What key advice is needed by 6th-formers and others preparing to start University? I’ve added a page of brief suggestions to the ‘for students’ part of this website, accessible using the link at the right-hand side. I’m particularly looking for feedback on these suggestions, and (even better) for more ideas to go there.
Here are the main slides we used in my session. I took out the pictures and links which would have made the file far too big. The slides are in PowerPoint 2007 in a zipped folder. Great working with you – best of luck in your forthcoming assignments.
Northumbria slides (593 downloads)
I was very impressed with your draft assignments on helping 6th formers to prepare for University – so you inspired me to have a go to produce a simple one-pager with the same mission, which you can download here: How to do Uni (559 downloads) . I was also very heartened by some feedback from you which Kay sent on to me – you can see that here too feedback (581 downloads) .
Here are the main slides (lots of them!) which I used in my day with you on assessment. The slides are in a zipped folder in a PowerPoint 2007 file. It was great working with you – keep in touch. Swansea University (569 downloads)
For those of you who’ve heard me talking about assessment and feedback recently (and indeed those who haven’t), this little Word file brings together some of the main sources and thoughts I’ve mentioned. Let me know if it’s useful to you. Assessment Digest 2011 (988 downloads)
Here are the main slides I used in our ‘Getting Published’ workshop, in a PowerPoint 2007 file in a zipped folder (not necessarily in the same order as my ‘dip and dive’ approach). You were a great group, and I look forward to seeing the fruits of your research in print. Oxford (552 downloads)
Here are the slides in Spanish which I used at my keynote at the University of Cartagena on 7th of July. I hope these will be useful to all readers of this website who read Spanish. Sally and I had a wonderful visit. Making Learning Happen in Spanish (641 downloads)
I’m honoured to be invited to take up this position for the next three years or so. I’ve had a long and pleasant association with Plymouth, ever since its former time as a Polytechnic, and it is a place which has always put teaching to the fore, as evidenced by being awarded four CETLS when such things were available. Visiting somehow seems more ‘alive’ than Emeritus, and I look forward to being on trains between Newcastle and Plymouth. Even better, Sally has been offered likewise, so we’ll try to visit together whenever we can.
Here are the main slides I used in my sessions, in Powerpoint 2007 in a zipped folder. I look forward to hearing of developments. Great working with you. Llandrindon Wells event (661 downloads)
I was very proud to be awarded the EuroCHRIE ‘Laureate Hospitality Award’ for 2010 at a splendid gala dinner at the end of the conference in Amsterdam on the 27th of October. The citation speech said very kind things about my innovations in the field of learning, and the generosity of making things available on my website. The photo shows two things: (1) I do have a bow tie, and (2) my attempt to look like a ‘Laureate’ can only be described as sinister!
Normally when I’m in Amsterdam I head for the Concertgebouw, and excellent classical music. On this occasion however, I was only in Amsterdam for the evening of the dinner. Fortunately, between courses, two young violinists gave us all a spectacular performance, including Bach’s Toccata in D minor, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No.5 in E minor, and Grieg’s ‘In the hall of the mountain king’ (probably in A minor).
I am delighted to have been selected by the EuroCHRIE Award Nominating Committee as the recipient of the “The 2010 Laureate Hospitality Education Achievement Award”. “This Award recognizes an individual educator or trainer for outstanding achievement in contributing innovative ideas, methods or programs that have advanced teaching, learning or practice in the field of hospitality and tourism education. Award recipient must demonstrate exceptional professional ability and/or commitment through service to EuroCHRIE and/or to the hospitality industry and education. The Award Ceremony will take place at the Gala Dinner Celebration on Wednesday 27th October at the 2010 EuroCHRIE Conference in Amsterdam”.
Many thanks to clients at the University of Bath and Queen’s University Belfast, who have allowed me to rearrange bookings to enable me to be present at the conference.