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#transplantstories, the Story So Far

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With only 3 days to go until the British Transplant Games (BTG) begin in North Lanarkshire this Thursday, I thought I would spend 20 minutes providing a quick update about the #transplantstories project that we have been working on as a partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council. How? Over a year ago now, I…

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From PhD student to PhDone: Writing up that thesis

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25 days ago, I submitted my PhD thesis. I am relieved that it is now, finally, done. However, you have to forgive me for not writing elsewhere for a while. I’ve not been able to stomach writing anything beyond a text message recently. But I’m back. And I’ve missed writing. Since submitting, I’ve been immersed in web film projects, attending other…

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10 things I know now about completing a PhD [12 weeks to go]

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I’ve just got home from a long (but fab) day on Paisley campus of UWS. Something I’ve not done since I stopped working there in July to finish the PhD. I feel compelled to blog – all the best blogs comes when just feel like it, especially after a long day and you are still going… That’s 3 months gone…

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2015 done. 2016 goals.

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The Internet is now slowly filling up with ‘new year, new me’ posts – and subsequently folk moaning about ‘new year, new me’ posts. I’m in the camp that setting accountable, bloggable goals works for me (and I didn’t really binge over xmas, kept things pretty mundane & hibernated for much of it) so I’m going to camp out on…

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Three ways that an international research trip can benefit your PhD

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Last month, I had the privilege of taking part in a research and knowledge exchange visit to Osaka University in Japan. I feel as if the experience was incredibly beneficial in relation to my PhD journey, but also in terms of being able to understand and navigate academic life through an alternative lens. I’ve had this post sitting in draft…

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Those things I’ve learned through my role as the Digital Commonwealth project coordinator…

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Thursday night’s Digital Commonwealth finale showcase marked the end of a project that I had been involved in and represented for over 2 years. I was in a full time post (funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland) from August 2013 – December 2014 and from January 2014, I’d been retained through UWS for 1-2.5 days a week to completed and…

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