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HIL: My Love of Fitness got Me Here!

  My love of fitness and body-building all began back in July 2014 when I had my first ‘adult’ gym pass. I was upgraded from a Junior Gym pass and could now use the gym before, after and perhaps even during school. This was just the beginning of a love affair which has led me to compete nationally in bikini fitness and bodybuilding. As I became a more frequent user of the gym, I began to network with people who knew a lot more than I did about fitness. Continue reading →

Tom Davidson: BCUR17!

Last week was a very busy week for Co-Design, with a trip to Exeter Change Agents network, and this week built on that! In total 5 members of the group attended the British Conference on Undergraduate research in Bournemouth, and another 4 attended the Chartered Association of Business School’s conference in Bristol. Tom Rowledge and I attended the Bournemouth conference for both days, and we were joined by Stephanie and Aressma on Tuesday and by Sam on Wednesday. Continue reading →

Stephanie and Aressema: BCUR17!

The conference at Bournemouth University was a great experience to interact with a vast majority of people from all over the UK and some as far as Dubai. It was heavily student-based so it gave us the opportunity to engage in conversations with like-minded people. There was quite an exhilarating atmosphere that filled the place and we couldn't wait to get started. Continue reading →

One Young Bath: Preview

Tom and I always seem to make most of our trips at the end of term, and this is no exception! On Saturday we'll be heading to One Young Bath. This is a really exciting event which we are lucky enough to have been invited courtesy of Flo Broderick (an ex-DigiChamp no less!) The event is wide-ranging, with talks on a number of world issues and how young people can begin to look at and help solve these. Continue reading →

Student Teachers on MANG1022

Another year, another guest lecture...hopefully it doesn't get any less exciting! Two weeks ago, trusty DigiChamps Tom Rowledge, Sarah Hewitt and Nic Fair and I all delivered a session on Digital Literacies to MANG1022. This was an interactive session, similar in many ways to the one last year, but also with an additional "Data-Gathering" dimension. I'll come on to the content in the session in a second, but it is important first to explain the context. Continue reading →

Digital Literacies Round Up

This is a slightly dual purpose blog post, but please do not be deterred, and instead read on…   If you are currently enrolled on MANG1022, you will be aware (or are now aware…) that you have a recently had a session with us, on Digital Literacies. The session was largely interactive, and involved you looking deeper into your own social media profiles to understand exactly what an “Online Identity” consists of. Continue reading →

Social Media in Higher Education Conference

After a whirlwind week, submitting/doing almost all of my assignments, writing case studies and preparing an abstract for a summer conference, it was a relief when we passed the midpoint. This was not just because the weekend, and indeed the Christmas holidays were in sight, but because Tom and I would be travelling to Sheffield for the Social Media in Higher Education Conference late Thursday night, a conference we had been looking forward to for a large number of months. Continue reading →

Book Review – Freakonomics

I had an eye on Freakonomics for a long time and recently I decided to give it a try as people online were fascinated by it. Having my cup of coffee in the morning and going through the introduction, I was sure this will be one of those trivial books that questions everything in the world and doesn’t provide any specific answers. By the time I was having a glass of chardonnay in the evening, I read most of it and realised, the book I just read was not about economics at all. Continue reading →