Monthly Archives: November 2014

How Is The Identity of The Care Leaver Represented in Fiction?

One of the things I sometimes do is Guest blog for Lisa Cherry. I’ve written six articles mostly about care leavers. Last October I was invited by The Brathay Trust to present the beginnings of my research about care leavers … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home #kickedoutkids

One of the things I sometimes do is Guest blog for Lisa Cherry. I’ve written six articles mostly about care leavers. Back in February, a Channel 4 documentary Kicked Out Kids, explored the issues facing young care leavers. It was shown at … Continue reading

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Why Care Leavers in Fiction?

It has become apparent that there are some people who do not know what a care leaver is. I admit I’m quite shocked. I thought in this age of constant news and media, we would have all come across the … Continue reading

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How Much Discrimination Can Young People In Care Take?

One of the things I sometimes do is Guest blog for Lisa Cherry. I’ve written six articles mostly about care leavers. After I attended the Brathay Trust, Flying on the Ground Conference I reflected on the experience. What I saw at the … Continue reading

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Applications, Supervisors, Funding

A PhD is not something that can happen overnight. The process can take many years depending on whether you are studying part or full-time. Unlike a Masters or Degree, where you just apply to the university, preparing an application for … Continue reading

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PhD Research Journey

I was due to start an English PhD this September but didn’t get the funding. All public funding is extremely difficult to get, even more so now because higher education funding is being decimated. See more about my Funding journey … Continue reading

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