I am getting ready for an event tonight called ‘Celebrating Staff Success’ to collect a qualification award for myself and to collect the ‘Student-Led Teaching Award’ for best feedback on behalf of my colleague, Paul Houghton.
The qualification I received was a PG certificate in Research Supervision for which I wrote a comparative paper on ‘Poetic Inquiry’ and ‘Doctoral Supervision’. The Article will appear in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice in a special edition edited by Alke Groppel-Wegener. I am thankful to her for introducing me to the area of ‘tactile academia’ and for inviting me to the HEA-funded ‘WRITEPAD’ conference (which I blogged about here) ; this event developed my research question about practice-based inquiry into the discussion surrounding doctoral supervision. The article is called, ‘Wing-Words and Frameways: Materialising the Critical Incident through Poetic Inquiry and Reflective Practice in Doctoral Supervision’.