Tagged with Higher Education

A bit of Twitter activism

Yesterday on Twitter, concerns were raised about a research assistant post that was being advertised with the University of Birmingham. Several academics on Twitter, including myself drew attention to the post because it was being offered on a voluntary basis and was consequently intended to be unpaid. The research assistant was expected to provide work … Continue reading

The uncertainty of contemporary Higher Education

I wanted to draw attention to a great chapter that I came across on Twitter recently that puts into words really well some of my more troubled feelings about my work life post PhD. Predominantly I try and remain positive about my situation because I enjoy both research and teaching, and feel very privileged to … Continue reading

New York Field trip

I am currently in New York on a geography field trip. The aim of the course is to get third year undergraduates to think critically about the contested spaces of New York and to think through the various observable social, political and economic processes that are shaping this extraordinary, contemporary city. It really is an amazing … Continue reading

Using a text wall in HE Teaching

Using a text wall in HE Teaching

As a Senior Teaching Associate at a university in the UK I have been keen to explore innovative ways of getting feedback from my students when teaching, particularly in relation to what they are learning. I tend to use group discussions and post-its to allow students time to write down their thoughts and to discuss … Continue reading