Nevermind the Buzzwords: Issues in Higher Education

Higher education, pedagogy and excellence in teaching practice

Monsters under the Bed: Impostor syndrome and the real fear of failure

Why is impostor syndrome the trademark sign of so many successful HE professionals - Trying to make sense of my jumbled thoughts. Not another impostor syndrome article I hear you say!  We’ve been reading about it since Clance (1978) identified it... Continue Reading →


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Disclaimer:  These are the inane ramblings of a Senior Teaching Fellow, all views are my own.  Sources are referenced, errors are all mine. I am a Senior Teaching Fellow with a wide range of professional interests, (I promise I am... Continue Reading →

The impact of culture on advising: From elitism to massification, the UK perspective. A thought piece from my lunchtime pondering in the park

I have been looking forward to reading the forthcoming book on personal tutoring models by McIntosh, Lochtie, Stork and Walker  (link below) since I pre-ordered it and it set me thinking (as these things do) about advising and tutoring and... Continue Reading →

Inclusivity: What does that mean for you? Take-a-break: A 5 minute discussion point!

There is a lot being written about inclusivity at the moment, but what does inclusivity actually mean?  Much of what I read seems to include an emphasis on students with disabilities. that is brilliant we need that, we all know we... Continue Reading →

The role of parents at open days and managing student expectation.

I have always had mixed views about this – did your parents take you to your open day or did you take them? I think it’s important that we welcome parents and show them that their offspring are goi… Source:... Continue Reading →

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