I’m glad to report that Gary, the French Bulldog, is settling in nicely to life at the Stewart household. He’s a little under the weather but we’re hoping some antibiotics might perk him up a bit for next week. One thing I’ve noticed, having a dog, is that I’m learning to relax. I’m never that satisfied doing nothing on a night so I’d always busy myself with something. Having Gary has helped me to feel at ease with doing very little which, in the words of Louis Balfour, is nice.
My main outings this week were to reflect on the learning and teaching conference Jisc helped to support at the University of Hull and to also catch-up with the strategic aims of Hull College Group. I could do with some time to catch-up and follow through on actions from previous meetings which I’m hoping will be the case next week.
I don’t feel like I’m making a massive amount of progress on my knee at the moment. Slowly but surely I guess. Starting to try and get a bit more cardio in on the cross trainer, but I’m extremely jealous seeing people out and about running. I may have to sort my bike out and start getting out on that.
A couple of links caught my eye this week:
- Amazon – the new research council?
- Providing young people with the tools to succeed
- Time to put a stop to the Sound-byte Generation
Finally but certainly not least I wanted to say massive congratulations to James Gupta and Omair Vaiyani. Their upcoming education platform recently went through a £200,000 investment round and a beta will be available in the coming months! They impressed me hugely during their time with Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation and I wish them all the luck in the world!