Category Archives: Workshops

“Something just clicked in my head” Workshop at Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 18th September 2018

Tweet Hello again, It’s been a hectic month for DMU Writing PAD: with many workshops and events to be squeezed in before the start of term.  Last week I was at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, running a workshop … Continue reading

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Reflections on visual and kinaesthetic staff development sessions at DMU: Introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Tweet Hello again, For the past 6 months I have been delivering visual, kinaesthetic staff development sessions at DMU epitomising the Writing PAD ‘thinking with the hands’ philosophy.  These are: Introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Introduction to Infographics and, starting … Continue reading

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Meditating on LEGO®: Drop-in Mindfulness sessions for DMU Library and Learning Staff

Tweet Thanks to my DMU CLaSS colleague Tracy Slawson for her contribution to this blog post. Mindfulness might not be the first thing you think of when faced with a pile of LEGO®, but the two things are surprisingly compatible!  … Continue reading

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‘Creative approaches to science writing’ HEA STEM 2018 31.1.18 Newcastle

Tweet On a bright but freezing morning last week I found myself heading northward to meet up with Writing PAD collaborators Mhairi Morris and Alke Groppel-Wegener.  We were to deliver a workshop on ‘Creative approaches to science writing‘ (p9 of … Continue reading

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ARCLIB Workshop#2: ‘Creativity as a vehicle for learning’ London College of Communication 28.11.17

Tweet Our second blog post inspired by Kaye’s ARCLIB workshop is from Information Librarian at the University of Bath, Tamsin Reilly: Having only recently started as an Information Librarian for Engineering and Design at the University of Bath, I was … Continue reading

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ARCLIB Workshop#1: ‘Creativity as a vehicle for learning’ London College of Communication 28.11.17

Tweet Happy New Year from Writing PAD East Midlands! We kick off 2018 with a pair of guest blog posts, both based on Kaye’s recent ARCLIB Workshop. The first is from Megyn Luscott, Information Librarian at the University of Bath: … Continue reading

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Dissertation Drawing POD with Arts and Festivals Management Students

Tweet Thanks very much to Jacqui Norton, Senior Lecturer in Arts and Festivals Management, for this blog post: Jacqui attended our Creative Connections event in 2016, and was inspired by Harriet Edwards’ drawing workshop.  She has used Harriet’s techniques, including … Continue reading

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Swollage (SWOT + Collage) for Medical Science students: a lecturer’s perspective

Tweet Thanks to Zoe Redshaw, Lecturer in Medical Science, for this blog post about the Swollage workshop that Kaye and I have developed with her and run during the past 2 academic years: Getting first year undergraduate students to recognise … Continue reading

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LEGO ® SERIOUS PLAY ® : a Research Student Perspective

Tweet Thanks to Huraira Baba, PhD student in Architecture, for the following blog post about Alison James‘ session for DMU research students: Exploring your Doctoral Research with LEGO ® on 28th June 2017.  This was the 3rd in a series … Continue reading

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Creative Workshop for DMU Careers Team 3rd May 2017

Tweet Thanks to Sally Cleere, DMU Careers & Employability Adviser, for this blog post: As a university careers adviser, I am always looking for creative ways to help students explore their careers.  I was therefore excited to attend an interactive … Continue reading

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