The Surprises of Research Impact

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Sam Murray has been studying the independent music scene in Portland, Oregon. Here he tells us how his public engagement work in the city has led to some unexpected outcomes… “An interesting aspect of a PhD is the impact it can have on the field of study; this can vary from having a
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Public Engagement in Portland

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Sam Murray, Second Year PhD Student For PhD students there are millions of buzzwords and key phrases expect of us during our time of study, some of these can confuse and contort whereas other can be rather enriching and rewarding. For an ethnographer public engagement has become a blessing in disguise, a perfect way to
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World’s musical hotspots face threat of creeping gentrification

Posted on 7 February 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Sam Murray, PhD student, Cardiff University School of Music This article originally appeared on The Conversation.     The music venue Night and Day in Manchester is threatened following complaints from residents living nearby about noise. They suggested pictures fell from walls because the bass was so loud”. The venue, however, has been a stalwart of Manchester’s music scene,
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