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UCISA Support Services Conference 2014 – Part 2

Before I kick off Part 2, it’s worth flagging up some of the other great conference resources that are out there.

Higher Education

UCISA Support Services Conference 2014 - Part 1

The time has come to reflect one last time on this year’s UCISA Support Services Conference – an event that’s given me a lot in terms of new experiences, new contacts and new ideas. 1,768 more words

Higher Education

Some thoughts on speaking

My recent adventures have prompted a good deal of thought around standing up in front of people and talking. I’m loath to call it Public Speaking, because that’s a Thing. 871 more words

Higher Education

Idea Management - A How To Guide (Part 2)

So back in Part 1… We had the thought to give Idea Management a go. We appreciated from the start that it’s an investment. We set some reasonable expectations and prepared ourselves for the notion that the best bits might not actually just come from realising Ideas. 1,549 more words

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View from Crewe - Reflections

After the excitement of live daily blogs last week from the UCISA conference, this blog is a few thoughts and reflections. For those that missed them, here are “A View from Crewe”  640 more words


Idea Management - A How To Guide (Part 1)

I was excited, flattered and terrified in equal measure last week to be able to speak at the UCISA Support Services Conference about an Idea Management Programme we’ve been running at Surrey. 1,998 more words

Higher Education

UCISA Support Services Conference 2014

Last week I attended this year’s UCISA SSC at Crewe Hall (which is near Crewe – ha!). The conference pulls in staff working in IT support roles from across UK Higher Education, from every corner of the land and every echelon of our organisations. 2,515 more words