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Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries from February 2008

Jennie Lee office layout

February 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Patrick unusually late today for our supervision meeting. I now realise that it was because he was involved in planning the desk layouts for the Jennie Lee. When we’d finished discussing me and my things, he said that they had finally settled on some really nice layouts for the JLB. However they had had to […]

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Tags: by Gill · Open plan

Open Plan – how not to do it!

February 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Reading Julia’s response to my post about the Jennie Lee building got me thinking about its potential effect on the communities. The work-based communities, such as the courses team or the OpenLearn team, will be placed near each other in delimited spaces. But what about the other groups. I am thinking particularly of the PhD […]

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Tags: by Gill · Open plan

The New Jennie Lee Building

February 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I went on my tour of the new Jennie Lee building today. There were supposed to be 10 of us, but only 4 made it on time, although one late-comer did manage to squeeze in before we’d gone too far. Time and the Jennie Lee tour wait for no-one. I was impressed by the interior […]

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Tags: by Gill · Open plan

OpenLearn Travel Bug

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

  I’ve just set up the OpenLearn travel bug. A bit of a long shot but might prove interesting. I’ve got an OpenLearn USB pen and have registered it as a travel bug. Patrick has laminated the goals card that will travel with the pen. I’m aiming for something tiny that will be easy to […]

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Tags: by Gill · Geocaching · Openlearn