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Competition: Blogs of 2014

With Ben being crowned X-Factor victor, Lewis Hamilton zooming off with Sports Personality of the Year and Strictly reaching its own climax, the biggest competition...
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Blog re-launched today

Welcome to my new-look blog. It’s not too different from before, but there are one or two changes. The most significant of which is the...
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Ruby Wax and co-production

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Ruby Wax, probably the best campaigner for the elimination of stigma against mental health problems. Although I am a...
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On being a pracademic

I have finally resolved my identity crisis! I have discovered that I am a pracademic. What am I on about? Well, the term almagamates the...
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Wherever I lay my towel…

This year I went on holiday abroad with my family to a hotel with a pool. This was a new experience for me. As such, I...
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Fear of rejection

The fear of rejection is an anxiety underpinning much of academic life. But it is also its lifeblood. Research quality is determined by academic peers...
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So far in July…

There is a myth that in the summer months when term finishes and students go home, academics disappear from the university and are not seen again...
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Welcome to my new blog…

I am completely new to blogging and am not really sure that I will have much to say. However, I thought that I would give...