Dr Bex Lewis

Life Explorer, HE/learning, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing (Manchester Metropolitan University),  Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster #digitalparenting

The value of conferences?

Really interesting post in Times Higher Education - the right conferences can leave you on a real high, but I've also been to the type described here - which sees only selfish & impolite behaviour... Participating in conferences, symposia and other scholarly forums is a recognised element in the job description…

Do students debate with tutors?

Loving to engage  with students who are prepared to debate ... great to see this story encouraging students not to see their tutors as golden gods: Master and pupil should be bosom friends and intellectual enemies. We need students to feel loved so that they learn, and outraged so that…

Impact?

Interesting article on impact - something that's touted around a lot in HE. How is it measurable? Try this article: It is believed by the helots of the Department for Business, Industry and Skills that, like everything else in the world, impact is measurable by number. So if you are…

Academic Career or Plan B?

Story in Times Higher Education this week has attracted MANY comments already... it starts: Universities benefit from the large pool of cheap labour provided by PhD students and postdocs, but there aren't enough academic jobs to go around, so young scholars should prepare for the possibility of a future outside the academy,…