The conference theme this year provides a rich metaphor to explore. As a small scale farmer I spend a great deal of my time tending my fields, and the potential of the metaphor has inspired me to … [Read More...]
How amazing! I was connected to lovely people from all over the world for an hour and my thanks go to Online Events for the technical stuff and to Leilani for asking me to step up! By the magic that … [Read More...]
Early in February I took part in a meeting of all the UKATA committee chairs and members of UKATA Council. I felt very much like an enthusiastic new boy as i’ve just taken over as chair of the Member … [Read More...]
A new scheme to present medals was launched at the National Conference, in Blackpool. Three medals will be awarded at next year’s National Conference in order to celebrate achievements and contributions to TA. In the true spirit of the TA tradition, a medal could be awarded for anything. The only criteria is that the nominated person must be […]
Over this last year I have been pondering connection and community. Some of you will have been at the talk I did in Leeds or Salisbury at the conferences acknowledging the importance of our community to me and how the connection I have made on my journey has been significant and added a richness to my life. This sense of community and connection was what led me to the idea of the #TATuesday project. I think sometimes we shy away from technology as most of us grew up in an age without internet, Skype, twitter, Facebook and all the ways that we have of connecting today.
We have have made some small changes to the main webpage today, to include fully interactive social media buttons, and a new ‘latest news’ section below the main navigation boxes. Other changes include tidying up the video page, and linking it to our youtube account.
If you are planning your CPD or just want to know what events are happening in the TA world, we have the diary up and running. If you want to add to the diary, there is a spreadsheet you can download and fill to submit your events.
UKATA has now released a Social Media Policy to help practitioners to navigate the murky world of Facebook and Twitter etc. without crossing ethical boundaries.