Category Archives: academia

Leaving do

My colleague Will Woods left the OU today. We worked together for over 20 years, Will was part of the team that I worked with to develop the OUs first elearning course in 1999. We both then moved from Technology to IET. He’s off to be CEO at the open college of Arts.
Everyone’s leaving :(

So here’s a story

My daughter looked through the drawers in my office and said “what’s this?” It was a parcel that had been sent to me in 2015 with these gifts in it. Someone had signed for it in my absence & put it in my drawer. But I never look in my drawers and so it has sat there undiscovered. The sender must have thought I was very rude not to thank them for it.
There is a metaphor here about the benefits of bringing in novel thinking to the work place

Principal fellow

I got my award of Principal Fellow of HEA today – it’s a laborious process to be honest. But worthwhile in the end as it seems to be something increasingly recognised. It was also quite an interesting process reflecting on your career