Browsing Category : Community Education

Work update: So how was your summer?


I’m now 2.5 months into my 6 months stint of final ‘writing up’ of the PhD. It has been some summer (spent sitting in my PhD kitchen den) – where I’ve been doing a lot more than I thought I would by this stage. Which is good. I’ve now got 3 months and 2 weeks until I hand in the…

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Social Reporting and Civic/Citizen Activism – reflections from recent workshops in Belfast/East Renfrewshire


Back in April, I was invited over back over to Belfast by Democracy Society NI to deliver a day long workshop on ‘social reporting‘ with community groups who were connected to the Building Change Trust programme. I really love visiting Belfast. After my tall ship sailing experience last summer between Liverpool, Belfast and Glasgow – sailing between ports in a…

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Media in Scotland’s Communities – Prelude


I’ve been the chair of the Brilliant Scotland steering group for the last 2 years – the Media Trust ran project comes to an end in May – and it will end with a celebratory event in Craigmillar, Edinburgh on the 22nd of April. The focus is the title of this post. This post aims to pull together my starting…

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#HEAArts16 Abstract accepted – How can media education and digital participation support professional development for Higher Education professionals – or – “How do you solve a problem like Mahara?


I’ve been meaning to get this post up for the last few weeks, sorry it is only a quickie – things have been super busy – but do you know what? That isn’t a bad thing when you’ve been working away for a few months on a new job and focusing on that daaaammmnnn PhD write up. Back in January,…

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Workshop Recap: Stalled Spaces Scotland and Premiership Rugby Community Conference


It’s been some week for travelling. I’m writing this from the research student room at the Graduate School of Osaka University’s Human Sciences department in Japan. We arrived last night after 28 hours of travelling. I’m drinking some hot that I think is a milky chocolate tea and eating Green Tea kit-kats (verdict: amaze!) and settling down to warm up…

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Chronicle Calling: Developing a Community News Site for East Edinburgh


September the 2nd, where does the (academic) year go – and what comes with September is brewing and pursing of new projects, a renewed focus for writing and a quick raid of the office stationary cupboard for some new highlighters and a packet of unopened packet of post-it notes – as the girl with a whiteboard instead of a mirror in…

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