Category Archives: information

Blogging for academics and students

Having talked to a colleague about blogging the other day, I did some research about how blogs are used by academics, and how students can be encouraged to start blogging themselves. I would say the main reason for blogging is … Continue reading

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German tv in the UK

I have collated a brief list of German tv channels you can watch online in the UK. It might be useful to others, so here it is. Some programmes may not work due to legal restrictions, but I am hopeful … Continue reading

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Accents

When researching accents around the UK for a project at work, I came across You say potato, which is a great resource to use with students and source of fun. Other useful resources on accents and dialects are: BBC Voices … Continue reading

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Know your rights!

The bit of information I have shared most in recent months is about knowing about your air passenger rights. I think it’s so important to know what you’re entitled to when travelling. Many airlines are very good when delays happen, … Continue reading

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Job seeking?

Working with students I am around young people looking for jobs and waiting to start their careers on a daily basis. I have recently been able to share my own job seeking history with several members of staff, and I … Continue reading

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a tool that I have valued more and more over the past few months. I mainly use it to work on my chartership portfolio and to share documents with my mentor but have also used it for certain … Continue reading

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Using social media in the classroom

I don’t teach at the moment but if you want to know more about this try these two lists: Using Facebook Using Twitter

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Foursquare

I am now official manager of a Foursquare venue. Initially I applied to become the manager for the venue as someone else had set it up and had shared not-quite-correct information on it and I decided it would be good … Continue reading

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Writing tool. And kittens :)

I was going to spend an hour before bedtime writing part of the personal evaluative statement for my chartership portfolio, and despite not having to worry that I won’t fill the 1,000 words I love the Written? Kitten! tool I … Continue reading

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It’s time to learn about the European Union

The UK’s relationship with the European Union has been in the news a lot lately. Time to read up on it and get an opinion. As you probably know I have worked for Europe Direct Leeds, so I am passionate … Continue reading

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