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

Legal Challenges in HE?

Interesting - the over-riding power of the student voice, and students suing as they are forced to pay more, worries a lot of academics, but an interesting twist: A judge has quashed a decision by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for the first time in a development that could…

Models of Every Shape & Size

Got a real interest in body image stuff, etc. and remembered seeing some stuff about this in the press, but here's it's academic credentials in Times Higher Education: While some younger Chinese women responded favourably to "idealised Western models", North American women felt frustrated or insulted by magazines using models…

Knowledge of Value?

Foucault, who I used as the theorist for my PhD, said that 'Knowledge is Power' (those who 'know' things' can gain power by telling others what they 'should' know)... so this story caught my eye: On the other hand, knowledge seems to command little public esteem and our anxiety about…

The @KPFoundation

Having spent the last week feeling fed up stuck in bed with a massive temperature, and getting pretty fed up, yesterday I finally got around to reading Katie Piper's Beautiful. Soon puts things in perspective, and with a friend's child who's recovering from severe electrical burns, and other friends with…