North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

A blog for students funded by a cross institutional scheme through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train a new generation of skilled researchers. Offering postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of the AHRC’s disciplines. All views are those of students and are not necessarily those of the NWCDTP.

Getting That Bio Pic Done: Some Thoughts For Early Career Artists/Academics

(1) As the NWCDTP Post Grad Conference on Identity nears (deadline for papers, posters, creative performances  = 30th June 2017, with the conference itself 25/26 October 2017. See, it … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing An Artist/Author Bio: a muse, some links and examples

  Dear {Your Name Here} Please supply a 100 word biography. Please include nothing cute, nothing clever*. Please write it in your own blood, having agonised for fourteen hours over … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joshua Hughes describes the AHRC NWCDTP sponsored ‘Terrorism and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century’ Research Network

    What is the group/network about? The research network is called ‘Technology, Terrorism and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century’ it is focussed on cutting-edge innovation in these areas, … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Writing For Liberty Conference, Centre for the Book, Cape Town. March 2017 (Pete Kalu)

They came. Some with formulas for solving the universe. Others suggesting only one provisional point from which to view this particular mote of dust.  Delegates carried to conference earth, air, … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

3 Minute Thesis: My 3 attempts with 3 different audiences (Pete Kalu)

  Ex British Prime Minister Tony Blair had a way with soundbites. His “the people’s princess” comment upon Princess Diana’s death in 1997 was in my view the 90’s best … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Be Two Inches Taller: Collaborations

Some immediately spring to mind: Beyonce & Jay Z, Tosh & Marley, Kahlo & Rivera, McFadden & Whitehead, Westwood and McClaren, Laurel & Hardy… I love hooking up with other … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

PhD Survival: 7 Bullets To Dodge*

The poet, Coleridge was famously interrupted as he was writing his brilliant work, Kubla Khan. He said he dreamt the entire poem (some reaearchers say possibly under the influence of … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment