The week has disappeared in starting on the journey to becoming a life coach, job searches/applications, interviews with temping agencies, many hours of freelance work using Joomla, and generally re-aquainting myself with Winchester, and some of the people in it! It’s been great being back on Campus at the University of Winchester where I still know so many people… it’s a lovely, friendly, community-based University… of course it’s not perfect, but I like it!
I was very impressed to get a chance for a real look at the Discovery Centre (formerly ‘The Library). Spectacular looking building, friendly staff (although I’m not too sure about the ‘sweatshirt’ look), and up-to-date books which I want to borrow (alongside a cafe, a shop, internet access, an art gallery, and I don’t know what else yet). It was easy to sign up, and I have already made use of a number of the facilities, and I’ve only really been inside for about half-an-hour.
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.