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Photo: Steve Cross

Photo: Steve Cross

 

about

Day Man

PhD. candidate with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham, with research interests in data analytics, psychology and human factors.

Night Man

Self-made potato connoisseur, aerial hoop-er, television expert, bookworm, wine enthusiast, comedic both intentionally and unintentionally, STEM communicator, new podcast-er!

 
 

events

Work with the development and organisation of public engagement and outreach activities. Currently involved in the production of podcasts, the organisation of pub science evenings, public outreach projects and the Pint of Science festival.

 

Upcoming

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Say My Name:

Third Time's a Charm!

21st February 2019

HANA AYOOB & SHALAKA KURUP PRESENT:

Brian Mackenwells, who firmly believes that 'Brian' should be the standard, and 'Bryan' the one you have to spell out.

Suhail Patel, who can be directly quoted as saying: "Apparently Suhail is an Arabic term meaning 'handsome', 'brilliant', 'noble', 'glorious', 'easy-going' and 'peaceful'. Talk about false advertising..."

Twayna Mayne, who says: "the 'y' in my first name is silent while the 'y' in my surname isn't, and if that wasn't bad enough, my brothers are called Jason, Adrian and Gavin"

Charlie George, who is NOT a former Arsenal football player, she is a mixed-race, queer woman from Swindon. Her name is the source of misunderstanding wherever she goes, the banner hanging above her ongoing identity crisis and her deep seated residual longing for a mullet.

Scary Boots, who responded to being given a generic name by adopting an adjective. The subsequent 18 years have been spent arguing with strangers about whether 'Scary' is a name or not. The debate continues here...

Alex Lathbridge, who is a comedian with a name/appearance combination that has surprised more than one interviewer

AND

Cansu Karabiyik has spent half her life telling people that the C in her name is pronounced like a J and that it isn’t a typo. That’s just how the Turkish alphabet works. And no, you can’t just call her Johnson instead... stop asking!

TICKETS

All proceeds go to MAMA Youth

Photos: Steve Cross

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Balancing Acts: International Women’s Day 2019

6th March 2019

(Compere)

Balancing Acts is all about sharing women's stories and perspectives through the power of comedy. This event, sponsored by the University of Nottingham, will feature a diverse line up of women from the university who will make us laugh while raising money for charity.

If that isn't enough for you, we also have a headline act: Tanyalee Davis.

” Joan Rivers meets a Pile driver ” – The Scotsman
‘A captivating piece of comedy” – The Edinburgh Reporter

Doors open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7pm.

Charity

Please note there is a booking fee when purchasing a ticket from Eventbrite. All ticket revenue will be donated to the Nottingham Women's Centre.

If you wish to donate sanitary products, The Free Period will be collecting donations during this event which will then be distributed to local food banks and organisations.

TICKETS


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An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

26th March 2019

An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where 80% of the words in the title start with a vowel. Of the 16 unique letters in the title, 31.25% of them are used more than once. If you are not enjoying this level of detail, it's unlikely that you will enjoy the show.

An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where we ask enthusiasts, scientists, miscellaneous experts* and comedians to talk about whatever they want. By attending this event, you revoke all rights to complain about the level of detail they choose to do so in.

TICKETS

 
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Photos: Steve Cross, Leona Jessica Jacob, Lucy Eckersley

 

BahFest London 2018

 

work experience

 I am a PhD. candidate with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham, with research interests in data analytics, psychology and human factors. I am currently working with the Rail Standards and Safety Board/Rail Delivery Group/Network Rail consortium, in order to better understand the nature of frequent rail travel, and the links between rail experience and information use. I am practical and pay attention to details, which are skills that I apply to general problem-solving. I am independent and function efficiently on my own, but also love engaging with other people and working with a team. 

 

current

PhD Student

SEPTEMBER 2015 – PRESENT

There are a number of sources of information that contribute to the planning and management of travel. In particular, significant attention has been paid to areas related to information provision to travellers. My PhD. aims to benefit from the expertise that comes with being a frequent traveller in the development of an understanding of information use and decision making during the process of rail travel. Should information provision appreciate different levels of knowledge and experience when providing information to rail travellers? If so, how?  While providing a theoretical understanding of what it means to be an “expert passenger”, my research will also result in the construction of a contextualised model of information provision. This framework will provide an understanding of the manner in which to tailor information provision to effectively to match the needs of different passenger groups, aiding customers in the management of their own travel experiences. 

STEM Communicator

APRIL 2016 – PRESENT

Work with the development and organisation of public engagement and outreach activities. Currently involved in the production of podcasts, the organisation of pub science evenings, public outreach projects and the Pint of Science festival.

 

previous

 

Research Intern

JUNE 2016 – SEPTEMBER 2016

Volunteer

FEBRUARY 2014 - FEBRUARY 2017

Front of House Team Member

APRIL 2015 – JULY 2015

Youth Theatre Assistant

NOVEMBER 2014 – JULY 2015

Intern

JULY 2013 – SEPTEMBER 2013

Volunteer

JULY 2013 – AUGUST 2013

Intern

JULY 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2012

 
 

publications

Ride along: Expertise and information use during rail travel

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., Clarke, D., & Sharples, S. (2017)

Curating rail travel through personal data: habit and context

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., & Wilson, N. (2016)

Understanding rail travel through the curation of personal data

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., & Wilson, N. (2016)

education

University of Nottingham

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Digital Economy

2015 – PRESENT

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology, First Class Honours

2012 – 2015

Inventure Academy

GSCEs, AS & A Levels

2006 – 2012