Thematic Analysis

Having interviewed Dr Jeff Davey we were left with a lot of notes and ideas. In order to try to focus on what was important we conducted a thematic analysis exercise together. Each person took a stack of post-it notes and wrote out what they found helpful, insightful, or important. We then shared what we…

Interview – Dr Jeff Davey

To gather first hand information on bee conservation we met with Dr Jeff Davey who is a research technician from UWE. He takes care of honey bee hives that are located on campus grounds as well as hives on his allotment. Jeff also works with school children to teach them about bees using various methods…

Guest Lecture – Jemma Kamara

We were given a talk from UWE Business Studies Graduate Jemma Kamara about her career in digital media. Accessability She realised that she loved to always be learning and this drive lead her to working with digital technologies. Jemma began her career at Aardman as a production assistant. During this time she ran projects, conduycted…

21/02/17 – Group Meeting

We had a group meeting to go over last weeks workshop with Dr Rob Phillips and work on the project. We discussed it and decided to target Bees for the project. From Robs advice we decided to set out three mission statements that are challenges we need to address. They will allows us to be…

Guest Lecture – Dr. Rob Phillips

On Thursday (16/02/17) we had Dr. Rob Phillips in to give us a guest lecture and go deeper into exploring our topic. What was particularly interesting is Rob is already involved with environmental projects through citizen science and proved to be extremely helpful having his comments. Citizen Science is the practice of enabling praticipants outside…

Antonio Gould Workshop

This week we had a lecture and workshop from antonio Gould who is a pruct design manager who has worked on several ineresting projects so was able to give us some interesting insights into the industry and the work he completes. The most notable project he has worked on and talked about was ‘Teach you…

8/2/17 – Next Project Steps – Contacting our Organisations

Regarding the next steps in our project primarily we need to get into contact with the organisations we plan on potentially working with. Therefore as a group we created a draft colloborative document where we drafted what we felt like was an appriopriate document for Emailing our prospective companies. In the email we wanted to…

Brandon Hill Research Trip

As part of our weekly task as well as the initial research phases of this topic we conducted a research trip to Brandon Hill a well-known wildlife location in the centre of Bristol. This location was also chosen due to its association and close proximity to the headquarters of the Avon and Somerset Wildlife Trust….

Planning the Week Ahead

Last Thursday we met as a group to discuss what to do and also to make plans for the upcoming week. We decided on splitting up our research into two different focal areas: Places Organisations By looking at places (Justin already visited Stoke Park) we can get a feel of different environments and the potential…

Stoke Park Visit – 01/02/17

On Wednesday as part of our initial research for our project I decided to visit the Stoke Park estate which is located along my walk into uni and one I frequently visit. Knowing our area of research and potential organisations would be conservation based I thought this location could provide potential ideas of insights relating…

Initial Discussion 26/01/17

During this workshop session we, as a group, discussed which area in particular regarding our initial brief we wanted to focus our research around. Initially our first idea was to take up the disability area and began looking into charities in particular Guide Dogs for the blind as we all felt this would be an…

Branding Workshop

Our first workshop this Semester focused on the topic of Branding in preparation for consideration within our own projects.