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Guest Blog Post: Mentoring an Undegraduate Research Project

One year ago while teaching one of the modules for Media & Communications course I met a fabulous student, Carly, who then I had the pleasure of mentoring as part of the JRA scheme. I am sure all of us encounter students who stand out in their dedication, academic independence and creativity. Although it goes without saying, we should never have, or- even more so- … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Mentoring an Undegraduate Research Project

Guest Blog Post: “Allyship is a choice we make everyday “

In conjunction of International Women’s Day, Yue Ting Woo wrote about what ‘allyship’ means (to her as a researcher, her research, and its applications and viewpoints in society). Through my research on allyship, I have realised that the concept is foreign to many people. Hence, when explaining what “allyship” means, I often default to the general idea – actions (or an identity based on actions) … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: “Allyship is a choice we make everyday “

Guest Blog Post: “Why are you doing this? Reflections on fieldwork and the ‘purpose’ of Social Science research”

This blog post is from a guest contributor, a Sussex Postgraduate researcher grappling with the following question: What is the point of conducting field research among the marginalised or oppressed, if this research will not lead to any immediate improvements onto their lives? Read below to see how our guest blogger tries to reconcile with their different positionalities to try and make themselves and their … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: “Why are you doing this? Reflections on fieldwork and the ‘purpose’ of Social Science research”