'I'm like a snail carrying my entire house with me': doctoral fellows' experiences of a mobile life

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'I'm like a snail carrying my entire house with me' : doctoral fellows' experiences of a mobile life. / Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan.

In: Learning and Teaching, Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 51-68.

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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen ; Wright, Susan. / 'I'm like a snail carrying my entire house with me' : doctoral fellows' experiences of a mobile life. In: Learning and Teaching. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 51-68.

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