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The Lost Art Of The Worker Bee

I’m preparing for my second Toastmasters speech this week as well as the holiday (which basically means I am buying a lot of soft drinks and beer because I don’t cook), so I’m sharing a guest post I wrote for my work blog about the importance of followers, not just leaders. 772 more words

Career Development

RUFORUM Strengthens Partnerships with Finland, Norway and Sweden

A three person team from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) visited Finland, Norway, and Sweden from 9-18 November, 2015 to strengthen existing, and explore new partnerships in the Nordic region as part of implementation of the RUFORUM new Strategic Business Plan (2015-2020) 436 more words


Symposium on Artist/Academic Collaborations: Uncomfortable Encounters, Disruptive Pedagogies (10 December)

I’m pleased to share details of an event I’m helping to co-organize in Dublin on 10 December, led by my colleague Dr Alice Feldman (UCD Sociology). 218 more words

Event Announcements

Chapter Twenty One: A Call for Help

They didn’t know where to start. Praveena didn’t want people to judge Niveda, and Anil agreed. They wondered if they should speak to the principal; they could imagine his reaction, “Drugs!” he would exclaim, “Oh, goodness! 719 more words


I’m Convinced: We Need More Conservatives on Campus

My eyes were opened a few years back. I was offering a senior seminar in the history of American conservatism. Several students—some of whom eventually took the class and some of whom did not—came to my office and said something along the lines of “Thank God we finally have a conservative professor!” When I explained to them—sympathetically but clearly, I hope— 521 more words


Key online resources for an introduction to higher ed content marketing

As you may or may not know, I started working at The University of Manchester in a web content role earlier this year. This was a huge move for me, having had little experience of in-house content work and pretty much no experience of the higher education sector, beyond getting my own degree 12 years ago. 713 more words

Content Marketing

How to graduate from an MBA without a heavy burden of debt

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Stacy Drohomyrecky is the first in her family to pursue an MBA – she’s always been good at managing money. What’s more astonishing is that the 25-year-old plans to have paid for the degree within a year of graduating. 790 more words