Digital Event

Making it Happen @_UoW 'Social Media for Job Hunting'

A great group of engaged, interested and passionate students attended this just now:

Academic Digital Event

Social Media for Employability (@_UoW)

The University of Winchester is hosting ‘Employability Week’ this week, and right now, I’ll be presenting the above Prezi, hopefully to a keen bunch of students (you don’t get too far in social media without being keen/enthusiastic), covering some of the ways that I’ve used social media to build my online reputation, and suggesting different options for them.


Woo hoo!

I used those precise words when I sent an email to my Mum the other day. My plan on coming back to Winchester was to get enough work to see me through to June… job done, but although I’d had lots of conversations, I didn’t have anything concrete for my next stage – enough work to see me through until October. I was then offered 2 pieces of work which, if I’m careful, will at least keep me that long, and there’s other conversations in the pipeline!

I think that deserves a big WOO-HOO of celebration!

Life(style) Reviewer

Easy Virtue #Review for Damaris Culturewatch

Easy Virtue
My most recent film review for Damaris Culturewatch covers ‘Easy Virtue’, based on the Noel Coward play, released in the cinema in November 2008, reviewed once released on DVD last month.

Themes coverered: Masks, honesty, relationships, family, class
See full text: [Sept 2015 – download PDF]

P.S. For those who were wondering about outcome of “Web Development and Digital Marketing Manager” at University of Winchester, I know now that job’s not for me (on both their/my part), but has led to other options, so the adventure continues!


Church Army

I have an interview with the Church Army on Wednesday, first pointed in the way of the post by Graham Nunn, who’s been a great encouragement, and great fun to talk to!! He spoke on an Oak Hall reunion I was leading, and had everyone laughing and thinking about what he was saying… we’re all big kids really so his work with kids as ‘an idiot for God’ is appropriate to us all! I first heard of Church Army a long time ago when I worked with Val Thom when I lived in Brazil in 1994, and then was alerted to their new website via the Bible Society newsletter, since when I’d been keeping an eye on it. Last night went to St Michael and All Angels in Andover to see if I could meet Jade Watson, her husband Peter (who’s having his video done in January) or Chris Lawton, all of whom work for the Church Army. I met Peter and the vicar Chris, and had a bit of a chat, but mostly watched the two of them at work, engaging with the kids, and encouraging them to take part in Slum Survivor.