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Elaine Swift
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Last year you were incredibly supportive when I participated in the 5k Race for Life and together we raised over 300 pounds for Cancer Research UK. Well, as some of you know, I've been keeping up the running and in a moment of madness, I've signed up for the 10k Race for Life this year at Clumber Park on 21st June.

Yes, 10k. (It seemed like a good idea at the time). 

So here's the thing, if I double the distance, can you help me double the money raised as well? I'm already out training with the lovely ladies of the Notts Women Runners group but knowing that I've got your support as well would be brilliant. Last year you were amazing at helping me raise so much.  This year could you be fantastic and help me raise over £600 for Cancer Research UK?
These funds do come back to support researchers so, if you can help and spare a little cash towards something that we know has a big impact on so many lives, please sponsor me. You can donate via my Just Giving page at:  
Your support, as ever, in whatever form, is greatly appreciated and please do share with anyone else who might be interested in sponsoring me.

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We’re looking forward to meeting you all at the EMLT event tomorrow. Hopefully you’ve all been working on your google docs ahead of the meeting. Tomorrow we will be turning those resources into presentations.

Some final details about finding the event tomorrow:

The meeting will be held in the Staff Development Suite, Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University. You can find the City campus map here ( but the best way to get to the building is to come to the main entrance (revolving door entrance) for Chaucer Building which is just by the NTU tram stop.  Reception will send you up but the Staff Development Suite is on the second floor. 

Coming by car
If you’re coming by car, you can get reduced parking (£5) at Trinity Square Car Park (  Remember to bring your ticket and we’ll ensure that it’s gets charged at the right amount for you. To get to NTU from Trinity Square car park, turn left out of the car park entrance and then left again onto Shakespeare Street. Carry on all the way along Shakespeare Street, pass the fire station and other NTU buildings and when you get to the end by the Boots Library can see the tram stop down on the left-hand side of Goldsmith Street. The Chaucer Building is over opposite side of Goldsmith street.

By Tram
It’s £3.70 for a return ticket on the tram and you now need to get a ticket before getting on the tram. Park and Ride facilities are available at Forest Park and Ride. Or you can pick it up at the train station. There’s a stop for NTU.

WiFi Access
NTU are part of eduroam and there’s wifi in the suite. Anyone who needs guest access, just let one of the team know and we’ll help you out.

If anyone has any problems finding the Chaucer Building tomorrow please don’t hesitate to get in touch with CPLD enquiries: 0115 848 6552.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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Many thanks to all of you who have signed up for the Winter event, I hope you are all working on your flipped activity. There are still a few tickets left if you wish to attend: (password em1t).

The event will be held in the CPLD Staff Development Suite, which is in the Chaucer Building, Level 2, Nottingham Trent University. Come to Chaucer Reception and follow the signs to EMLT event/CPLD Staff Development Suite. (See City Site Map for Chaucer Building Location:

Lunch will be from 12-1pm.

Parking at Nottingham Trent University is exceptionally limited but visitors can use Trinity Square Car Park at a reduced cost of £5 or use the Park and Rides. The closest one to NTU is Forest Park and Ride. 

If anyone has any particular queries regarding the event please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

We look forward to welcoming you in the very New Year and want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your input into the Group over 2014 -you all make this is vibrant community it is. 

Wishing you all a good break and a happy new year.

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Still spaces available for the Winter EMLT on Flipped Learning at NTU 6th Jan. Already signed up. Remember your Flipped Activity!

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Updated version of What People Do All Day. 

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Yes, there’s just five days left if you’d like to sign up for a Pecha Kucha session at the next EMLT on 6th Jan at NTU’s new Staff Development Suite. If you’re interested in telling us about your flipped learning experiences you can sign up here We’ll even let you write on our walls (seriously)!

And a reminder that if you haven’t signed up already you can via the form on Eventbrite. You will need to enter the password to get in. This is: em1t  (emlt with the L replaced by a number 1).  The booking form is at One of the EMLT Steering Group will then helpfully contact you with your flipped preparation for the day.

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Hi All, 
Details of the next EMLT meeting in January at NTU on Flipped Learning in the new (and warm and cosy) Staff Development Suite. Sign up soon!

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Interested in Digital Literacy and e-learning? Staff Development? We're looking for a Senior Digital Practice Advisor here at NTU.

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Hey All. The Digital Practice team are looking for a Senior Digital Practice Advisor. Interested?  Full details on the NTU website or if anyone wants an informal chat, just drop me line.
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