Personal Tutor meetings + Welcome Barbara

You guys made it! We’ve officially reached the halfway point in the semester and it’s time to take stock.

For the 2015 cohort, you guys should be beavering away with your group projects on advocacy campaigns. Callum tells me he’s really enjoying the sessions with you. If you’re encountering any problems at all with the group work, please get in touch with me in my role as course organiser so we can work things out.

For the 2016 cohort, you folks are working hard on your blogs and are engaged in some seriously impressive debates in trying to puzzle out what social justice might mean. If you’re struggling at all, please get in touch with either Callum or me in our capacity as personal tutors so we can help.

To that end, Callum and I are going to start organising personal tutor meetings with you. Duncan will set up a chat room on Moodle for you guys to raise any issues/problems/successes (we like good news stories too!) you might be experiencing. If you would find it helpful, Callum and I can also set up one to one meetings via Skype too. Just let us know.

Last but not least, we have a very late joiner to the programme: please welcome Barbara–we’re delighted to have you aboard! (By the way, I’ll be your personal tutor).

As a wee treat, here’s a wonderful Tiny Desk Concert from The Suffers.

 on  February 15th, 2016

  4 comments for “Personal Tutor meetings + Welcome Barbara

  1. SAMANTHA WOOD
    SAMANTHA WOOD
    February 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Welcome, Barbara! 🙂 🙂 🙂 See how cool this programme is? You just got a musical intro! Akwugo: Love the Tiny Desk Concert!!! Thanks! Next week I’m going to a local show that’s being held in a laundrette and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work but this gives me a bit of an idea. Really cool.

  2. Barbara Becnel
    February 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks, Samantha. I am very excited about this program ( note my U.S. spelling of program; I decided to stay true to my California roots. 🙂 ) and will begin to participate in the forums soon. I’m catching up with the reading as fast as I can. The topics are very interesting and the reading is stimulating a lot of questions and ideas. In other words, I’m loving it!

    Lastly, great news, Akwugo, that you are my personal tutor. I look forward to the interaction and the opportunity to learn!

  3. Akwugo Emejulu
    Akwugo Emejulu
    February 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Glad you like the Suffers, Sam! They might be my new favourite group. What’s this about a gig in a laundrette? Sounds right up my street–what’s the band’s name?

    Really delighted that you’re settling in and enjoying things thus far Barbara–welcome!

  4. SAMANTHA WOOD
    SAMANTHA WOOD
    February 19, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Barbara: that’s fantastic! So glad you love it, I feel the same. My spelling is officially a combo of Canadian and UK. Some words are easier to remember then others…’programme’ being one of them 🙂
    Akwugo: I don’t actually know yet. My best gal pal lives here so she hooked it up. It’s at the beginning of March so I’ll give you an update then! It’s a local group and they’re likely folky or bluesy but I might be surprised.
    P.S Let’s all send Callum a virtual hot toddy!

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