Planning the final year of your PhD

As I'm winding down the term and getting ready for some well deserved rest I'm also planning ahead for 2013.  Now PhD students are notorious for making (several) plans, whether that be plotting out another Gantt chart or revising their yearly calendar for the umpteenth time.  I think it's a necessity adapt your schedule - … Continue reading Planning the final year of your PhD

Guess who’s the featured speaker for NATESOL on 30th Oct? Me!!!

NATESOL (the Northern Association of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) is a voluntarily run organisation that supports language teachers from across the northwest of England.  It puts on a series of events during the year that covers a range of teacher development sessions and this year, I'm the featured speaker!  Slightly unnerving thought considering … Continue reading Guess who’s the featured speaker for NATESOL on 30th Oct? Me!!!

Reflections on leading a “how-to” #twitterSoE workshop for academics

I delivered my first in a series of social networking workshops for academic researchers that are new to using social media tools.  The session focused on the 'basics'  of using Twitter, which included an overview of what it is and a step-by-step interactive session on getting to grips with the various functions of the app. … Continue reading Reflections on leading a “how-to” #twitterSoE workshop for academics