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Situated writing as theory and method – or why don’t you write a novella instead of an article? Dr Mona Livholts

Dr Mona Livholts writes about writing and her new book: Situated Writing as Theory and Method. The Untimely Academic Novella. When I finished writing my dissertation, it had three different endings. One was written in the form that academic readers would expect, based on how dissertations in social work and the social sciences are usually… Continue reading Situated writing as theory and method – or why don’t you write a novella instead of an article? Dr Mona Livholts

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WalkingLab by Dr Sarah Truman and Dr Stephanie Springgay

We are WalkingLab, a queer-feminist walking research-creation collective.[i] At WalkingLab we organise international walking events, conduct research with diverse publics including youth in schools, and collaborate with artists and scholars to realise site-specific research-creation events[ii] that complicate and rupture the White-cis-hetero-ableist-patriarchal canon of walking scholarship. There is currently a global momentum on walking methods, indicated… Continue reading WalkingLab by Dr Sarah Truman and Dr Stephanie Springgay

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The AI Revolution: Balancing Opportunities and Risks, by Prof Anthony Elliott

As the great wave of digital technology breaks across the world, artificial intelligence creeps increasingly into the very fabric of our lives. From personal virtual assistants and chatbots to self-driving vehicles and tele-robotics, AI is now threaded into large tracts of everyday life. It is reshaping society and the economy. Klaus Schwab, founder of the… Continue reading The AI Revolution: Balancing Opportunities and Risks, by Prof Anthony Elliott

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Poll and results: What’s the most challenging part of doing a PhD?

Here are the results of our poll: The other responses were: all of the above + 10 supervision problems impact on mental health problems with academic culture stressing over being good enough finding time to work on PhD when doing it part-time responding positively to challenging feedback From this poll, it looks like, for a… Continue reading Poll and results: What’s the most challenging part of doing a PhD?

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What I want you to know about Foodbank use and food insecurity in the UK, by Kate Haddow

I am really not the sort of person to say I am intelligent and I am happy to admit I know nowt really.  I am not really the kind of person on Facebook or Twitter to get involved in deep debates like Brexit... uhhh god no, give me a good meme any day because I… Continue reading What I want you to know about Foodbank use and food insecurity in the UK, by Kate Haddow