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Commit to Schedule - Dealing with Injury, Illness and DOMS

May

11

 
What is great about Commit to Get Fit is that you get a bunch of team mates together, most of us don't know each other well and then you've got something to relate to other than work and like any rela...

Netball, well, sort of...

May

11

 
Netball Crazy! The torrent of team trials and tribulations continues into this week, with a quick update on the Netball session. Becky, Naomi and Oonagh signed themselves up for some netballing (o...

A flurry of activity at MPS!

May

11

 
More activities for MPS There has been a flurry of activity over the past week, with a whole bunch of different activities being undertaken by our team. I was absent for all of these, so I will ha...

Being a First Generation Scholar at Sussex

May

10

 
Being made aware of financial support opportunities really helped me to decide what university to attend. I knew that I was already going to be bogged down with £9000 a year tuition fees, knew t...

Quidditch, Charleston, Elections, Reflexology and more!

May

08

 
Week one is over. The fruit bowl in our office has never been so full, brimming with grapes and easy peelers (which are invariably anything but). Because of this, I’ve never felt so guilty about...

ITS - Commit To Get Fit - 4 Do Charleston

May

07

 
Charleston caused quite a stir when it was rumoured to be debuting on Commit to get Fit this year. Great fun, easy enough to learn a lot in one session. Lots of flapping, jazz hands, strolling, ooo'...

You're a wizard, Harry

May

07

 
Another weird Commit to Get Fit update from MPS! Hats off to SussexSport again for the unusual but very welcome inclusion of Quidditch in the lineup this year! This works beautifully for a team li...

Friendship at uni

May

06

 
Friendship plays such an integral part of university. It was one of my first worries about going to university; would I make any friends? Had I forgotten how to make friends? My circle of friends from...

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...