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Liberating Structures, Self Development, Teaching

Inspired by Liberating Structures…

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended a Meetup with the Cardiff Liberating Structures group. I found out about it because of an advert from Meetup. Through Meetup, I help organise the CaRdiff User Group (an informal R learning group) and Meetup alerts me to new groups. For some reason, my interest was piqued. I can’t really remember why…
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Athena SWAN, Conferences, equality & diversity, Self Development

First C4ME Staff Development Day

Posted on 17 December 2018 by Paul Brennan

Over a year ago, the idea of an INSET day was suggested for the Centre for Medical Education. It was part of the School of Medicine Athena SWAN application. The idea was to get EVERYBODY in the Centre together for training, networking and team building. Today saw the first INSET day and I enjoyed it!
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Athena SWAN, race

Athena SWAN – my first step in inclusive diversity

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Paul Brennan

The opportunity to reflect is an essential part of improvement. Only when we look at where we are – assess our strengths and weaknesses – can we try to take a step forward in the right direction. Reflection requires time, reflection requires honesty, reflection requires feedback. Reflection lies at the heart of the Athena SWAN
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equality & diversity, race

Inspired by the African Caribbean Medical Association…

Posted on 6 November 2017 by Paul Brennan

This weekend, I was privileged to attend the very enjoyable launch of ACMA, the African Caribbean Medical Association, an organisation set up by eight medical students from Cardiff University. With a strap line of Inspire – Aspire – Achieve, what’s not to like! Highlights of the day included: a very interesting talk from Yvonne Coghill
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