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Workshop Recap: Stalled Spaces Scotland and Premiership Rugby Community Conference

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

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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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Project: #digitalsentinel, towards the launch!

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It has been a while since I have updated on the Digital Sentinel, a community news agency being developed in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh – and a lot has happened in the last few months. The project is currently funded by the Carnegie Trust Neighbourhood News’ programme and my role of community media development worker has been focused on getting the…

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Presentation: CILIPS 2013 Annual Conference: Social Media for Community Engagement


After their annual gathering in October 2012, I was invited to return and speak to delegates at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) Annual Conference in Dundee on the 3rd and 4th of June. I’ve had a good working relationship with CILIPS over the last year, working closely (and enjoying cakes.. whilst plotting hard of course)…

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Portfolio: Celebrate Website and Social Media Content Strategy

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  In my role at UWS’s Creative Media Academy, I’ve just completed a commissioned project working with my colleague Prof. David McGillivray and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland┬áto develop the web platform and social media content strategy for the Celebrate funding programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This entails the website build itself, support and social media coverage during…

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