New Project!

With partners at Glasgow University and Northumbria University, we’ve been awarded £40,000 in funding from Not-Equal for a new project. The project has the working title “Hastag Poundsign” until we can come up with something better. Intervention Concept A problem is that a lot of people, particularly young people, are terrible at working out how to judge the value of information online.  We are particularly interested in the case of… Read Article →

Okay, so we got a massive grant? Maybe?

Bit of an odd bit of news. We’ve got a massive grant. We think. But every charity gets it. We think. Let me start at the beginning. We got this email: This says that we are part of the Google Ad Grant. We had to jump through some hoops to get it, but it was relatively simple. I understood it would give us a few hundred pounds worth of ads… Read Article →

Vitual Camps in Japan

This August we ran our first truly virtual White Water Writers camp with a group of Japanese students.   The students were learning English as part of their degree (and I think were doing it in the evening after their classes, which is very hardcore). Their book is the wonderful Changed Daily Life, and is ready to buy now. The camp went strangly smoothly (one of the harder parts was… Read Article →

References

In the last three years I’ve written 31 references for employers who are interested in employing one of my former White Water Writer camp leaders.  I’ve written effectively the same email/had the same conversation in all of those cases and it’s time to write it up so I can send future references to this page. If someone has been a leader on one of my camps it means that they:… Read Article →

Launching a new White Water Writers homepage!

Over the last few days I’ve complately rebuilt www.whitewaterwriters.com. It was a very generic site advertising an academic project to strangers and now it’s for our writers to see the results of their work. It took quite the mental shift to go from ‘we are running educational interventions’ to ‘we are a publisher that runs social interventions’ and the website change is part of that shift. We might lose a… Read Article →

Would you like to be a trustee?

We’re looking for trustees! eQuality Time would like to add two to four new trustees over the next few months, both to replace trustees that have moved on and as part of a general desire to continually bring fresh views in. We are looking for individuals who can offer the following: A commitment to the organisation A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort – we meet once a… Read Article →

eQuality Time coronavirus response

At their meeting on 1st April,  eQuality Time’s trustees decided to put the COO (the only current member of staff) into furlough from the 6th April. The decision process and reasoning are covered in this briefing document that was written ahead of the meeting: eQuality Time Coronovirus Response. Until 6th of April, the COO will be spending his time making sure that any project partners or volenteers  have everything they… Read Article →

Priorities

For the next few months eQuality Time is going to be focusing it’s efforts on a complete rewrite of the code for the Open Voice Factory, as well as experimenting with creating virtual White Water Writer camps. There’s a lot of reasons for the rewrite: The old github repo is extremely large because it contains quite a lot of versioned PowerPoint files and other ‘stuff’ – we want a much… Read Article →

Analysis of White Water Writers Camp costs

Today I’m looking into the proper costs of a White Water Writers camp.  I periodically do back-of-the-envelope calculations for quoting invidual camps but it was about time that I got some proper numbers involved. I’m doing it publically for all the normal reasons and one extra one: it might help some organisations tailor their requests a bit and say things like “Can we have more books, but give you access… Read Article →