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Caragh Medlicott

Caragh Medlicott is a freelance writer and interim Editor of Wales Arts Review. After graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University she began a full-time writing career in Wales. She is the author of several published short stories and was shortlisted for the Lunate 500 award in December 2020, and a finalist in Narrative’s 30 Below competition in 2021. She is a regular contributor to BBC Wales' The Review Show.

 

Articles by Caragh Medlicott

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Featured Neurodiversity Uncategorized

Neurodivergent Icons… in Mind Maps

It’s no secret that our differences are what make us special. Whether it’s your personal style, talents, or…

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Ayoa Mind Mapping

Mind Maps – for reflecting or growing?

Mind mappers can quite often be divided into two camps – those who use the technique to superpower their learning through revision mind maps, and those who see the mind map as a creative tool primarily intended for ideation and growth.

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Ayoa Quick Tips

What’s going on in your *life* mind map?

Is there anything more intimidating than organising your own life? As tasks go, making sure everything is as you’d like it to be in your daily life is a pretty big deal. Oftentimes, it’s easy to let things tick by without stopping to take stock.

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Ayoa Featured Mind Mapping

Why mind mapping is for the whole team

Mind maps are famous as great creative tools. Also known as “brainstorms” or “spider diagrams”, people often associate them with the beginning stages of a project or as a tool used solely by the creative members of the team. But it’s time to break mind maps out of this particular typecast!

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3 mins

Featured Neurodiversity

Techniques which talk to neurodivergent brains

For too long, neurodivergent individuals were misunderstood and underrepresented in the media. Once upon a time (and sadly, still on occasion today) neurological differences were wrongly interpreted as something which limited an individual. Of course, we now know that is far from the truth.

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5 mins

Featured Mind Mapping Project Management Quick Tips

Finding the practical link between mind maps and project management

Any project manager will tell you that what they do is no easy job. Projects are like vehicles,…

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3 mins

Neurodiversity

Neuro “what”? How to make people see and understand neurodiversity

Charles Kettering once said: “Knowing is not understanding… you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” This is an important distinction when it comes to neurodiversity because knowing about neurodivergence is not enough, it needs to be truly understood in order for there to be real representation, empathy and inclusion in the workplace.

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Education and Learning Neurodiversity

Review: neurodiversity in education in 2022

Education makes up the foundation of modern society. From our earliest years right through to secondary school, sixth form and – if chosen – higher education, learning is a continual and ongoing process. It is our education which enables us to act as informed moral citizens who are curious about the world around us and eager to grow and succeed in the future.

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Ayoa Featured Mind Mapping Quick Tips

What is a mind map?

Even if you’re not familiar with the term ‘mind map’, chances are you’ve used this visual thinking tool at some point in your life. Sometimes called a spider diagram or a brainstorm, mind mapping refers to a technique used for generating ideas, analysing concepts, absorbing knowledge and finding solutions (and much more in between).

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3 mins

Quick Tips

Embracing divergent thinking in the workplace

To the uninitiated, “divergent” might sound like a negative word. In daily life it does have certain negative connotations. A divergent route is a pain, taking us off our desired course. When a conversation is diverted, it generally means going off-topic or losing sight of the original point of discussion. And yet, despite these miscellaneous negative associations, it’s a word which can actually signify a whole lot of positivity.

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3 mins

Quick Tips

Mind map online to stay ahead of the curve

As Matthew Broderick once said in the 80s movie classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If that was true in the 80s, then it’s even more true today. Technology has created a global economy which is predicated on speed, innovation and constant advancement.

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4 mins

Quick Tips

​​The keys to creative marketing

Marketing has always been a creative industry, but with more voices than ever vying for customer attention, innovation has become the number one ingredient when it comes to standing out from the crowd.

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