Newsletter #8 (July 2015)

I am sitting on a patio, drinking coffee in the early morning sunshine in southern Spain, high up in the mountains but looking in the distance to the Med, reflecting on all that has happened recently and is set to happen soon. First of all, this is the moment to again congratulate all our new Read More …

Newsletter #7 (May 2015)

Where has the time flown since my last effort (October 2013) towards a newsletter? What on earth has kept me so busy that I left this Newsletter to one side? Back then Fitri and Khwan were heading for Panel in January 2014 (successfully completed) with Susan and Volha following that summer (successfully completed). Back then, Read More …

Newsletter #6 (2013-14)

It’s now the end of Week 3 of the new semester and everyone new who is coming has now come I think. The semester is underway, researcher development plans have been/are being made, studies have started/resumed, supervisions are filling our diaries, Panel preparations are underway, and, best of all, we have the first successful viva Read More …

Newsletter #4 March 2012

There has been a bit of a hiatus since the last newsletter, an indication of the busy-ness of this new semester, a busy-ness partly ‘encouraged’?since Julian retired, but also the consequence of?increasing PGR (doctoral) activity in the LTE Doctoral Community and beyond. The observant amongst you will have noticed that the numbers of profiles has Read More …

Newsletter #3

Hi All The end of November came and went without my finding time or inclination to finish this 3rd Newsletter. Now, it is the year’s end that approaches and, with it, here in Manchester, despite the mild weather, the wintry dark afternoons still encroach although at least the days are beginning to lengthen (albeit hardly perceptibly as Read More …

Newsletter #2 (September 2011)

Another month has whizzed past – I shouldn’t be surprised because, for me, Septembers tend to be a blur as we rush around getting the new academic year up and running. So, it’s time to take stock via another newsletter as I sit in a conference venue in Vrsac in Serbia, not far from Romania. I’m here for the first Read More …

Newsletter #1 (August 2011)

This is the first newsletter in what I hope will become a monthly endeavour p?sted towards the end of the month concerned. If you want me to include any items, let me know as and when the item arises, and I will include it in the next Newsletter. Alternatively, you can add you news as a Read More …