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Film review: #BFIFlare Valencia prod. Michelle Tea (Hearts)

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 April 2020

This unique take of a portrayal of 'Michelle' as told by Michelle Tea's memoirs, over a year in the life of a 90s dyke explores a 21st Century retrospective of what it meant to be a queer in San Fransisco then, and in doing so, now.

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King Of Clubs: King Of Hearts

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 06 February 2020

Frankie Sinatra’s drag king night Kings of Clubs has become a well-established must-attend cabaret night on the scene.

Borne from inspiration at the emergence of drag king talent, Frankie has created a welcome, inclusive event that showcases the best of the acts from around the world, old and new. 

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Victoria Victorious! @ Brighton’s Komedia

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 17 January 2020

“Hannah Brackenbury’s ease of word play and joke set-ups capture the best of Victoria Wood’s legacy”

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40@40 in 2020

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 03 January 2020

Yes, it's hard to believe, but I am turning 40 in the year 2020 (April 15th to be exact). To celebrate, I am spending all year doing crazy activities and trying to raise £440 for 4 incredible charities who deliver excellent services in causes close to my heart. 

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Lucy Spraggan “raises the roof” at Union Chapel

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 05 December 2019

“However many times she takes to the stage, every show is different”

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Writing your PhD proposal: What isn’t in the manual?

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 December 2019

Are you considering applying to do a PhD? Katie shares her warts-and-all experience of writing a proposal and enjoying it…

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Everybody needs good Gaybours

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 22 November 2019

Talking lez/bi representation in Erinsborough with the cast of Neighbours

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Back to school

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 October 2019

Katie shares her story about returning to study following a long break while she worked. From the initial anticipation of choosing a course and applying, through to the differences of then and now, Katie looks at the value of the mature student experience…

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Head Strong: How I managed my mental health during my studies

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 03 September 2019

Katie shares her personal experience about starting university whilst facing mental health problems including anxiety and depression. Through accessing some of the support services available, Katie has been able to thrive whilst at Warwick. Read about her journey here... 

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Ready, Set, Present: Be ready for your first conference presentation

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 22 August 2019

There are many ways to make the most of learning experiences at university, and one valuable transferable skill is presenting to an audience. Katie talks about her experience of presenting at a conference for the first time and what she learned…

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Lost at sea: How to navigate the second year of a part-time masters

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 25 July 2019

Undertaking a masters degree at Warwick is not for the faint-hearted. On top of that many students choose a part-time pathway, which brings a whole set of additional challenges for staying focused and succeeding. Katie shares some of the methods she and her classmates have adopted in order to keep the ship on course…

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Writing is rewriting, right?

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 25 June 2019

Creative writers know better than anyone the pain and necessity for editing work and they often spend months perfecting draft after draft. Katie shares tips and ideas from the writing toolbox that can shortcut some of the most common pitfalls and help refine your dissertation into a masterpiece…

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Accessible Higher Education: How can I influence my course content to be more representative and inclusive?

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 14 May 2019

Have you ever felt your course and curriculum syllabuses don’t always represent the diverse student population here at Warwick? Do you come up against privilege biases in perspectives, theories, models, texts and data that are taught? To think about your role in shaping how your curriculum is developed so that it is more inclusive and representative of genuinely diverse perspectives, Katie considers what is underway at Warwick to “liberate the curriculum”…

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Am I a Researcher?

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 11 April 2019

Unsure whether a final year research project or dissertation is for you? Interested in creative ways to build your skills and confidence for employers? Want more than just to be told what knowledge is important? To see how students can drive and shape their own learning experience at Warwick, Katie explores the possibilities and opportunities in research for taught students…

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Super-Vision: the dissertation super hero

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 February 2019

What’s the point of supervisions? They may seem like a tedious formality, but Katie discusses ideas on how to make these sessions meaningful, based on her own experiences throughout her MA dissertation project…

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