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Pankhuri Jain, PhD Design

"Their unfaltering support and guidance will really help me develop my research skills”

I am currently pursuing a 3 year, full-time PhD in Design and Creative Research at Edinburgh Napier University. My topic of research is a cross-cultural, critical exploration of theories of play in relation to design interaction in young children. This research topic offers significant opportunities to generate examples of ‘best practice’ in the synthesis of design, play, education and development support.

One of the main reasons why I decided to do my PhD here was because I was keen on being supervised by my lecturers from my masters programme (which was also at Edinburgh Napier) since their unfaltering support and guidance would really help me develop my research skills. So far, it has been a wonderful journey and I cannot thank my supervisory team and the university enough, for making my research journey extremely comfortable and enriching, right from access to material and books, to organising conferences and fieldwork.

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“This university has always supported my work”

I have been a familiar face at Edinburgh Napier since I also completed my masters here in 2014. This university has always supported my work and given me the right platform to network with the industry and take my research to international waters. I would highly recommend it to fellow design enthusiasts and potential students who are considering a masters programme in design in the UK.

“Edinburgh is constantly celebrating festivals throughout the year”

Edinburgh is an addictive city and it is difficult to live anywhere else after you have spent some time here. I came back right after my masters since I had an opportunity to study further. This city is gorgeous, extremely versatile and student friendly. It is constantly celebrating festivals throughout the year and has something for everyone. I personally love spending my time outdoors once the summer season hits Scotland since you have lots of daylight and decent weather to go for walks, cycling and hiking around the outskirts, and soak in some sunshine which is otherwise a rare occurrence here.

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