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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