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Welcome back! After a pause over the summer we are now raring to go and delighted to welcome a new cohort of Masters and PhD students, in particular. This month we are all about 'qualitative research' and have lots to share with you from our own experiences and as recommendations for reading. A great place to start if you are just setting out with your research.

For those who are new to our network and perhaps reading our newsletter for the first time, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know what you'd like to see us doing and tell us what you are up to. We started out because we realised that we were missing things individually because no one person can keep track of all the calls for papers, events, articles and news but together we can share these things. And love nothing more that to hear from you about events you are running (or have seen advertised and think others would like to know about), work you have published or created (and it doesn't have to be an academic paper - we love to hear about blogposts, podcasts, images, exhibitions and more). You can get in touch on twitter (@DefenceResNet) and by email ([email protected]).

And as we welcome those new to the DRN, we also say a massive thank you to our super former Co-Chair Jemma Humphries who is now heading off to America on the road trip of a lifetime with her husband and will be stepping back from the DRN (although she has promised to keep us posted on her travels!). Jemma is one of our longest standing committee members and has worked really hard to keep developing the DRN from developing our collaborations with other networks, keeping on top of the website and working on the foundations for our future plans. She has been a fantastic ally and friend and we wish her well (and hope to welcome her back on her return!).

Lucy Wray is now stepping up to Co-Chair with Hannah West and we are really excited to be working together with our dedicated committee to keep moving the DRN forward. We have lots of plans for the months ahead and look forward to sharing these in due course. For now, enjoy the newsletter, thank you all for your ongoing support and do talk to us about anything you need help with.

Hannah West and Lucy Wray
Co-Chairs of the Defence Research Network

See the full newsletter here: Qualitative Research

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