#NiaTef #StaffsTef – Project Map

October 14th, 2016 by WEARN Nia

As a newly minted Teaching Excellence Fellow I attended my first forum and presented my project  – which according to the brochure I said I’d do this:

“Nia’s project will centre on developing the use and reflective practices when using social media. She is also keen to grow the research community within the University and will produce a series of best practice guides for staff to cultivate their own educational social media presences.”

So for now I’m running a friendly, adhoc service of answering the call of anyone who wants social media help and I’m writing up guides like this one on using Facebook with students – but I’ve found a novel way of keeping track of what I’ve been doing.

Week 1 done – and what an excellent week it was.

September 23rd, 2016 by WEARN Nia

I’ve had the best week – Today held Games Studies 1 – Cornerstone of the new BA (Hons) Games Studies which I’m still stoked we’re running, and flexing academic muscles felt good, especially getting students fired up about research – then the 2nd years are embarking on a Solo Game Board Development Project. Earlier in the week was Fundamentals of Gameplay in the bar and handing over the group projects has been a delight.

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(This was before the rest of the class worked out their timetable had changed and come to find us) – but have 50+ student talk about gaming loves, hates and guilty pleasures was a delight – and reminded me why this is such a very cool job to have.

I’ve also worked out the perfect way to explain being a uni student to, well the students.

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I really get a sense this is going to be an awesome year =D

Hello Stoke

June 29th, 2016 by WEARN Nia

I think I spoke to more people yesterday as I unpacked boxes and set up my computer then I have in weeks at Stafford. Thanks to everyone that popped their head in to say hi and welcome us as we started sorting stuff out.

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So my new home is L312 Flaxman, in the corner where no one can see my screen,  Boxes all unpacked and ready for my return in August post FDG/Digra. and then before you know it it will be Welcome Week