"Why?" is a question I'm faced with a lot recently, partly because I have small children who tend to utter this word an awful lot, but mostly because explaining the "why" of research has never been more important. I've been meaning to write this post for some time now spurred on by recent events like … Continue reading Authenticity & finding your why
Last week I attended a course commissioned by the South West & Wales Vitae hub entitled "Focus on...Resilience". This was a course aimed at people who support the development of researchers with an enticing topic that seems to be high on everyone's priority list, even if the attribute of "resilience" might at first appear a … Continue reading Touching the Void & becoming more resilient
On Monday (11th July) myself and Dr Sharron Whitecross from Research, Business & Innovation contributed to one of the UWE Research Centre away days by facilitating a discussion about the challenges of working in an area of research that involves many disciplines. The researchers were concerned that the different perspectives from disciplines might get in the … Continue reading Paradigm wars and perspectivism
A few weeks ago I spied an announcement from the makers of the "Piled Higher and Deeper" comic strip that they had gone and made a film. Now this has me quite excited because, although the protagonists of this comic strip are set in the U.S., the shenanigans portrayed translate very well to the UK experience … Continue reading PhD – The Movie. Coming soon to a university near you?
On Friday 1st July, UWE held it's first summer connections event for doctoral students from across all faculties and this is an attempt to capture some of the things that came out of the day to preserve it for posterity. We wanted to offer an opportunity for doctoral students to be able to get together … Continue reading The Summer Connections Event Round up