Monthly Archives: January 2015

Welcome Daniel & Ruth!

We have two new students joining us: Daniel Holland and Ruth Glasgow. They didn’t have a chance to meet the group during Induction week so I’m hoping Daniel and Ruth will introduce themselves in the comments on this post or have a wee chat over in the student cafe (which is looking a little sad and underused at the moment!) Read More

Tips and Tricks to Blogging

Firstly, I just want to say what a pleasure it is to read your blogs. You guys are engaged in some really interesting and critical discussions and I hope you’re finding the blogging process useful. As a former blogger (in another life in the early days of Web 2.0, I used to be a vaguely successful blogger, more on that Read More

Your Induction: Part 2

The second half of your Induction is being administered by the Institute for Academic Development (IAD). I wanted to flag some of the upcoming online events and strongly encourage you to take part. Remember, you *must* register for these events in advance; further details on how to register are here (PGT – Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome! Tuesday 20 Read More

Your Personal Tutor

Your personal tutor’s role is to provide academic guidance and pastoral care during your time on the programme. Your personal tutor will organise a group meeting and an individual meeting with you once a semester. We’ll be in touch shortly with further details about this. I am the Personal Tutor for the following students: Daniel Holland Nicole West-Hayles Samantha Wood Read More

Building our learning community

Welcome to the second day of our Induction Week! Part of the challenge of teaching and learning online is that we have to be creative in how we build a sense of community, common purpose and trust on this programme. In order for us to have critical and wide ranging debates about social justice, we need to be assured that Read More