When Ethics become more than a paper pushing exercise….

After completing my panel in October I have been working through completing the ethics forms for my PhD study. Originally it was seen to have a low risk level. However, from my panel feedback and discussions with colleagues in the department it appears that from the wording on the ethics form my study is actually medium.The primary reason for this? […]

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Time and Memory (and research(er) narratives)

This quote caught my eye: “Time and memory are a fussy firm on interior decorators, always shifting the furniture about and redesigning and even reassigning rooms” (p.28) Banville, John (2012). Ancient Light. London: Viking/Penguin. A timely reminder, if ever we needed it, of the great importance of maintaining a Research(er) Journal THROUGHOUT the process and not rely on memory and […]

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Induction week experience

Having just participated in the post-graduate Induction Week, I would like to share a few comments on this overwhelmingly positive experience. First of all, as an in-context student, I realised the importance of face to face contacts with my supervisors and the rest of the academic community, or other tutors, administrators and fellow PhD students. I have known my supervisors – […]

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