New Year, Fresh Start?

Emily Lynn is a NWCDTP funded first year PhD researcher in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the intersection between faith and the public welfare activities of faith-based organisations. Emily is the editor of NWCDTP Online and NWCDTP’s Social Media Coordinator. Follow her on Twitter at: @EmilyJLynn…

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Lessons learnt from the first year of my PhD

Mike Ryder is a second year PhD student at Lancaster University. His research interests include biopolitics, sovereignty, science fiction and war. He is particularly interested in the intersection between literature and philosophy, and the works of Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault. In today's blog post, Mike reflects on the first year of his…

Reflecting on your Academic Journey

 Jamie Little is a second year AHRC-funded Religious Studies PhD student in the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion and Lancaster University. Her thesis focuses on the connections between identity and charismatic leadership in emerging religious communities. She can be found on Twitter at @jamielouisel     One of the most important things that came…

Organising the NWCDTP conference: Reflections

Christina Brennan is a third-year PhD student in English Literature and American Studies at the University of Manchester. Her PhD is on the post-apocalyptic imagination in contemporary North American literature after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. She is currently a Widening Participation Fellow at Manchester and she completed a PhD placement in the Young People’s…

The Forward Moving Train

Gemma Meek is a third year North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership funded PhD Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research looks at what she terms ‘socially engaged book art’. Often this involves artists collaborating with particular social groups (homeless participants, communities formed around place, women’s groups, etc.) in the collaborative production of books, to…

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to NWCDTP's new blog! In an effort to welcome the new academic year, we wanted to refresh this online space in order to make it more accessible, engaging and inviting for all students who are part of the Arts & Humanities Council's North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. This blog aims to…