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This is a monthly theme very close to my heart as creativity, both as method and for dissemination, have been something I have increasingly embraced in my research. I only got into it because I made the mad decision to collaborate with my husband on a music video as a public engagement exercise in the middle of my PhD and have ever since got so much from such collaborations which have helped me to see things differently, whether my research or my own positionality. I hope we can inspire you with our theme this month and encourage you to give something new a try.

I am extremely grateful to Lucy Robinson and Veronika Poniscjakova for their hard work with this month's theme, for filling this newsletter which such a fantastic array of content and for arranging such a great live event on creative research dissemination. It has been great to hear from our DRN community too about all you have been doing along these lines and are delighted to share some of that here too.

I also wanted to say that whether you are just starting out on your Masters or PhD journey or are returning for another year of lecturing or research, good luck for the start of the new academic year. And from someone who is in the thick of this right now, solidarity with all those seeking the next step whether into, out of or onwards in academia - we wish you every success with whatever comes next.

Take care,

Hannah West
Chair of the Defence Research Network

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