Pythagoras said that the most divine art was that of healing. And if the healing art is most divine, it must occupy itself with the soul as well as with the body; for no creature can be sound so long as the higher part in it is sickly – Apollonius of Tyana.
I wanted to say thank you, too. I have been told many times to think about sharing my work – Particularly thinking about the professions I may consider working in, in the future, and how this may be affected. However, it prompted me to research further into professionals who share their personal thoughts via various art mediums, and platforms such as books, television and social media, to break stigma, and show that mental health does not discriminate. It made me think about those who raise awareness on social media, and I questioned why I was being told to be careful with what I share.
On the dawn of the new year and the plans and hopes ahead. Thomas Delahunt reflects and asks the community of butterflies to respond. Using the poem “draw away to see”, the community is asked to give back a reflection on their present feelings. This will then allow for a poem to be constructed from these voices, images and words.
This blog is aimed to challenge our thinking about creative curriculum design. Alternative learning experiences at university.
‘When you open yourself to the view of others it’s a risk. Much like the poem at the end of this post suggests ‘at times we will not open our eyes to see who is dancing amongst the stars with us’.
Thomas Delahunt, Senior Lecturer and Nurturer of the #poeticnursingheart, asks for a student’s view and is amazed by the insight and determined voice that comes back.
We asked a small group of students what made them feel part of the University community, the responses we gathered covered a wide range of areas.
Broadstairs’ student Dan Loveday reveals how working with Partners in Learning allowed him to discover Canterbury and a whole wealth of other students and staff he may have never met.
Monica recounts her experience working with Partners in Learning to create video material for the Learning & Teaching Conference.
If University has ever got too much and you’ve considered giving up, here are some pointers from a current student (who’s felt like that too!) on where to look for help.