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.

Eureka & Doh: twin poles of the research journey

    Eureka Talking with other PhD researchers recently, what struck me was how many were obtaining  unexpected outcomes from their research.  It’s in the nature of exploration that you … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with NWCDTP PhD researcher, the film maker, Pavel Prokopic

What’s your PhD focused on? My PhD focuses on creating film structures, which I call Affective Signs, that combine unpredictable moments in reality, nuances of performance and elements of cinematic … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Getting That Publicity Photo Done: Some Thoughts For Early Career Artists/Academics

(1) Ever had to produce a photo for an event? The Trials of Passport photos The most common photo requested in the wider world is the passport photo. Rules for … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

How To Write An Artist or 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