blog) : Adam Williams from Cardiff University shares his lockdown experiences

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a blog post and audio recording by Adam Williams from Cardiff University: When written in Chinese, the term ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger the other represents opportunity. While the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Video) : Robin Andrews from the University of South Wales shares her experiences of researching during lockdown

Robin Andrews

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a video response from Robin Andrews of the University of South Wales. You can read the video transcript below: Introduction Hi, my name is Robin Andrews and I’m a KESS 2 funded PhD student at the University… Read more »

KESS 2 at Bangor University launch an online series of Wales-wide Covid Chronicles

Covid Chronicles

Postgraduate research has faced some significant hurdles during these unprecedented times. But has the global pandemic brought opportunities to research that would not otherwise have presented themselves? Has the challenge of Covid-19 opened doors and triggered novel ways of working? KESS 2 has launched an initiative to capture and share participants’ experiences during the Covid-19… Read more »

Throwing new light on oak heart-rot

Oak Heart-Rot

  Research has begun this summer to throw new light into a little understood condition in older oak trees – heart-rot. Mycologist Richard Wright has started a three and a half year KESS 2 PhD research project under the Action Oak initiative, which is supported by European Social Funds (ESF), supervised by Professor Lynne Boddy… Read more »

Highlight of 2019 : The KESS 2 Awards Annual Event

Annual Event 2019

On Tuesday 10th September 2019 the third Annual KESS 2 Awards Event was hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort in Caerleon, Newport. With engaging 3-minute presentations by our KESS 2 and KESS 2 East participants, the evening was once again a platform for these researchers from across Wales to compete for a chance to win up… Read more »

U2B Editorial : KESS 2, connecting academia & industry through research

“Where blue skies thinking meets applied research… KESS is the much-needed bridge between industry and academia.” Don’t miss this fantastic editorial piece about KESS 2 published on U2B. To read the full article, visit: https://u2b.com/2019/12/04/kess-2-connecting-academia-industry-research/ Link opens in a new tab. Editorial length approx.1200 words.

KESS 2 participant Nicole Hughes publishes paper in BMC Palliative Care journal

hospicecare

Nicole Marie Hughes, a Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student, has successfully achieved publication within the BMC Palliative Care journal. Nicole has been working in conjunction with four North Wales hospices; Hospice at Home (Gwynedd and Anglesey), St David’s Hospice (Llandudno), St Kentigern Hospice (St Asaph) and Nightingale House (Wrexham) to qualitatively and quantitatively assess… Read more »

Do you write articles or blog posts as part of your KESS 2 research project?

Many participants write or blog during their MRes or PhD research, whether it’s for their University or School, for platforms such as The Conversation, or for affiliated partners’ independent websites. Let us know if you are writing or blogging! ✏️ If you are already writing let us know! We are always hungry for your stories and… Read more »

Why foraging for free is food for the soul

This article by Elisabeth S. Morris-Webb, KESS 2 PhD researcher at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University,  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or… Read more »