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Commit to Get Misfit

May

05

 
Widening Participation are taking on the Commit to Get Fit challenge, as a department and as two competing teams owing to numbers, so both myself and Chris Mason will be documenting our team’s r...

Commit to Get Fit 2015 - It begins....

May

01

 
MPS Commit To Get Fit 2015!Another year, another month full of fun and activity! Get US committed! The MPS team has a lot to live up to given the successes of last summer, so we're hoping to rise ...

Commit To Get Fit 2015

Apr

30

 
Commit To Get Fit... Possibly the most exciting work-based initiative since my colleague Sam proposed some guerrilla gardening to sort out the patch of grass outside our office. It's a jungle out ther...

My Dirtpol journey thus far … by Olutoyosi Tokun

Apr

28

 
I have been working as a project researcher on the health and environment aspect of the Dirtpol project in Lagos, Nigeria. Basically I have been investigating all sides of the word ‘dirt&rsquo...

Dissertation Distraction #1: Multiculturalism at the Chinese Takeaway

Apr

28

 
Many of you must feel like me: depressed, in the last term of your undergraduate years, wishing you could start all over again, with a dissertation (or two) hanging over you like a dark cloud. In this...

International collaboration- members of the Rusted Lab group make friends with Sao Paulo

Apr

24

 
International collaboration- members of the Rusted Lab group make friends with Sao Paulo Posted on April 24, 2015 by Rusted Lab — No Comments ↓ Two members of the Rusted lab group, Simo...

Feminist critic of Islam (letter to The Independent on Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

Apr

21

 
Feminist critic of Islam In his profile of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Rupert Cornwell refers to her and her husband Niall Ferguson as “conservatives with a shared antipathy to soggy liberalism” (11...

The ACT of Transcription by Jane Nebe

Apr

20

 
Recently, much of my time has been spent transcribing audio recordings collected from interviews and focus group discussions that I’ve conducted during my data collection phase. Transcription is...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 11

Apr

15

 
So, it seems time flies when you're studying law. It doesn't feel like that long ago I was tentatively putting my first entry up on here and now I'm in the last week of term. I have now officially lea...

Perfection Soap

Apr

14

 
We loved this soap advert from Zimbabwean TV. What does it tell us about dirt and cleanliness? About the project: DirtPol is an international cultural studies project based at the Univers...

HCV Treatment in HIV HCV co infection population

Apr

14

 
Research in the Rusted Lab includes a study of the potential adverse side effects of hepatitis C treatment in HIV-positive individuals with a concurrent Hepatitis C infection – this is a conditi...

From Common Waste to Art with a Message: An Interview with Durodola Yusuf by JOHN UWA, DirtPol researcher

Apr

07

 
Curious about the shouts of “Oh my God!” coming from outside the DirtPol office at the University of Lagos, project researcher John Uwa decided to investigate. Outside the building on prom...

How does a cancer virus take over a cell when it replicates? - reprogramming the expression of the human genome

Mar

30

 
How does a cancer virus take over a cell when it replicates? - reprogramming the expression of the human genome Viruses infect all life forms and each virus uses a unique approach to hijack its ho...

CHARITY COMEDY NOW JUST £5

Mar

24

 
Dr Phil Hammond Games to Play with your Doctor, raising money for the Pendsey Trust and featuring Kids With Beards, is now just £5 for Sussex Students Please come and support and laugh away ...

Understanding risk factors for dementia across the lifespan

Mar

23

 
It is inevitable that we all show a slight decline in our cognitive abilities with increasing age, but what causes some of us to ‘drop-off’ to a greater degree than others? This question ...

Appearance on BBC1's 'The Big Questions'

Mar

22

 
I was invited to take part in a debate on "Are we too afraid to talk about race?" on BBC1's The Big Questions on 22nd March 2015. Unfortunately, I could not get my contribution in on the second questi...

Dirt attracts ... tourists?

Mar

19

 
A news article we found interesting today - dirt as tourism? How does this sit with you? http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/26/tourists-or-voyeurs-outsiders-gaze-at-child-labo...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 10

Mar

18

 
Ok, so what I wanna know is where has the time gone? The final exam dates are in, I have a place on the BPTC and the home straight of the GDL is in full swing. It's absolutely terrifying that I have a...

Things that you should have been taught before university

Mar

16

 
1. How to change a lightbulb- after a very testing week at university I was sat in my bedroom and the lightbulb went out, to which I had to call my mum to find out how to get the bulb out of the fitti...

Rachel Riley coming to Campus

Mar

10

 
In the form of signed memrobillia As part of an auction On a night of charity comedy Featuring 2 top quality acts who have sold out in the UK and shined in Edinburgh; Dr Phil Hammond and Kids With...