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PhD Update: Enter the warpzone…

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Reading through my research diary and blog posts at the time, I realise it’s been exactly five years since I was in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In all honesty, back then I would have thought my PhD about the alternative, resistance and social media of those games would have been long completed by now. In fact, it…

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Phd update: 13 months on since restarting

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And just like that, it’s December. I’m writing this with my last hour of my third writing retreat of the academic year 2014/2015. I wanted to use this time to give a quick update & reflection on my PhD progress, as I started 2014 with the good intention of doing monthly updates, which subsequently ended up being kept offline instead. Regardless,…

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Looking for opportunities in 2015

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone and how much has happened during this time. My current contract as  is coming to an end after Christmas and I’m currently putting the feelers out for new opportunities (either short term, freelance and/or part time) to get involved in during the final write-up year of my PhD. Jennifer M. Jones…

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What I need to write about during February 2014

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This is my second post of 2014 that checks in with my writing goals and sets some new ones for the month. As I’m working full time at the moment, it can be quite difficult to be disciplined with my own writing, as especially (I hope!) to have some good news in terms of where restarting my PhD is concerned,…

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Outcomes of Writing Retreat Number 2: Returning to the Ethics Form

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I’m writing this blog post during the final 30 minutes of my second writers’ retreat. It has been great to be able to return to the retreat so soon after the last one in November. This time Kieran was able to join me (who is 2 weeks into his PhD, after spending the first 3 months of his enrolment completing…

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What I need to write about during January 2014

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First post of 2014, a particularly important year for me as I’m working full time on a project with “Glasgow 2014” in the job description. Eek. Secondly, 4 years after I initially collected my data from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (after a year out in 2013!) I am returning to my PhD (part time) to complete the write up…

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