New MOOC: Discovering your PhD Potential

Just before Christmas, I was appointed as a College Tutor in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at the University of Leicester. The bulk of the role is supporting postgraduate researchers (aka PhD students) with English-language skills. However, I am also helping to moderate a Futurelearn and University of Leicester MOOC, Discovering your…

Ch ch ch ch changes…

In the last month, three big things have happened: I am now employed on a full-time permanent basis by Tricolor. I am working on behalf of Tricolor at Sutton Hoo (that’s one childhood dream ticked off!). Because of the new job and changed circumstances, I’ve had to ditch the teaching course – but not before…

On submitting my first assessment

This week’s reflective journal entry… This week we’ve been asked to reflect on how submitting our first assignment for the ATP made us feel. My key concern was making sure that I had all the elements, uploaded to the right place and that the submission went through without any obstacles. Because I was going to…

Teaching methods

This week’s reflective journal post… For this week’s reflection, we have been asked to consider the particular approaches to and teaching methods within our discipline. In my current role at Loughborough University, there is an inherent challenge in supporting students who are otherwise creative practitioners (as fine artists, graphic designers, textile designers, etc.), to undertake…

New course: Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries

At the School of Museum Studies’ Fiftieth Anniversary Conference,¬†Museums in the Global Contemporary, last week, a brand new course, ‘Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries, was launched. I was involved in its development, last summer, as Research Associate on the project, and it’s great to see that all that hard work has come to…