PhD event, Publishing , Principal Fellowships and Pootling

28 Jun

I’ve got plenty going on this week and next despite Covid-19.
On Friday I’m participating online in a viva for my friend and colleague Hetty Grunefeld at Utrecht University: technically I am an ‘opponent’ but not a cause of stress for her or me as this role largely means I can ask questions to help her showcase her research in her replies.
I’m devastated to be missing the live event because in the Netherlands these are highly formal but celebratory events but I will do my best to make it a marvellous  event for her. I think all the Dutch participants will be there in person in their majestic Great Hall and even though I am joining in remotely, I am expected to wear full academic dress including a white blouse which I’m having to borrow. I will improvise with various hoods, hats and NTF stole that I have in the house!
And next week I’m running a remote event for Leeds Beckett staff on HEA Principal Fellowship as part of my regular commitment to help them with this area of work, and also running an event for Pebble Pad in Writing for Publication about Learning and Teaching as a replacement for my keynote which was to have been at their annual conference (see slides here: GetPublishedPebblepad-w.pptx (551 downloads) )
Also, I’m working with Kay Sambell on more resources on assessment during and post Covid-19. The three we’ve done so far are co-located in a single place here as some colleagues said they were finding them hard to locate on my site, and we will be adding to these over time.
After that I expect to go back to pootling on peacefully for the next few weeks.