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Climbing a mountain

Starting the adventure

If you have seen the title of this waffle and come to read an epic adventure that leads a group of brave dwarves, elves and hobbits across dark and dangerous terrain then I’m afraid you are going to be be disappointed. I am, of course, talking about the new adventure of starting university. After the hype and emotions of the A-levels results and clearing have subsided, some of you might be thinking ahead, itching to get to university and start your socialising….I mean studying. As you still have some time to wait, this waffle is to get you to start to think about organising yourself for your adventure.

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Facilitating Feedback

One of the most exciting parts of the Eurovision Song contest is the results – the awarding of points and the declaration of the eventual winner. The show would be a lot longer if more feedback was provided – something like 10 points due to the rousing nature of the tune and the inspiring lyrics, although the actual justification of the points would be interesting to hear. Detailed and effective feedback is not something that we, as practitioners, can or should avoid, so this week’s waffle is about some ideas for managing that feedback.

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