My mentoring journey by Chris Hill

My mentoring journey by Chris Hill

Meeting my mentee for the first time was a bit like going on a blind date. I had no idea who I was going to meet or the nature of their interests. I was nervous in anticipation. In late autumn last year, a group of mentors and mentees all gathered in the bottom floor space […]

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Midweek meditation and mindfulness

Midweek meditation and mindfulness

Midweek meditation and mindfulness workshop | 22nd June 2017 | organised by Sally Bailey and Sarah Walden, Birmingham School of Art On a cloudy afternoon in June, facing the final stages of the academic year, an intrepid troupe of frazzled PhD students set out across Birmingham in search of the oasis of calm that is the Kadampa Meditation […]

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Are you ‘up’ for it?

Are you ‘up’ for it?

An anonymous blog post by a current PhD student … Start a blog, they said at the beginning, you need to write every day. Not a problem. Writing, it seems, has become my life, from partial ideas jotted down in numerous hardback notebooks to the never-ending task of ‘writing up’. What a thought! Am I […]

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Viva 60-second interview: Dr Simon Cummings

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Simon Cummings

Hi Simon, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! A real mixture of emotions: happiness and elation of course, but also a strange mix of anti-climax, sadness and “what on earth do I do now?”   What was your PhD title? Cloud Triptych: an exploration of stochastic movement between discrete musical behaviours.   […]

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