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My Journey: Foundation Year to PhD 

This is my very first blog, but I’m sure won’t be the last, so I hope you enjoy reading! I graduated in Biomedical Science here at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2023, where I first did a foundation year and…

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Stress Awareness Month

(Photo credit: RNLI/Nigel Millard) To raise awareness for Stress Awareness Month in April, Mark Machin, a doctoral student at Manchester Metropolitan University, shares a blog about his research around the wellbeing and performance challenges for High Demand Operators brought…

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Being a Neurotypical Researcher in Neurodiversity Research 

For World Autism Awareness Day (Tuesday 2 April), Alex shares a blog about her experience as a Neurotypical researcher in Autism research and how she attempts to navigate the complexities of this space. I’ve been invited to write this…

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The Poetics of ‘Home’: Critical-Creative Approaches to the Representation of ‘Home’ in Poetry 

In celebration of World Poetry Day (Thursday 21 March), James shares a blog about his research into the representation of ‘home’ in poetry.   Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever…

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What Does Eco-Poetry Look Like When You Can’t Get Out of Bed? 

In celebration of World Poetry Day on Thursday 21 March, Anna shares a blog about her research and writing, focused on eco-poetry and mental health. The title of this blog is also the title of the poetry collection which…

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Countergeographies: Investigating Person and Place on World Poetry Day

Hello everyone! In a general sense, the focus of my PhD research is plotting intersections between urban theory, architecture, and poetry. More specifically, I hope to investigate how and why a geographically urban poetry can impact and inform neighbouring…

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World Poetry Day: Poetry Communicating Across Gender Boundaries 

World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March every year. It was founded by UNESCO in 1999, to promote poetry as a way to support linguistic diversity, and communication across borders.   Practiced throughout history – in every culture and…

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Emotive and Unpredictable, and Mostly, Unexpected 

In celebration of World Poetry Day on 21 March, Wendy shares a blog about her research journey.  My PhD research at Manchester Met is based on how Barbara Hepworth’s sculptural practice could be used to inform a new poetic…

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The Portrayal of Women in Algerian News Media on International Women’s Day 

As part of the university’s celebration of International Women’s Day, I would like to take the opportunity to share my research topic which is concerned with the portrayal of women in Algerian news media.   Research Aims and Motivations   My…

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Informing Solidarity to Inspire Inclusion   

From breaking barriers to shattering stereotypes, women have been at the forefront of change. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “inspire inclusion,” urges us to actively and relentlessly appreciate and value our achievements to forge a better world…

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