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March 22, 2022 | gsalumniassociation

GSAA: Third term experiences

#3 Internship Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) are introducing a new line of posts on the blog where we invite alumni and second year students …
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February 24, 2022 | gsalumniassociation

GSAA: Third term experiences

#2 Elective courses Hi there! We in the GSAA present to you the second post in our previous third term experiences series. In this …
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February 21, 2022 | gsalumniassociation

GSAA: Previous third term experiences

#1 Internship Hi you, reading this! We in the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) are introducing a new line of posts here, where we …
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Founders of FREJDA
October 6, 2021 | Graduate School

FREJDA: The academic help you always wanted but never asked for

One day, I complained about the process with friends who were also scrambling to find an internship. We joked about how it would be easier to create our own internship position. Things escalated, and we founded FREJDA to guide you (and us) in everything social science...
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Development studies class sitting in front of the main university building
January 22, 2021 | Graduate School

Introducing Graduate School’s Alumni Association!

When we finished one of our last courses at Graduate School, Whitney and I realised that this is it - we are soon leaving the beautiful Lund, friends will travel the world and move to different places. And somewhere between this melancholic and sad feeling that we might never see our talented classmates again, we got an idea to create an Alumni Association for Graduate School.
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September 28, 2020 | Graduate School

How to keep a clean flat

When you’re a student or you work weird hours or you have a deadline or have essentially any excuse, it’s very very easy to say “I can do this later.” and later never happens. Read some of Kelsey's top tips for keeping communal spaces clean here!
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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