#NaNoWriMo (& other things) for generative (& progressive) PhD writing – an update

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Just under a month ago I wrote a blog post about how I aspired to be a #NanoRebel and aim to write over 50k additional words to my PhD as part of the annual writing flurry of #NaNoWriMo. With only 1.5 days left on November  – how did I do? 19142 new words associated with my PhD in the month of…

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Announcing the #socialmediaretreat – 2 day retreat for academic practice

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I’m very excited to announce the next project that I am currently in the process of developing, the #socialmediaretreat to help support developing social media usage in academic practice. The first retreat has been supported by my PhD supervisor Prof. Rowena Murray and uses her well established structured writing retreat model as a basis for delivery of the retreat. It…

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Using NaNoWriMo for generative PhD writing

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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

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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

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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…

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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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