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PhD to completion – The final 6 months


TL;DR: I quit my associate lecturer job so I can finish my PhD full time before December. I am still available for freelance and project based work. This is a post about my boundaries.  This has been quite a difficult post to write. In fact, this is the third time I’ve attempted to start it after deleting the last two…

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#HEAArts16 Abstract accepted – How can media education and digital participation support professional development for Higher Education professionals – or – “How do you solve a problem like Mahara?


I’ve been meaning to get this post up for the last few weeks, sorry it is only a quickie – things have been super busy – but do you know what? That isn’t a bad thing when you’ve been working away for a few months on a new job and focusing on that daaaammmnnn PhD write up. Back in January,…

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


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


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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Project coordinators united - myself and Alison McCandlish (Education Coordinator)

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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