Tag: Students

Swansea University KESS 2 project develops ‘world’s first’ Covid-19 vaccine smart patch

A KESS 2 funded project at Swansea University has joined the fight against coronavirus by steering their research towards the development of a ‘smart patch’ for the administration of a vaccine. Olivia Howells’ research was already working on the development and application of microneedles in collaboration with company partners BIOMEMS Technology Ltd, a project which… Read more »

Covid Chronicles continues with KESS 2 face-covering selfies!

As part of the #CovidChronicles series, KESS 2 have provided participants with face coverings to help them safely continue their research and daily lives. Below is a gallery of selfies sent to us, and you can follow the trend as it continues on Twitter @KESS_Central #CovidChronicles (Above) Trys Burke from Bangor University says that her greatest… Read more »

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 »