Development & Training, Discrimination, Good practices, HigherEd, Leadership

My contributions to the AdvanceHE PSF Review 2022

Recently, Advance HE invited ALT Assembly members for a UK Professional Standards Framework (2011) Review Consultation, I registered to attend, mainly because I have been quite critical of some sections of the PSF. This blog sums up some of my suggestions for improvement, these were made during the meeting and also on a Padlet (https://padlet.com/juliebc18/psfconsult),… Continue reading My contributions to the AdvanceHE PSF Review 2022

Change Management, Development & Training, Good practices, Higher Education

My little “astuce” to professional happiness

Today, is International Day of Happiness, a day where we celebrate being happy, and then sabotage ourselves the remaining 364 days into not being happy. I am writing my thoughts as a reflection on what I have done the last few days to be happy in my professional activities. Of course, there have been several… Continue reading My little “astuce” to professional happiness

Antiracism, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Modern slavery in UK HEIs

Racist practices to eliminate racism - the new elephant in the room When slavery was abolished in the ex-British colonies in the 19th century, it was a relief and a ray of hope for the countless slaves whose families had lost their lives while making a run for freedom or standing up to demand a… Continue reading Modern slavery in UK HEIs

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

During my recent ALT Winter 2021 presentation on "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology", I had created a Padlet space for some interactive exercises and reflections around the understanding of the recruitment and development and anti-racism. While preparing the slides, I have… Continue reading Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

Presentation entitled "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology" The presentation is planned to be delivered in two parts: (1) the importance of intersectionality to be presented by Dr Monica Chavez and (2) the recruitment part for me. From the conference abstract submitted,… Continue reading Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

Aurora, CPD, Development & Training, Gender Empowerment, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Leadership

My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

Although I only undertook the Aurora Women's Leadership Development Programme in 2019, I had it on my mind since it was first introduced 2013. I was based at the University of Reading then, and was coming out of a full-time contract into a visitor role. Despite being the founder of the Women in Academia network… Continue reading My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation

This post is written based on my observations during my presentation entitled "When learning technologists tackle sectorial racism via recruitment and staff development". The presentation itself was centred around the Action Learning Sets (ALS), organised by the Recruitment & Staff Development (RSD) subgroup of the Antiracism & Learning Technology group (A&R LT). The focus was on… Continue reading Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation