involved in RiCH currently work in the areas of Broadcasting and
Journalism, Creative and Professional Writing, Cultural Studies,
English, European Studies, Film, Media and Communications,
Philosophy, and Public Relations.
RiCH has proved itself as an inclusive and
mutually supportive group of researchers that is ideally placed to
build bridges, not only between subject areas, but also between
researchers on different steps of the experience ladder.
There is some overlap in terms of staff
involvement with the cluster in Critical and Creative Production
and the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research,
although RiCH sees itself as more open to new researchers from a
greater variety of subject areas and its very nature as a cluster
makes for fluctuations in membership/affiliation.
Shared staff involvement is turned to mutual
advantage in terms of sharing research ideas, exchanging
information regarding e.g. conference and grant opportunities,
international links (some, like Germany, France and Bulgaria
already in existence) and research collaborations that might
otherwise not happen.
The cluster aims to present a regular open
seminar series with papers given by staff, outside speakers and
post-graduate students. It also organises regular workshops to
encourage staff new to research and to provide mentoring by more
experienced colleagues; hold round table discussions about topics
of mutual interest in order to generate and develop research ideas;
increase expertise and involvement with post-graduate
RiCH aims to work with appropriate colleagues
in the School to increase grant applications and develop the skills
to write these successfully; after starting modestly, perhaps with
applications for conference funding, staff could go on to work with
e.g. Sylvia Haycox in the Graduate School on more ambitious
projects. At this stage, colleagues may be ready to move into
research centres or institutes.
RiCH sees itself very much as a seedbed that
prepares colleagues for the most appropriate expression of their
achievement. It has the potential to contribute to a large number
of UoAs. RiCH staff teach on many of the
Schools MA programmes and could (with appropriate support)
offer PhD supervision in attractive areas.
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