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Unit X Inspirer
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24th April
11:30 to 12:30
3 You will earn 3 silver points for completing this activity.
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Writing Critically your Reflection

24th April 11:30 to 12:30
This year Unit X is working in partnership with our Academic & Study Skills Team to bring you 3 workshops to elevate your creative and critical thinking as you prepare to submit your Unit X Assessment.
Unit X: The official playground exploring the big questions facing the future of design and what it is like to work, live and breathe as creative change makers. We are collaborating with the Academic & Study Skills Team to elevate your creative thinking in a series of workshops designed to support you as your prepare for your Unit X assessment.

These workshops will be an opportunity to inspire your thinking during Unit X, and for those who attend in person, you can claim RISE points as additional credits! All talks will be recorded and available afterward on our Unit X webpage.

In the second workshop, we will explore how to present to the reader which ideas and work you have borrowed from others, used to enrich your own practice and got inspired by. You will learn how to highlight connections between your project, other practitioners and academic experts in your field and locate your work in your field. 

The workshops will be delivered by myself (Aurélie) and Chad McDonald, from the Academic and Study Skills Team. In the meantime, have a listen to the podcast ‘A Critical Thought’. With a colleague, Louise Livesey, we have a short, but hopefully insightful, conversation on reflection at university and we hope the thoughts and tips we share in this episode will be useful to you too. 

We also have a wealth of resources (including on screencasts on reflection) on our Moodle page

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Upskill ... in a specially developed programme to elevate your critical reflection skills.
  • Engage Online ... a Teams-based opportunity to attend 1-3 workshops.
  • Show leadership... and the opportunity to demonstrate creative problem solving in practice.
  • Earn up to 3 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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