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Author Spotlight - Development of a rapid diagnostic test for the detection of antibodies or antigens to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-19

One of the students whose work was published in our 8th edition of FIELDS was James Elliff from the school of Applied Sciences.We asked James to tell us a bit more about the research below and you can read the full article here: “My research investigated different options when it came to rapid testing for Covid-19. When this project was under way in 2021, there was still a lot [...]

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Author Spotlight - Equity: Balancing certainty and flexibility to secure justice

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-19

One of the students whose work was published in our 8th edition of FIELDS was Jacob Griffinfrom the Business School. We asked Jacob to tell us a bit more about the research below and you can read the full article here:  “This article looks closely at equity, particularly within the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales.Whereas the common law operates somewhat [...]

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Author Spotlight - Portrayals of gender and identity in the soundtrack of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-19

One of the students whose work was published in our 8th edition of FIELDS was Cerys Elizabeth Eckersley from the school of Music, Humanities and Media.Cerys researched how The Witcher 3’s soundtrack constructs identity, focusing in particular on its use of neo-medievalist signifiers and its contrasting representations of masculinity and femininity. We asked Cerys to tell us a [...]

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Volume 8 of 'FIELDS: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research' is now live

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-19

We are excited to announce that the eighth volume of FIELDS: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research is now live and the content is available to read completely free online at https://www.fieldsjournal.org.uk/ Fields was developed to disseminate the very best of predominately undergraduate research, and this eighth volume presents student research on a wide array of topics from across the [...]

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Book review: 'From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s'

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-11

Our title ‘Mummers to Madness’ has been reviewed by Dave Russell, the author of ‘Popular Music in England, 1840-1914. A Social History’ (1997, second edition). Dave has also published numerous essays and articles on the history of popular music and popular leisure.Although the ‘Madness’ in the title of this excellent new book clearly refers to the north London pop band, I could not help wondering [...]

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From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-09-14

This month we celebrate the release of our latest history book by Prof. David Taylor, who also authored Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies: From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s. This book on popular music is aimed at a wide audience of both academics and those simply seeking to learn more about the history of popular music!This new title [...]

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Article Spotlight: The Consequences for Pharmaceutical Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-23

Following the article in British Journal of Pharmacy by Harry O'Brien, Anna Hatt and James Stones on the consequences of Brexit for pharmaceutical patents and supplementary protection certificates, author Harry O'Brien has written a blogpost briefly explaining their research:A recent paper in the British Journal of Pharmacy from the University of Huddersfield Press discusses the implications of [...]

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Author Spotlight - Is there a deficit of Engineering principle as a result of the UK skills gap?

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-15

One of the students whose work was published in our 7th edition of FIELDS was Sam Edwards from the school of Computing and Engineering. Sam researched the possible UK skill gap in the engineering field through various factors and then investigated how this affected engineers' careers and futures. We asked Sam to tell us a bit more about his research below and you can read his full article [...]

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Author Spotlight - Optical and XCT Measurement of Additively Manufactured Surfaces

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-10

One of the students featured in our 7th edition of FIELDS is Huddersfield Graduate Weidong Liu, from the school of Computing and Engineering. For his article, Weidong analysed surface roughness in 3D printing as this is an important element of 3D printing. We asked Weidong to provide us with a quick general overview of his research:Additive manufacturing is commonly known as 3D printing which is [...]

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Author Spotlight - Measuring the relationship between workplace opportunities and motivation among women in the technology industry.

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-08

Huddersfield graduate Jess Murdoch was one of the students featured in the 7th edition of FIELDS, our open-access student research journal. We asked Jess for some insights into her article and research:The issue of gender imbalance is one that effects almost all industries but is particularly aggressive within tech. Just 14.4% of the overall science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) [...]

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Author Spotlight - Living with the mantle of the Strong Black Woman, in the face of adversity.

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-01

One of the students featured in our 7th Edition of FIELDS (our open-access student research journal) is Laura Pusey from the school of Human and Health Sciences, whose article analysed the mantle of 'the strong black woman'. We asked Laura for a short comment and summary of her work:Often mistakenly perceived as difficult and sassy diva’s; African-Caribbean women have long found themselves [...]

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Author Spotlight - To what extent do game design features impact children's engagement on digital education games?

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-06-01

We asked Huddersfield student Sidra Akram, from the School of Education and Professional Development to talk to us about their research and article in our 7th Edition of FIELDS. Read what Sidra had to say about this here:This study explores the extent to which game design features impact children’s engagement on digital education games (DEG’s). Research has highlighted that the topic of digital [...]

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Author Spotlight - SLOWcial Media: A practice based project exploring the alternatives to social media.

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-05-24

We asked Megan Gregory from the school of Art, Design and Architecture to talk to us about her article in FIELDS, our open-access student journal. Megan wrote about 'slowcial media' as an alternative to social media and the need to disconnect from being online.‘ROOT’, an exploration into the need for rebalancing of natural and digital lifestyles, challenging the human disconnect with nature. The [...]

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Author Spotlight - Combination treatment with migrastatic inhibitors to target brain tumour spread

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-05-20

We asked Hayley Butler from the School of Applied Sciences whose work is featured in our 2021 edition of FIELDS to talk to us about her research:My article proposed a novel treatment to target brain tumour spread and to prevent tumour reoccurrence after surgical resection. This is a highly devastating disease which can lead to mood disorders, seizures and alter personalities. [...]

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Author Spotlight - Investigating the Performance of Rail Steels

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-05-18

Daniel Woodhead from the School of Computing and Engineering is one of the students whose work is published in the 7th edition of FIELDS, our students research journal. We asked Daniel about his research and his article:This study focusses on aiding the understanding of how various material properties effect the different damage mechanisms of rail steels. This will support the future development [...]

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