Using NaNoWriMo for generative PhD writing


This is the academic year that I complete my PhD. I am very fortunate to attend writing retreats almost monthly now. I’m at one in Dumfries just now writing this in my final session – I was at Gartmore last week (6.8k words of introduction redraft banked) & I have two booked in November. I’m now watching friends and colleagues…

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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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Scottish Fundraising Video Interviews for the Institute of Fundraising Scotland


Last week I was invited to be resident social reporter at the Scottish Fundraising Conference in Glasgow by Rebecca Curtis-Moss from the Institute of Fundraising Scotland. I’ve just finished editing and uploading the video interviews with speakers and participants from the two day event – followed by short (ecstatic) bursts of joy from the winners of the Scottish Fundraising Awards…

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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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Things what I am up to this week (w/c October 5th)…


I can’t believe it has been two weeks since I got back from Japan – there are several posts in draft that I need to finish up, but lets get this week out the way first, yeah? I spent the first week back swimming in a warm haze of trippy jetlag and food sadness that I can’t eat seaweed for…

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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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