Postgraduates: All about employability?

Interesting… I studied what I studied (although it was by research, rather than taught) because I was interested, and when following interest – more interesting opportunities open up: “I feel guilty for finding it all so interesting,” a student on a taught master’s in history told me recently. My surprise must have been palpable because she went on to explain: “It’s just with the expense of it all, you have to tell people you’re doing Continue Reading →

Brief Reflection on Conference/Event Blogging/Social Media

I’ve had some interesting experiences at recent conferences (reverse chronological order, although I also wrote the most recent last)! JISC E-Learning Fair My iPhone was still awaiting repair/replacement, and as there was a £15 fee to use the wireless, I decided I’d stick with pen and paper, but when it then took quite some time to sort through the information and reproduce a blog, I’m thinking a Netbook may be the way forward other events. Continue Reading →

Super Fun Days Out (SFDO) (2009)

Love Life, Live It! In 2008, Yaz El-Hakim, Hugh Bassett-Jones and Dominic Northcott, all staff at the University of Winchester, had a vision for “the best, most comprehensive, most intuitive and free of charge directory for anyone wanting to take part in any extreme or adrenaline sports anywhere in the country.” . Facing stiff  competition from others at the University of Winchester, Super Fun Days Out was one of only two successful businesses in the November 2008 Continue Reading →

drbexl searches the 'net

Purpose of this blog, first created November 2008: Familiarisation with what is ‘now’ on the ‘net Experimentation with some of the new widgets/applications Listings of useful websites, themed depending on my focus for that day/hour, etc. (I have a wide range of interests and like to experiment). Built using Google Blogger, although my preferred tool has since become WordPress, this is a great and simple site – starting to miss some functionality I now am used Continue Reading →

MyDesigna (2001-2009)

As I have built up my web design skills, I thought it was worth building up a portfolio of work, attracting attention from those who will be interested in my skills, particularly my content writing and information architecture skills, once the the PhD was completed.I wanted something contemporary and clean looking, whilst providing useful information. The portfolio section of the site is the key section of the site, explaining the rationale for each of the Continue Reading →

MediaNet Academy (2007)

A site produced as a team effort at the Churches Media Council Conference ‘MediaNet Academy’, to which I’d won a free place. The site was hosted by wetpaint, a free CMS. The starter question we were provided with was “If Dr Who travelled through time to the media world of 2027, what would he find? How would God be working in and through the media?”. The web stream’s specific brief was to design a simple Continue Reading →

Lewis Partners (not live)

This site is designed on a small scale for the dairy and arable farm based in Norfolk run by my brother with my Dad. The site is designed to be simple, with the possibility for growth as the key uses of the website are identified. The farm is heavily involved in Open Farm Sunday, and I have structured the site anticipating that visitors to this are the most likely audience. Information expected to go onto Continue Reading →

Drbexl Searches The 'Net (2008-2009)

Purpose of this blog, first created November 2008: Familiarisation with what is ‘now’ on the ‘net Experimentation with some of the new widgets/applications Listings of useful websites, themed depending on my focus for that day/hour, etc. (I have a wide range of interests and like to experiment. Built using Google Blogger. Still experimenting with new widgets, as I combine using this software with Google Blogger. The blog got particularly heavy use during J John’s Just Continue Reading →