Tag Archives: academia

Finding Wonderland – Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst in Newcastle

On the 19th May, I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Oxford University give a talk at Newcastle University. His subject was Finding Wonderland. There is a link to an archive recording of the talk here, but … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: April Edition

It’s Easter! A time of rebirth and chocolate! And an excuse to watch Rise of the Guardians, a movie which deserves a lot more credit and attention than it got. I don’t have many plans for the Easter break. It’s … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole: A Mid-Month Update

With only a week before Christmas, you may think I have neglected a Yuletide-themed post this year. That’s not strictly true. I’ve written three! It just so happens that none of them have made their way here. I mentioned in … Continue reading

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A Look at Smith’s Disaffiliation and belonging: Twitter and its agonistic publics

I was recently asked to talk about an article by one of the lecturers at my university. I was a little wary at first as I didn’t know how to begin, but it was about something I cannot live without: … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: November Edition

First of all, let me just say that my Halloween costume is something I am seriously considering wearing every day from now on. I wore it for the Spectral Visions Halloween Extravaganza, and once more the next day to take … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips for an Enriching Student Experience

People are surprised when I tell them I’m a student. I’m not what they think about when someone mentions a student. I think that means I’m too sober for them. The student lifestyle has become synonymous with binge drinking and … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: September Edition

I am very sorry about my radio silence over the past month. My laptop is having some serious issues with my favourite sites. It wouldn’t even let me tweet. But whatever meltdown my laptop was having, it seems to have … Continue reading

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Aspiration and Might: An Anniversary Special

This is it; the milestone I’ve been looking forward to. I’ve had this blog for exactly 12 months now. For a year, Aspiration and Might has brought you stories of my life, my views on comics and the media, and … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: The Realms of the Unprofessional?

This post is long overdue. It was requested last month, but the real world demanded attention. I can only apologise for the delay. You may remember my post a while back on what you can do with a degree in … Continue reading

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Graduation (Featuring Pictures of the University of Sunderland Graduations)

The past three years of my life has flown by. I have met so many people I am thankful for. This post is not for them though. This post is for you; the people who will graduate soon, or those … Continue reading

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