Vivid Stream by Susie Self

Vivid Stream by Susie Self

Here’s PhD Student, Susie Self’s, new Installation Opera VIVID STREAM, which was performed at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the 27th June 2018 as part of The CODA Festival.   The installation is designed to run independently and continuously in a space. Perhaps in the foyer of an opera house so that people can interact with as much or as little as they like. In […]

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My Erasmus Experience: Bukola Ajala

My Erasmus Experience: Bukola Ajala

The Erasmus exchange programme has impacted my life in very significant ways.  I arrived at Birmingham City University on the 29th of January 2018 and left for my home country exactly at the expiration of the 3-month programme. I left both the institution and the country with mixed feelings- though I had thoroughly enjoyed my […]

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About the experience (not the research): Jerome Turner

About the experience (not the research): Jerome Turner

These blogs are transcripts of interviews taken by former journalist, Simon Crisp, with research students at various stages of their PhDs. About the experience (not the research) with Jerome Turner In this series, we sit down with a current (or recent) PhD researcher and actively try not to talk about their research. Instead, we chat […]

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Viva 60-second interview: Dr Sarah Raine

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Sarah Raine

Hi Sarah, congratulations on passing your viva! What was your PhD title? ‘A Little Togetherness’: Making claims, negotiating boundaries, and forging meaning as a younger member of the British northern soul scene. Can you explain in a couple of sentences what your PhD was about? My PhD explored the experiences of the younger generation of […]

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My Erasmus Experience: Lade Atofojomo

My Erasmus Experience: Lade Atofojomo

MY BIRMINGHAM-ERASMUS EXPERIENCE: THE SEASON OF CONTRADICTIONS Lade Atofojomo I used to love travelling in and around Nigeria as a teen and young adult and did so within my limited budget as often as I could, but responsibility of career, home and children seem to have ‘cured’ me of this love. I had also been […]

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Reflections on Post-completion Writing: Dr Dave Harte

Reflections on Post-completion Writing: Dr Dave Harte

Reflections on Post-completion Writing        Dr Dave Harte About a year ago I received an email from Cardiff University (where I was studying for my PhD on a part-time basis) informing me that my access to library services was about to be cut off as I was no longer a student. This was Cardiff’s inelegant way […]

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