Monthly Archives: September 2013

My first supervision

I was both looking forward to this and slightly apprehensive – experienced supervisor meets very inexperienced PhD student. There is a lot to be said for having met your supervisor before you

Back on campus!

Induction day – the sun is shining, campus is crowded and everyone is smiling, apart from, that is, those who are lost.  They look a bit puzzled. It’s a great feeling when

System is thinking

The application system worked very well and was easy to use, as long as you kept your wits about you.  However, the smooth process stopped once the offer was made unconditional. My

qiānlǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zúxià

A journey of a thousand li starts with a single step.[1] It is a very wise saying, but every time I read this or hear it, I think of Winnie the Pooh.

Who can say nice things about me?

The application process is automated and very simple.  A word to anyone using similar systems with radio buttons to choose options: moving your hand across a touchpad is very likely to change

Research topic and questions

My research topic is: “The treatment of the poor and disadvantaged in Cleobury Mortimer and surrounding parishes: 1770-1900”. In conducting this research, I hope to be able to answer a number of