Unlimited love/hate: My life with Red Hot Chili Peppers (an album review)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned with a double album, and legendary guitarist John Frusciante is back in the band – so why am I nervous?

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FLEX 30: Using pedagogy, professional expertise and critical reflection to create a pathway to teaching

Part of the University Teaching Academy’s pathway to a Masters in Higher Education at Manchester Met, FLEX 30 is a 30-credit module which asks participants to create a 3,000 portfolio based around practical activities and reflective learning.

The paper below was submitted in December 2021 and is awaiting a grade (due Feb 2022)

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FLEX 30 – Activity 1: Reflecting on the academic / practitioner dynamic in problem-based learning

In support of my first FLEX 30 activity, I observe and participate in a student seminar, using the opportunity to consider the dynamic between myself and my academic colleague – and looking at how I can learn from this as part of my own teaching journey.

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FLEX 30 Exercise: Reflecting on Parkin’s Developing Sustainable Resilience in Higher Education

In support of my FLEX 30 reading and learning, I reflect on Parkin’s Developing Sustainable Resilience in Higher Education (2020) – and how it reframes my own recent experiences as a marketing professional in higher education.

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FLEX 30 – Exercise: What advice would I give to a first year student looking to get ahead of their future career in marketing?

This week, I was asked by a student what they could do now to get ahead for a future career in marketing. So, while there are a hundred answers I could give, here are five for now…

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How Warner Bros won me over with a smart bit of Matrix 4 marketing

I was pretty certain it would be impossible to excite me about a fourth dose of The Matrix, but a smart bit of marketing was enough to make me shut up and take my meds.

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