NDPH Peer Support

In the academic year 2016/2017, a peer support programme was introduced in NDPH. You may already be familiar with peer support, or have heard about it from your college. This blog reiterates the concept of peer support, introduces the NDPH peer supporters and tells you a little more about what activities we have planned for... Continue Reading →

Learning R

A wise man once told me the difference between using Stata and R is like comparing a bus with a 4x4 that has a kayak on the roof and climbing gear on the back seat. Getting on a bus is relatively easy; all you have to do is figure out which bus takes you to... Continue Reading →

Corrections: The Final Frontier…

It’s easy to see your viva as the end of your DPhil and if you pass with minor corrections then congratulations, you’re almost there! Whether you’re planning on doing your corrections from your office desk or from a hammock on a beach in the Caribbean, there are a few important things you need to know... Continue Reading →

1st June – NDPH Careers Day

Free careers advice, excellent guest speakers and a free lunch... What's not to love?! NDPH are running a careers day on 1st June and all students are encouraged to attend.  Please sign up here. Where: Richard Doll Building Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 Time: 10.00 – 14.30 10.00 – 10.20 - Introductory Session This will set... Continue Reading →

40 practice questions for viva preparation

Impending viva? Want to get ahead with a bit of question-answer practice? While every viva is different and most questions will be specific to your project, below is a list of generic questions that your examiners might ask about how your thesis developed, your research area in general and the strengths and weaknesses of your... Continue Reading →

Cities will determine the health and wellbeing of populations in the 21st century: Threat or opportunity?

Building a case for action The environment in which we move, work, learn, play, and eat determines our potential to achieve good health. Concrete jungles, food desserts, roads which resemble car parking lots, overpowering air and noise pollution, obesogenic environments, and isolation among density are not uncommon features of urban living – all of which... Continue Reading →

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