Here we are, four weeks since this project started, and it has – against my most wistful expectations – opened up even more questions than it could actually answer.
I will close this story off with some memorable moments from my interview with a lecturer/tutor.
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That’s about it. Thank you for sticking around – it has been some tremendous fun, hasn’t it?
My gratitude goes to my teachers – coordinator, lecturer, tutor, my focus group participants, my interviewee, my friends, my significant other, and of course, to my parents. This project could never have been completed without all of your suppport.
I want to go back and explore the locations
I want to go back to the beginning
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