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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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Those things I’ve learned through my role as the Digital Commonwealth project coordinator…


Thursday night’s Digital Commonwealth finale showcase marked the end of a project that I had been involved in and represented for over 2 years. I was in a full time post (funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland) from August 2013 – December 2014 and from January 2014, I’d been retained through UWS for 1-2.5 days a week to completed and…

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Event report: Be the Change Cambridge (a long-over due write up!)


2 months ago (seems so long ago!) I had the pleasure of being invited to Cambridge to take part in a social-media driven civic engagement gathering called “Be the Change Cambridge” as their lead facilitator for the day. I’ve known Antony Carpen for several years now (both the man and the dragon fairy), first meeting in Cambridge back in April…

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Honeycomb: Digital Storytelling workshop with Una Murphy from View Digital


I was approached by Prof. Nick Higgins to develop a workshop based on my work around digital storytelling training for community groups for the EU-funded Honeycomb Creative Works project. As the Honeycomb project looks to provide training opportunities to those on the western seaboard of Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and border region of Ireland, I saw this as a opportunity to approach Una…

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Innovation award for @HousingAccess


  Last July, I delivered 2 days of training for DPHS (Fife) (Disabled Persons Housing Service) in social media, digital storytelling and mobile film making with staff and board members. This morning I found out that they have won an innovation award from Voluntary Action Fife for their Housing 55+ Mentoring programme – and have been blogging, tweeting and making…

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#BeGoodBeSocial: Lessons from the #IceBucketChallenge (video)


Last week I helped Ross and Sara at the BeGoodBeSocial popup talk at the Young Scot offices in Edinburgh with Iain McWhirter from MND Scotland who was reflecting on the lessons learned from #icebucketchallenge campaign. I cut together the edit of the talk above – that explores what happens when all of a sudden your charity or organisation begins to…

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