Monday, 23 September 2013

Getting started...

Lovely to meet with most of you last week, and catch up with returning students of course!

As you know we like to communicate through a variety of means on the MAPP DTP and those of you on Module one now, your first task is to set up and post your first blog.  If you could let me have your blog addresses ASAP I can then add them to our LibGuides page and you can all link up with each others blogs in order to be able to comment on and exchange thoughts that way.

Those of Module two and three, please do make sure you are linked with each other through your blogs too (I have updated on LibGuides, so that you can find links to each others blogs under the separate modules and under a comprehensive list also, titled Blogs!).  Module three's, we spoke about you all sharing what you're doing in terms of your research through your blogs with each other to start you back into using your blogs this term.  Module two's for you to get linked in on Linked-In on our MAPP DTP discussion group, for a wider sharing of practice and ideas here.

Your learning/study weeks for all of you this term run from MONDAY SEPT 30 (being week 1) through to Friday Dec 20 (being the end of week 12)  with submission of work for assessment on MONDAY JAN 7 2014.  Module Three's will also have their oral/practical presentations of TUES JAN 21 2014, to which you are all welcome to attend and support.

So in preparation for week 1 - blogs up and running, dates in diaries, linked in on Linked-in, and bedtime reading of your handbooks!

Of course, any questions now, or at any time, Adesola and I are here, online, on the phone, in person...

Deep breath in and let's go!!


Thursday, 5 September 2013

New Term...

Welcome back those continuing on their MAPP journey's and welcome to all our new MAPPers too!
Hoping you all had good, restful/research-full summers and are keen and ready to go at the end of this month.

Some dates and info for you ahead of the term starting...

Induction -
New starters for this term we would like to meet with you for and induction/orientation chat via Skype on Friday Sept 20th, 17.00-18.30.  Please make contact with myself and Adesola (your advisors for the MAPP DTP) before then so that we are sure not to miss any of you in that call.
Skype: Helen - helen.kindred2 / Adesola - aonthephone

If you would also like to meet in person at our London campus in Hendon, I'll be happy to see you there at 13.00, also on the 20th.  Please let me know if you intend to come.

Returning students, whilst you don't need an induction to the programme, it would be really good to catch up and talk through the modules you are progressing onto.  We would like to do this via Skype on Saturday Sept 21st, 10.00-11.30.  Please can you also make sure that you make contact with Adesola and myself before then, I know I have contact for some of you and Adesola for others, but it would be good to have you all together for this.
If you would also like to meet in person on campus, I'm happy to catch up with you in Hendon at 14.30.

Handbooks -
Programme and Module Handbooks for 2013-14 are now up on our Library Guides page for you to access.  If you would like a hard copy of any sent to you please do let me know.

Looking forward to talking with you all soon!