Browsing All posts tagged under »social inclusion«

Digital Suicide

September 16, 2010

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It is an interesting idea that, for those whose lives have been lived out online, disconnection is being talked about in terms of digital suicide. Interesting, but melodramatic in the extreme. Addiction of any kind is going to be difficult to shake off and, as clinics in the US are seeing, treating people who have […]

Social Media in internal communications

September 2, 2010

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Social media tools have a core role to play in engaging an internal audience and can serve as platforms for both one-way communication or as more interactive platforms. Many organisations use social tools to deliver company information in a broadcast fashion, whether by way of update services such as Yammer or Twitter or via internal […]

Universities should look to deliver real returns on investment

June 24, 2010

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The emergency budget has hit Higher Education particularly hard with cuts in spending of up to 25% over the next four years. Coupled with the impact on capital expenditure that the VAT rise will bring about, leading universities are inevitably looking to an increase in fees to meet the shortfall. In itself, that shouldn’t be […]

Taking credit

June 23, 2010

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In late 2009, The Federal Trade Commission in the States ruled that bloggers with a clear interest in a product (such as being employed by the company that makes it) should reveal their affiliation online if they are talking about said product in an attempt to reduce the amount of misinformation online. That started a […]

Diversity 2.0

April 4, 2010

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Notwithstanding the fact that Chris Grayling’s comments advocating that B&B owners should be allowed to refuse entry to gay couples portray a potential Home Secretary in a rather embarrassing, law-breaking stance, they also show the thorny issue that discussions on diversity must now tackle. Previous discourse on equality & tolerance was limited to the notion […]

Majority of young women in university

March 31, 2010

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It seems the relentless march to 50% university participation has passed a couple of new milestones with new figures showing total participation up to 45% with 40% of men and 51% of women now going to university. This news will no doubt be received with a heavy heart by the AGR who last week published […]

Identifying value in free Higher Education

October 28, 2009

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It makes me somewhat uneasy reading Seth Godin’s thoughts on the future of education, especially when his conclusion is that an education system that tends towards the free doesn’t necessarily negate the possibility of making money. What he seems to have overlooked is not the concept of cost but of value in the kind of […]

Prison officers, not academics

September 2, 2009

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The conclusions from the Howard League’s research into prison officer skills and development are not unexpected – in that they highlight a well-defined issue in how to increase the volume of quality prison officers in the system.  But, as is all too familiar today, having identified a valid issue robustly, the recommendation is given without applying […]

Recruiting social workers

September 1, 2009

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I haven’t yet seen the ads, so it may be too early to comment, but are hard-hitting government campaigns like the one currently being planned to recruit more than 5,000 social workers really the best use of public funds? It’s not that something doesn’t need doing, urgently, because it does.  But turning to the big-hitting […]

Paying for a lack of engagement

August 16, 2009

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It had been on my mind for a week or so to enter the Royal Parks Half Marathon and watching the triathlon in Hyde Park yesterday provided the necessary catalyst for action.  It seems, however, a day or two too late as registration has closed – except for a few remaining charity places. Which got […]