Tuesday, July 26, 2016

K+ Summer Spotlight

I'm teaching this week on a summer day camp for older British high school students. King's runs a widening participation programme supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds in their professional growth and applications to university. The culmination of the year-long experience is a week on King's campus with PhD tutors, admissions advisors, undergraduate ambassadors, etc. getting a taste of uni life and a lot of help crafting writing samples, personal statements, and the like.
King's partners with The Brilliant Club to run academic classes as a part of the session. I am once again teaching "Does the Telly Lie? Media and the Middle East". Students who chose languages and literature as their subject stream are working with me to learn a bit of Arabic, explore bias and epistemology in writing, and challenge their assumptions about the region. 

More importantly, yesterday we participated in a competition around the uni. The live feed can be found on my Twitter - Twitter.com/beccafarnum

We were incredibly serious the entire time. As evidenced by our sprint through the fountains and various other absurd poses taken with fountains. 

It is shaping up to be a most excellent - if long - week. Let's go, kids. 

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