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Author spotlight: how do crystals protect our drinking water?

Author spotlight: how do crystals protect our drinking water?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-28

Chemistry student Laura Lo has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. If I was to explain my research to someone new to the subject, I would firstly ask them if they ever thought about the process of clean tap water. We wash, drink and [...]

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Author spotlight: open access publishing and video art

Author spotlight: open access publishing and video art

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-23

James Fox is one of our authors from Volume 2 of Fields, and we caught up with him to chat about how his research is progressing and the importance of open access publishing in his field.  Tell us a bit about your area of specialism? As a researcher at the University of Huddersfield I specialise in music composition and video art. I have been learning about how we perceive and [...]

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Author spotlight: why is social entrepreneurship on the rise?

Author spotlight: why is social entrepreneurship on the rise?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-21

Social Sciences student Gemma Humphris has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. When I first discovered the term ‘social enterprise’ I had no idea what it was. I researched the term and discovered that a social enterprise is what [...]

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Happy World Poetry Day - sneak preview

Happy World Poetry Day - sneak preview

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-21

As today is #WorldPoetryDay we thought it apt to do a preview of our newest book, I You He She It - Experiments in Viewpoint . This beautiful collection of prose and poetry is compiled by the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield and brings together established writers and emerging talent from all over the UK. You can order the book in print or [...]

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Author spotlight: how important are nuptial agreements?

Author spotlight: how important are nuptial agreements?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-14

Paralegal Helen Newman has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. I am not a writer, not really. I am a case loaded paralegal working for a specialist criminal practice. I may write the occasional blog post for work based upon cases I have [...]

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London Book Fair 2017 - academic publishing

London Book Fair 2017 - academic publishing

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-13

For many publishers and authors this week the big event is London Book Fair. Running from the 14th-16th March in Olympia in London, this year there will be over 25000 visitors from 124 different countries. Although we won't be there this year I thought it might be handy to do a quick roundup of the research/academic activities going on during the fair. Follow the LBF Blog First of all, [...]

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Author spotlight: how does shift work affect healthcare students?

Author spotlight: how does shift work affect healthcare students?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-07

Healthcare student Geri Gee has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published.   How would you explain your research to someone new to the subject? My research was designed to address the needs of healthcare students undergoing an academic [...]

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New issue of student research journal Fields

New issue of student research journal Fields

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-03-01

Launched in 2015, Fields is quite unique as a journal in that it gives students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, the chance to publish their work through a rigorous academic peer review process. As well as giving a platform to this excellent research, the process gives the students valuable experience of the publishing process – something which they can draw on if they choose [...]

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Writing 'boot' camp to foster proactive and supportive writing cultures for undergraduates.

Writing 'boot' camp to foster proactive and supportive writing cultures for undergraduates.

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-02-21

With Volume 3 of Fields about to be published, we are enjoying looking back at the development work @tali_hud has been doing with undergraduate researchers

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Celebrating Academic Book Week 2017

Celebrating Academic Book Week 2017

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-01-23

Happy Academic Book Week 2017! Following on from the success of Academic Book Week 2016, this international celebration of academic books is back for a second year with a focus on diversity, innovation and influence. At the University of Huddersfield Press we are really proud of our academic book portfolio , and are particularly excited about our open access publications [...]

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The Making of a University - book review

The Making of a University - book review

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2016-12-07

We are pleased to bring you this great review from John Hargreaves. Dr John A. Hargreaves graduated from the University of Southampton and has taught in secondary, higher and adult education in West Yorkshire. He completed his MA and PhD as a part-time student at Huddersfield where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in History. He gave the Annual J.H. Whitley Lecture for the University [...]

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Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies - a new look at 19th Century policing

Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies - a new look at 19th Century policing

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2016-11-28

We have been really excited here at the Press about our latest release: Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies by David Taylor. The culmination of David's detailed research, the book explores issues facing the police in the 19th Century, focusing on Huddersfield and the surrounding district. The stories contained in the new book are real eye openers, and give a tangible taste of life for policemen, [...]

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The launch of the British Journal of Pharmacy

The launch of the British Journal of Pharmacy

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2016-11-16

We are very excited to announce the official launch of a brand new pharmacy journal: the British Journal of Pharmacy . Read Issue 1 of BJPharm A first in its field, BJPharm offers an open access publishing opportunity with no Article Processing Charge (APC)whilst maintaining a high quality peer review and editorial process. We caught up with Editor Hamid Merchant to [...]

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Huddersfield's history explored in new book

Huddersfield's history explored in new book

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2016-11-14

New book explores the history of the University of Huddersfield Last week saw the launch of the latest addition to the Press portfolio: The Making of a University by the late John O'Connell. Attended by John's  family and friends, plus University Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan CBE and Pro Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning Professor Tim Thornton, the launch was a lovely way to [...]

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is here!

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is here!

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2016-11-14

This week we see the return of the fabulous Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf), and with it a whole host of original performances, talks, events and displays to get your teeth into. Plan your visit to the hcmf festival There is a great online guide to the ten day programme to help you plan your visit, and you can also download the whole brochure to flick [...]

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