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Thursday 24 September 202015.00 to 16.00

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In this online presentation,​ PhD candidates David, Henrika and Nidal will share their experience as online learners at UCL Institute of Education. They will introduce themselves and their diverse career paths leading to their different PhD journey. The presentation will reflect a summary of tips and tricks that are useful to prospective postgraduate students who will be pursuing their studies online; these include management and technical skills as well as personal, academic and networking advice.

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David Ruttenberg is a Florida-based, full-time UCL PhD Candidate & NIHR Innovation Recipient researching wearable interventions for neuro-diverse individuals. He is a former UCL Student Trustee, Postgraduate Student Representative and sits on the board of directors for Florida Atlantic University’s  Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. David is a proud father, husband and - in his spare time - a GRAMMY Producer, AFM Music Engineer, BMI Composer/Arranger and Amazon best-selling author.

Nidal Al Haj Sleiman is a 3rd year UCL PhD candidate and a student representative at the Learning and Leadership Department. Nidal is a mother of four children and is currently based in Qatar. She works as an executive advisor for a teaching and leadership platform in the Middle East, and has previously worked as a principal, teacher, and teacher trainer. Her research interests include learning-centred leadership, teacher empowerment, social impact, and Bourdieu’s social theory.

- Henrika Floren is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, within the department of Culture, Communication and Learning, with a focus on multimodal text practices in higher education and assessment. Her research interests include multimodal representation, communication and multiliteracies. She also works at Dalarna University, Sweden, with facilitating teaching and learning in digital and online environments.