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Reflecting on the Doctoral College Launch 

On Thursday 25 January, the Doctoral College was officially launched, celebrating a new home for our community to collaborate, enhance our research activities and build strong connections both within the University and with external partners. We had a jam-packed…

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From BSc to PhD: A Story of Winning Judges’ and People’s Choice Prizes in the Doctoral College Launch Research Poster Competition at Manchester Metropolitan University

During my initial year as an undergraduate student, I never considered pursuing a PhD, let alone envisioning the possibility of winning both the Judges’ Choice Prize and the People’s Choice Prize at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Doctoral College Launch Research…

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Following the History of Women’s Football in Glasgow

Photo credit: https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/get-involved/ngwsd/about-ngwsd/ In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Wednesday 7 February 2024), Stuart shares a blog about his research which explores the link between women’s football and the entertainment industry and how much it…

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National Storytelling Week

In celebration of National Storytelling Week (27 January – 4 February), Noel Fagan writes about his research which seeks to find ways in which those with a learning disability can participate and enjoy the pleasure of creative writing. Photo credit:…

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A Theological Approach to the Holocaust: How can we reconcile this atrocious act of evil with a belief in God? 

When I began my doctoral research into the Holocaust, I never expected it to become a part of my life the way it has. After years of studying philosophy and religion, I naively assumed that a belief in God…

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Understanding the Impact of the Refugee Process Among Kurdish Refugees in Finland Based on the Life Story Approach 

In celebration of the upcoming National Storytelling Week (27 January – 4 February), Afrouz Zibaei shares the stories of the Kurdish refugees she interviewed as part of her ongoing research into the impact of the refugee process among Kurdish…

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Reflecting on ICDBM and the importance of “just going for it”!

In December, I was fortunate enough to attend the International Colloquium on Design, Branding and Marketing, hosted by the University of Manchester. This was a three-day colloquium, consisting of a range of research topics, presentations, and open discussions with…

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16th International Family Nursing Conference 2023: A Great Experience to Engage with Inspiring Nursing Researchers

I had the pleasure of presenting a paper entitled “The Experiences of Primary Caregivers of Children with Cancer using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis”, at the 16th International Family Nursing Conference a prestigious congress held in Dublin, Ireland. Without the funding…

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Attending my first joint EUPLAN/Platelet Society conference, Bristol 2023

The Research Support Award granted by Doctoral Services allowed me to attend my first international EUPLAN conference, jointly held this year with the Platelet Society in Bristol. This was a large 3-day conference that covered various aspects of platelet…

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“Hey, you sound familiar, I know who you are!” Discovering acoustic communication of leopards (Panthera pardus) around European zoos

For me, nothing is more exciting than the world of animal communication. Studying how they “talk” and “express” their needs is my passion, and I’ve been lucky to spend the last five years of my life doing it. I…

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