Helen Atkinson


I am pleased to have been asked to write the editorial for the third issue of FRONTIER.

FRONTIER is an excellent initiative in journalism at the University of Leicester. Led entirely by postgraduate research students, it highlights the interesting and innovative research of our students across the University and provides a voice for the postgraduate research community. With its third issue, it is quickly establishing itself as a staple of this community and I look forward to reading many issues to come. I hope that, as postgraduate researchers read this issue, they become inspired to discuss their research with FRONTIER’s readership and to contribute articles to future issues. This is a great way for students to develop their skill in communicating to nonspecialist audiences – something that will continue to benefit them throughout their careers. If you want to get involved either as an author or an editor, please get in touch with the FRONTIER team by emailing frontier@le.ac.uk.

What you see before you is a finished piece, but there is a lot of work that went on behind the scenes to make this issue possible. The efforts of the editors, Felicity Easton, Jonathan Smith and Francisco Valente Gonçalves deserve particular praise for their organisation and extensive work in compiling, editing and designing this issue. These editors, along with the help of the sub editors you see below, have volunteered a lot of their spare time to bring you this magazine. I would like to thank Dr Sarah Bugby and Dr Jason Wickham for their help in ensuring that the magazine continues to be a platform for communicating postgraduate research. Of course the magazine relies on the articles contributed by postgraduate researchers who have taken the time to share their research, for which we are all grateful. I hope you enjoy reading this issue and please contact the FRONTIER team with your feedback and articles for the next issue.

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