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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…