All entries for May 2005

May 16, 2005

Lillian Lijn

What a brilliant exhibition! (Mead gallery)

Lillian Lijn was inspired by the techology of the 1960s to produce works that are still totally beguiling 40 years later.

If you love the Koan, and who wouldn't, you will be blown away by her other works. For a lunchtime meditation sit and watch her softly lit spheres gently prerambulating around their acrylic discs …. magic!

May 13, 2005

London Hub Event

I have been asked to contribute to a seminar organised by the London Hub of UKGRAD - the topic being how to support part-time research students.

I guess other speakers will be looking at the particular needs of this group, and, to be honest, we have not previously fully thought through how mainstream provision is/is not helpful for this group. Current provision, which is partly Roberts funded, has been focussed more on the Research Councils funded students who are full time. International students (another client group) also tend to be full-time students

So, the event will be really hepful for me in thinking about next years' programme for the Graduate School, and also how PDP/CPD can be made more relevant for part-time students.
The aspect of the Warwick provision that I can focus on is the E-Portolio and Blog facilities, I do think that part-timers could really benefit from the formal and informal (respectively) networking and communication opportuities that these e-resources provide…

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