...finally I could see the end and I had a goal. And, as I'm so organised, I was naively confident that I could meet this. Come on, I had four chapters written, half way through my fifth and my data was collected, and (half) analysed. Easy. No?
Mid-June, rush-hour. The tube is roasting, my face is dangerously close to a man's armpit, I can't reach my headphones because someone is pressed up against my bag and I thought "there's got to be a better way". That morning, outside the university building, I saw a smiling gentleman push his Santander bike into the … Continue reading Why it was cheaper to buy a bike than use the Santander bike scheme.
Despite only being able to attend 1 day of the 3 day Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018, I have once again been inspired and encouraged by the variety of new, re-creation of old and improvement of current pedagogies. Worried I would be one of the few that did not have a background in … Continue reading Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018
For the second year running, ZSL London Zoo opened its gates after dark to let us all peer at the animals while they put on their night caps and as the nocturnals sleepily awake as if they’ve been on an all-nighter the night before. The over 18’s event was filled with festival style food stores, … Continue reading Two legged animals at the zoo
My reflection on the SHIFT annual conference of learning & teaching.
I am honoured to be the faculty winner for the Postgraduate Research Poster Competition at RETI's launch on 6th December.
For any that missed my Teaching House Presents session, here it is!
I was delighted to be part of the organising committee for the Tenselessness Workshop run by the Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) at the beginning of this month. This workshop brought together a mass of internationally influential authors in Applied Linguistics for a 2-day event regarding Tense and Tenselessness. Day one, we … Continue reading Tenselessness Workshop – University of Greenwich
Festivals were a yearly luxury on my door-step that included the muddy dancing, expensive alcohol, listening to amazing bands and a hot shower, my own bed and a fried breakfast.
A successful day marking the beginnings of my PhD data collection!