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Interior of a kitchen
September 9, 2020 | Graduate School

How to create a good communal environment

Continuing with her advice on communal living, Kelsey offers some advice on how to create a good communal environment: My best advice would be to “​Live with people that you want to be like.”​ This is a simple concept that I think more people should adopt.
  • Accommodation
  • Student life
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Person reading at a museum
August 3, 2020 | Graduate School

Who are we writing for?

When you study one thing day in and day out, it is hard to take a step back and realise what information you are taking for granted. While we use reflexivity to understand where we stand as a researcher in relation to the subject of study we don’t often use it with us as the academic in relation to our audience...
  • Studying
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June 10, 2020 | Graduate School

Re-thinking Communal Living

Communal living often fails because it is treated like a group project. That is, you are thrown together with people you hardly know and expected to work in harmony. Learning conflict resolution and compromising are part of the process and it will ultimately prepare you for ‘the real world’ where you might encounter people that you might not like...
  • Accommodation
  • Student life
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May 20, 2020 | Graduate School

Next-level sustainability? Dumpster diving in Lund

This led me to think about and reflect upon the social position and individual and ideological reasons for dumpster diving. An individual with a very favourable social position like myself, legitimises his choice to search through garbage with sustainability, student income, and vegetarianism. This turns it into something cool, hip, and even trendy called dumpster diving, framed within discourses of sustainability from the position of a white male student. I highly doubt that a socially marginalised individual, homeless and hungry, can give store owners, security, or society the same “acceptable” explanation.
  • Student life
  • Sustainability
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May 20, 2020 | Graduate School

The creating of a gendered person

Is it possible to create knowledge that is accessible to more people, while maintaining the same validity and status as that of a traditional academic writing? That was what I wanted to explore in my internship report.
  • Internship
  • Social Studies of Gender
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May 19, 2020 | Graduate School

A thesis survival guide: 5 ways to make your life easier

As a recent thesis course “survivor,” I believe that my case can be a cautionary tale for those of you who tend to procrastinate, get distracted, fail to set achievable goals or spend way too much time reading—basically, the ones who make the entire process of thesis-writing much harder for themselves than it is supposed to be.
  • Thesis
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Screenshot of a Zoom call
May 19, 2020 | Graduate School

“This one is as personal as it is global.”

As all of Lund University has transitioned to temporary distance education and promoted social distancing, we wanted to hear how some of our students have been adapting to this new way of learning – and life in self-isolation. Here is what we learned about her experience.
  • Covid-19
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