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10 things I know now about completing a PhD [12 weeks to go]


I’ve just got home from a long (but fab) day on Paisley campus of UWS. Something I’ve not done since I stopped working there in July to finish the PhD. I feel compelled to blog – all the best blogs comes when just feel like it, especially after a long day and you are still going… That’s 3 months gone…

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2015 done. 2016 goals.


The Internet is now slowly filling up with ‘new year, new me’ posts – and subsequently folk moaning about ‘new year, new me’ posts. I’m in the camp that setting accountable, bloggable goals works for me (and I didn’t really binge over xmas, kept things pretty mundane & hibernated for much of it) so I’m going to camp out on…

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Three ways that an international research trip can benefit your PhD


Last month, I had the privilege of taking part in a research and knowledge exchange visit to Osaka University in Japan. I feel as if the experience was incredibly beneficial in relation to my PhD journey, but also in terms of being able to understand and navigate academic life through an alternative lens. I’ve had this post sitting in draft…

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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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Japan 2015: @UniWestScotland/Osaka University Research Exchange Trip: Day 1-2


I’m currently in Japan, working at Osaka University as part of a research exchange with my PhD supervisor Prof. Rowena Murray and PhD colleague Alison McEntee (Learning Developer within Learning Innovation Department. This is an update from the first 2 days. [<a href=”//storify.com/jennifermjones/osaka-university-research-exchange-trip” target=”_blank”>View the story “@UniWestScotland/Osaka University Research Exchange Trip: Day 1-2” on Storify</a>]

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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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