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About the


From September 2023, the Creative Project in Cultural Studies will provide a new collaboration
between TMS and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. Students on the Cultural Studies and Sociology programmes at Kent will get a 3 month
residency at The Margate School as part of their final year undergraduate research project.

Set up by TMS Sociologist-in-Residence David Nettleingham (Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent), the Creative Project gives students the option to combine sociological  questions and research methods with a more creative and public-facing approach to presentation and representation. They can produce a zine, podcast, artwork, film, poster, exhibition, performance, graphic novel or anything else that their supervisors and TMS are able to facilitate - whatever medium is best to address the social issues or questions they are examining.

The Creative Project also aims to get students off campus and into Thanet to undertake their
research, as well as exposing them to a more creative environment and a very different kind of
Higher Education.

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