Now that the xCHANGE festival at Birmingham City University has run its course and I’ve caught up with some missing sleep … I want to say a big THANKS to the festival’s guest blogger Samantha Howson for her 9 posts throughout the festival. Samantha was a dedicated festivalgoer and probably comes second only to me in terms of stamps in her festival passport! Her reports on a range of events, from launch, to panel, to exhibition, to finale … were always informative, thoughtful and concise. It was great to work with Samantha during the xCHANGE festival and know that the g word blog was in safe hands! When she completes her Study Abroad semester at BCU, Samantha returns to Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia to finish her degree.