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Project assumptions:  national and international regulation of commercial activity - from will to done deal

Idealists among project managers are not a rare species. We want to fix it all, in one go, in a year and within a budget. We pencil in our partners support, commitment and will to respect human rights as firm assumptions. 1,258 more words


Awarded Culture & Climate Change Residency

I’m delighted to have been selected for the Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios, along with artists Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping and Zoë Svendson. 153 more words

Emma Critchley

ME, Myself and I: Graduation Tips

It’s graduation season, or it is here in the UK, and as the ceremony thing for my degree is coming up I thought I’d post about the things that have been suggested or are going to be in place to make the actual ceremony easier. 1,856 more words



June 3rd is the big day, exam day. A day of horror for most students and I’m no different, I’m very nervous about them. Notice I use nervous, not worried. 132 more words


How to read an online course

Fig.1 Gilly Salmon’s ‘Five Stage Model’ for e-learning

How can you assess what makes an online course from something so complex and varied?

The answer is to think through the components that are likely to be there, or need to be there, in every session, or phase of the learning. 941 more words


Character Sketches for "Come Into My Life"

If there is one lesson that has solidified in my mind while taking The Open University’s Start Writing Fiction course, it is the need to hone the central skill of creating characters. 833 more words


To rep or not to rep?

Over the last few months the question: ‘To rep or not to rep?’ has been on my mind every day.  For the last two years I have been the OU Student Association Representative for Wales and now the Association elections are underway and at the last minute I decided to put myself forward.   834 more words