Friday, 16 November 2012


A week of teaching at NUCA, archives – see and training – considering the National Student Survey (NSS) and our/my relationship to it. It’s important that students get the right information about a course when choosing where to study and increasingly, we are told, they along with their families are looking at sites such as which universities .com etc to make decisions, a sort of where to get the best deals on phones type site. I have been working with year 3 students on how to understand the rather elliptical questions in the survey along the implications of their tick boxes – it makes for interesting times and opportunities for us all. Meanwhile wading through some porn data with information graphics a tombstone of a book – wonderful. 
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein