Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Favourite Apps

In my job, I often find that sometimes work gets in the way of life, and sometimes life gets in the way of work.  What I mean by this is, sometimes I need to do something during the day but … Continue reading

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Vitae runs Digital Researcher event, makes parts available online

Vitae, the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes, is running Digital Researcher 2012: an innovative, thought-provoking one day event to help researchers make the most … Continue reading

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Diary Management using Outlook

As his Executive Assistant, I am responsible for ensuring my Director’s time is used in the most effective way possible.  This ranges from trying to plan meetings in the same location on the same day to avoid excessive travelling, ensuring … Continue reading

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BBC Computer Literacy 2012 – one to keep an eye on

The BBC are, once again, championing greater computer literacy ( This is not quite the same as digital literacy, of course, but it does form one (advanced) part of it. If you want to learn to write computer programs, this … Continue reading

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How can I use social media to raise my professional profile?

Are you sceptical of what social media can help you achieve as part of your professional development? Unless you’re a celebrity, you may feel that anything you say on a social network bears little relevance to the world at large. … Continue reading

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‘Digitally Ready for the Future’ workshop: Time to develop digitally?

The Digitally Ready team recently invited staff and students to a workshop to explore and reflect on their own digital literacies, using a pyramid model developed by Beetham and Sharpe (2008). We asked people to feedback from their groups and … Continue reading

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Building a social network for scientists is the web-portal of the African Climate Exchange project at the UoR Meteorology Department.  Afclix is a social networking site, where each member has a profile, can create collaborative projects with other members and interact with those members in … Continue reading

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Digital Navigation

While shopping on the internet for resources to develop or tropical teaching glasshouse over the past few weeks I began to realise  how much a matter of personal taste the website design for small businesses is.  Some businesses go for a … Continue reading

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Read all about it!

This is my first ever blog – so readers please be kind! I am research communications manager for the university and keen to raise the profile of the breadth and depth of our research to an external audience – the … Continue reading

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