I noticed it's been about a year since the last thread was started so thought I'd seize the opportunity to start the discussion for what I'm sure will be a fun year without any stress whatsoever.
I study Politics and my dissertation is about why Justin Trudeau and Jeremy Corbyn's respective parties did so well in their latest elections - was it their unusual leadership styles or was it due to other factors? The scale of one assignment lasting an entire year is slightly terrifying but I find this topic really interesting so I'm hoping it'll be okay! For now I'm focusing on literature and considering some research methods before meeting my supervisor for the first time.
What's your subject and idea? And how are you feeling about it at this stage?
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I have started mine (Business and Management degree). Just waiting for Ethical approval.
Posting in here due to the fact that I have my PhD thesis due next September and motivation will be needed!
I have my MSc Dissertation due next September as I am a part-time student.
I have spent some of the Summer getting prepared and conducting some pilot studies - though my Supervisor wasn't very impressed so now I have to do more. Hoping to get these done before term starts again.
Will definitely find myself here from January onwards... probably moaning!
I have my disso for my BA History degree due in around May next year, and I'm doing it on the topic of women's participation in the anti-colonial movements of Algeria and Somalia.
Really excited to do the readings for both topic areas, especially since the Algerian war of Independence offers much to dissect and analyse in terms of gender dynamics in the context of a fierce conflict between guerrilla and colonial forces.
I'm thinking that it will be difficult to find archived documents for both countries, and then paying for translations. However, its worth the challenge to me.
Best wishes everyone!!
My health promotion and public health dissertation is due next year around May. I will be writing about how effective health education interventions in reducing asthma symptoms in teenagers. Right now I am in the research stage, looking for good journal articles.
I am very much a social historian and I am studying refugees as my special subject in year three, so I am hoping to study a particular refugee movement to the UK and responses to them, and identifying new approaches or ways of viewing integration. Alternatively i'd like to interview refugees of their experience as my uni is in a port city so there may be a pocket of remaining refugees still there. I think I may perform a comparative history of the Kenyan Asians who arrived in the UK in the late 60s, with the Ugandan Asians who arrived less than a decade later, who received a much different response.
I have my MSc dissertation due in September. I have already sat an Applied Research module so have already submitted a provisional literature review and received ethical approval.
I've had to compromise a little bit on my methodology as my supervisor didn't want me to do focus groups as she thought I could get more rich data from conducting semi-structured interviews... I hope she is right.
My study is looking at Revenge Porn.
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