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The Ancient Mariner may have been mistaken…

August 28, 2009

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Water, water everywhere Even on the Mayor’s agenda – which is good to see. No doubt, over the coming years, this will become much more front and centre and putting it in front of people now is a good start.   There are real cost-savings for Londoners if they do embrace a new approach to water […]

Climate Camp – location revealed

August 26, 2009

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One of the great things about this morning’s (so far peaceful) cat and mouse start to Climate Camp has been the way the media and police were kept guessing as to the eventual location. Yes, I know it annoyed Jack Straw and others and, in the greater sense of doing good by everybody, the organisers should really have […]

Twitter – it’s how you phrase the question

August 26, 2009

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Biased though I may be as a research professional, might the reason so much of the traffic on Twitter is counted as pointless babble because the entry box reads: What are you doing?  Given that many people engage with social media, online news and the cricket during their lunch hour (and, it seems, more and […]

Novel gym membership idea from Waitrose in disguise?

August 26, 2009

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Can’t help but wonder if tricks are being missed all over the developed world.  People are spending large amounts of  pounds (£££) to divest themselves of large amounts of pounds (lbs), largely because they’ve spent too many of the former on eating too many of the latter in the first place. The easy answer is not […]

Intrinsic value in graduate recruitment?

August 25, 2009

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Success where measured against intrinsic goals … was seen to be psychologically nourishing. A June study in the Journal of Research in Personality sheds new and interesting findings on the concept of happiness at work within a graduate context. Running a series of psychological surveys with 147 alumni from two universities, once twelve months after graduation […]

Blog Snorkeling

August 25, 2009

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(blŏg snôr’kəlĭng) n. The act of searching through blogs manually, especially as part of managing your online reputation.  More people should use this term.

Higher Education – cost versus value

August 21, 2009

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It’s all well and good for David Lammy to continue to beat a drum for Higher Education but is it not now time to ask what benefit the Government policy of pushing people into University courses, regardless of desire or appropriateness, produces for the individuals or for society? New data from The Push Student Debt […]