Category: Staff Research

Sharing scholarship at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s collaborative partner conference

4 minute read It is always lovely to be invited to present our work within The Scholarship Project, and the opportunity afforded at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s annual collaborative partner conference was no exception. The relationship between a college and its awarding body is something I know the project finds interesting and I would argue that value… Read more →

Evidence-informed Decision-Making at the LSRN discussion workshop

2 minute read A wonderful view from the top of the Pearson building on the 24th November where I met with project director, John Lea and fellow Scholarship Development Managers Patrick and Gail  at a Learning Skills and Research Network group meeting. The LSRN workshop covered the broad theme of ‘Evidence-Informed Decision-Making’: from classroom to boardroom. Quoting from the LSRN… Read more →

Creative Tea #2: A conference, short films and a book

4 minute read Thanks enormously to all those who attended the creative tea last week. It was a cold, gloomy November night that was brightened up by Holland’s ‘Fika’.    The focus of the tea was on ideas of knowledge-exchange, and the strands I drew from the meeting were ideas of knowledge-exchange as process, the live moment  and the validation of… Read more →

A move beyond the happy accident – exploring innovation at the Make:Shift conference

21/2 minute read Last week I was lucky enough to catch up with James Smith, our contemporary design crafts B.A (Hons) Course Area Leader. We discussed his recent visit to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry to attend the Crafts Council’s Make:Shift conference 2017. James mentioned the work of the 2014 conference as exploring innovations in approach to Crafts practice… Read more →

Creative Tea – investigating ideas of practice-led research

3 min read   Huge thanks to colleagues at HCA who, despite a tiring days teaching, came to our ‘Creative Tea’ on Tuesday night. Huge shout-outs to James and Clair; arriving slightly late but both had taught from 9.00 onwards, collaborating with a range of partners in an exciting collaboration that celebrates and investigates twenty-first-century responses to the ‘Mappa Mundi’, Hereford’s famous… Read more →

October update: practice-led research, cclasses & a newsletter

3 ½ minute read   I’m thrilled to announce our brand new ‘Scholarship Project’ HCA, Gloscol and Sgloscol newsletter. This replaces our semi-regular email ‘catch-ups’, formalising this process slightly, which makes it easier to collate information and for various groups to contribute to the newsletter.   This doesn’t, of course, replace our blog posts, which exist to identify and disseminate good… Read more →

Moving towards meta: ’employability’, scholarship and the learner journey

3 minute read Should we move away from badging core, key or ‘soft’ skills as ‘employability’ skills or think of them instead as a move towards meta-awareness? This was a recurring question as I listened to guest speakers and ‘home-grown’ researchers at our annual HE symposium today. Writing about meta-awareness might seem as if I’m simply fancy with vocabulary. However,… Read more →

Defining research at Mid-Cheshire Consortium

  It was lovely to be invited to present at the annual Mid-Cheshire Consortium’s conference last week, and to meet such an inspiring group of dedicated educators. The day began with an inspiring keynote by Lou Mycroft of @teachnorthern who looked for our revolutionary writers in the reframing of the practitioner as ‘philosopher of praxis’. Her revolutionary call to arms… Read more →