Reading time: 3 minutesWhen Employ.ed internships were advertised in February I jumped at the opportunity. I was determined to stay in Edinburgh for the summer because as an international student who is about to enter her fourth year, I saw this summer as potentially one of my last within the city. Not only that, but last year I […]

Reading time: 4 minutesI attended the university if Edinburgh Teaching and learning conference this week. It’s the second year of the conference and browsing the session list it looked mega intimidating with references to papers and pedagogies plastered all over the place. Now I need to be honest (not Flea Bag honest but honest) before I blurb anymore. […]

Reading time: 3 minutesI am bad on reflecting, It’s something that is alien to me and feels kinda awkward however over the last year I have tried to challenge myself to try new things (sounds dodgy) with some of my peers (they will remain nameless) suggesting it may help (like a fart in an elevator). So one year […]

Reading time: 3 minutesHave you ever had a moment while watching the news, or an advert, and felt like you missed what was said? It’s an odd sensation and can totally change your understanding of what you see. Now imagine if that happened over and over again. What things might you miss out on? What context would you […]

Reading time: 6 minutesThe propoal After I publihsed my blog about the Festival of creative learning chatbot workshop I bumped into the Lisa Dawson (Head of Student Systems Operations) who asked if we could condense the 3 hour workshop into 45 mins, run it 4 times at an away day and go to the zoo (queue the gasp! […]

Reading time: 4 minutesI spent a good part of last week at Blackboard’s Teaching & Learning Conference in Newcastle this week with some of my excellent Edinburgh colleagues plus many excellent colleagues from around Europe – some of whom I knew virtually and met in real-life, for the first time, at the conference. …

Reading time: 1 minuteWe’re very swiftly moving towards the end of a 3 year programme of work to implement Lecture Recording at the University of Edinburgh and are writing up all sorts of pieces to capture the activities and learnings. The first year of the programme in 201…

Reading time: 1 minuteThis post, or something like it, has been rattling around in my head and in my Drafts folder for the better part of 18 months now. Since I’ve been doing an amount of work around chatbots and conversational interfaces, and more is coming, I want &hellip…

Reading time: 3 minutes  Over my 11 months at ISG, I have seen the office shift in a variety of ways. At the start of the ‘Academic Blogging’ internship, my days were fueled by Slack conversations and sweaty office clothes. In these last days, the warmth of approaching summer triggers past memories, since replaced by jumpers and tea. Being a part-time intern during […]

Three students holding up their brightly coloured-in illustrations

Reading time: 2 minutesYesterday we invited students to take a break from their exam revision and come along to a relaxing colouring book session at King’s Buildings. There was the opportunity to colour-in brand new student illustrations inspired by items and images from the University’s collections. There was the choice of individual A4 pictures or larger A1 collaborative […]


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