Film, Life, Phd

Isle of Dogs: a delightful escape for adults, not kids

I saw Isle of Dogs (2018) last night at the cinema with a friend, and was delighted by it! The film is written and directed by Wes Anderson. It is a stop-motion animation with some big names voicing characters, including Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin and Scarlett Johnansson. I don't want to ruin the film for anyone… Continue reading Isle of Dogs: a delightful escape for adults, not kids

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Starting my PhD interviews: transcription takes a long time, and Impostor Syndrome is real!

Last week I interviewed two people for my PhD research, and I will hopefully be interviewing many more people over the next year. The interviews are qualitative semi-structured interviews  (interviews focused on in-depth conversations with people, with some set questions asked to all interviewees but also allowing them to lead the conversation), which is the first time… Continue reading Starting my PhD interviews: transcription takes a long time, and Impostor Syndrome is real!

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Passing my initial review and conference presentation

It has been a very long time since I have posted on here, sorry! This is due to a combination of having been unwell, and getting very busy at university with various projects. But this is precisely what I wanted to avoid: posting about the PhD journey is an important way of documenting the process,… Continue reading Passing my initial review and conference presentation

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My first conference presentation and charity fundraising

Last week was very exciting - I gave my first conference presentation! Bournemouth Uni put on the Faculty of Media and Communication Post Graduate Conference 2017 on Wednesday, showcasing the diverse research going on in the department. My short presentation was titled "More than just a (c) symbol: Understanding copyright law and how to protect… Continue reading My first conference presentation and charity fundraising

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The first month of the PhD: beginning to climb the mountain

So it's been almost a month since I first started university as a PhD student. It's been an incredibly busy month (by choice), with very few evenings spent at home doing nothing. I've found that there are an incredible amount of interesting events and opportunities to be involved in, if you want to. I've signed up… Continue reading The first month of the PhD: beginning to climb the mountain

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A tale of two halves: mother! film review

I went to watch a profoundly different film this week: mother! It was chilling, but also beautiful. mother! was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence plays Mother beautifully as a gentle, nurturing soul, capable of extreme acts when humanity has pushed her to the very edge of sanity. Javier Bardem plays Him in a… Continue reading A tale of two halves: mother! film review

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Week two of the PhD: the fun begins

I'm now into my second week of my PhD; and there has been an information overload! There have been so many new log-in details, names, room numbers and IT systems that my head has been constantly spinning. And, most significantly, I have made friends and am no longer sat by myself being weird in the… Continue reading Week two of the PhD: the fun begins

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First day of my PhD

Today I officially enrolled and started my PhD. I was very jittery as I walked to the uni, worrying that there wouldn't be anyone there that I got on with. I needn't have worried, there were 10 or 11 other PhD students starting in my department and they were all really friendly. Everyone was in… Continue reading First day of my PhD