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I haven't posted for a while, I've been spending most of my free time preparing for an interview (and reading Harry Potter, I'd only read the first three!). I have been working part time for the last year, which has been good as it has given me extra time to study, however it has been more of a struggle financially and I have tended to spend my free day each week catching up with housework, going to town, the bank, the doctors, etc etc! A full time job came up at my level so I decided to apply for it, and...

Since early May I've been helping organise our department staff development day. It's been a little hectic to say the least but the day was yesterday and it seemed successful (we'll know more when feedback is analysed but verbal feedback was very positive). Approx. 160 staff from Learning & Information Services attended; the theme was "Enhancing the student experience". The Dean of Students gave a talk in the morning and that was followed by lunch (which went down very well!) and workshops in the afternoon. There were workshops on a variety of topics, some to do with the theme of the...

I've been doing a lot of reading and research into new developments in Web 2.0 recently, partly due to my career (I think you may have guessed that from the blog title!) and partly through my own interest. I thought it was about time I got myself a blog and used it properly. I'm intending to use it to store and share useful titbits of information I find as well as recording things within life (e.g. my progress in my studies!). I initially decided to use Blogger as I have a personalised Google account anyway, however Blogger didn't seem to want...