Currently I am giving a keynote presentation at the 16th annual SEDA conference in Birmingham. In reality I am sitting at my desk, at home, in Islington, not even talking into a microphone because I recorded the whole thing about three weeks ago. Being today 36 weeks pregnant with twins we decided it was too [...]
At the end of June, due to some complications with my twin pregnancy, I was suddenly signed off work, indefinitely. Scary health issues and related stress aside, I have found this whole experience pretty weird and difficult. I was 15 weeks pregnant at the time and the prospect of not going back to work for [...]
There is a lot of talk, particularly from politicians about choice at the moment. And the rhetoric implies that choice is always a good thing. Sometimes, it obviously is – choice of Easter cupcake from coffee shop (lemon, chocolate, strawberry); or on a less flippant level, choice about who you vote for, where you live, [...]
In the spirit of the THES #loveHE campaign and also because it is Friday thought a positive post would be appropriate. The other week I had the most ridiculous week, but came out of it strangely positive and with a renewed appreciation of the benefits of working in HE in the UK.