Advance HE and the CUC (Committee of University Chairs), in collaboration with AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration) and the 30% Club, have launched a new ‘board vacancies’ portal which aims to make board appointments in higher education more visible and accessible, encouraging a greater diversity of applicants. It forms part of a wider […]
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According to the latest Ofcom communications report people in the UK now check their smartphones, on average, every 12 minutes of the waking day. Their press release also has a fascinating infographic comparing usage and consumption of media from 2008 and 2018 which shows startling changes over the last ten years. The full report covers […]
The EU has launched a general information portal for the public. Privacy International EDRI, Bits of Freedom and others are launching an EU-wide awareness raising campaign about the GDPR, available in eight different languages which is designed to educate users.
A new open-access journal produced by Leicester Learning Institute – The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (JLTHE) – was launched this week. The first issue can be read here. JLTHE is published using the Leicester Open Journals service. The journal aims to “raise the profile of scholarship in educational practice, and to […]
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OpenDissertations.org, a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has now been officially been launched. It lists more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). It includes any electronic theses listed in the British Library’s EThOS Service as well as material listed in American doctoral theses and masters theses. Search by author, keyword and date. There are […]
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April 20th is designated by the United Nations as Chinese Language day it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Some great recommended resources are: Chinese Foreign Policy Database from the Wilson Center which provides a marvellous reference source for Chinese foreign policy from 1949 onwards. It includes a timeline and chronology of key events. Thematic […]
The new Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide for 2018 has been launched. It is updated every three years. https://charteredabs.org/academic-journal-guide-2018-available-now/ (it is necessary to register on the site to obtain access to the AJG) The main feature of this edition the addition of 180 new journals into the list. Other important developments have […]
As the winners of the Academy awards 2018 have been announced, here are some social science sites for locating materials on the economics of the Oscars. The Independent has an interesting section of facts on impacts on careers which was published in 2016. Statista has a fact file of data on the awards, which subscribers […]
27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It is the date of the Holocaust Memorial Day which is time to remember those who died in the Second World War Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The Holocaust Memorial trust has details of this year’s theme the power of Words. Two well regarded […]
PWC retail outlook has predictions for the UK economy It also has the results of a recent survey on predicted shopping/ consumer behaviour for Black Friday in 2017. The average amount people expect to spend on Black Friday this year is £200.