In this post Dr Zeta Williams-Brown, outgoing Chair of BESA discusses her reflections on BESA as an association, its progress in the last three years and its future prospects. I have had the privilege of being Chair of BESA for the last three years and on exiting this post I wanted to write this blog […]
Studying in the time of a pandemic This post explores how the current public health pandemic brought with it, mixed blessings and a unique opportunity for two Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) students as they developed a new way of working. For Gemma, it coincided with a major life change of migrating to Canada with […]
In this blog post, Dr Julia Everitt discusses her school co-ordinator background and thesis, which explored the professionals and agencies involved in four schools. She reports on her analysis of the tools used to support schools, audit current partners and identify provision gaps. The aim was to enhance community schooling initiatives, but the last decade […]
Glenn Dene discusses his book, ‘Behind the Mask’, which documents photographs of staff at the Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, working through the Covid-19 pandemic. Glenn answers questions about the book, his views on the NHS and how his education impacted on his life. 1) What is your book about? ‘Behind the Mask’ is a collection […]
With the difficulties we are currently facing in education as a result of the global pandemic, issues of mental health and supporting learners through difficult times has taken on a new significance. In this post from our guest author Chloe Casey, perspectives are provided on the difficulties with measuring student wellbeing. Drawn from her doctoral research, the post highlights concerns regarding inconsistent approaches to measurement; and highlights a call for greater levels of validity and reliability, to improve comparable evidence for action.
In our next guest blog post, Rob Walker provides reflections regarding his experiences of completing an undergraduate degree during national lockdown. With the post starting with comparisons to dystopian societies; it then shifts to considering well-being and no detriment policies implemented by universities. Given that this no detriment policy has had a ‘profoundly stressful’ effect […]