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Our community

The Doctoral Academy offers a focal point for networking, learning and collaboration with other postgraduate research students across the university, as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary research community.

The world of academia can be harsh and isolating, but the Doctoral Academy is an oasis where PhD students from different academic backgrounds can come together.

Adelle, School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Getting involved

We provide a variety of opportunities for you to get involved in your wider research community.

Interdisciplinary events

Our programme of interdisciplinary events and activities allows you to build your research networks, appreciate alternative approaches and find commonalities with researchers outside your immediate research area.


Cardiff University is part of a regional alliance with the University of Bath, the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, which aims to share research expertise, resources, and development opportunities. This enables you to work and learn with postgraduate researchers across the South West region.

Doctoral Academy blog

You are invited to contribute to the Doctoral Academy blog, to share your research and PhD journey. Contributing to the blog is a great opportunity for you to practise communication and public engagement skills, and to get published. It also gives you the chance to discover and engage with each other by sharing your Twitter handles and contact details or striking up a conversation in the comments section.