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Why universities are the best places to start a business

May 7, 2014 | by Professor Steve West

Article originally published on The Conversation. Creative ideas and how we turn them into successful business ventures and social enterprises are vital to the UK’s global competitiveness. But how ...

Learning lessons from other nations

April 24, 2014 | by Nick Hillman

You are unlikely to ever find a perfect policy in another country that you can implement in your own nation unchanged. In the improbable event that another nation has found […]

The transformational role of design

April 15, 2014 | by Ann Priest

In a world where challenge is seemingly everywhere and expectations higher than ever before, the importance of design to transform, to add value and to enhance the usefulness of a […]

A Student Placement

April 9, 2014 | by Danielle Feathers

Without my placement year I would not have experienced the opportunities I have had and I certainly wouldn’t be half as confident as I am in my skill set and […]

Design research driving commercial innovation and growth

April 8, 2014 | by Professor Steven Kyffin

I’m sure that many design-led organisations would support Stefano Marzano’s position on design as one of our key enabling strategic and driving functions. This is what he said in the […]

How do we ensure quality in an expanding system?

March 31, 2014 | by Fiona Hoban

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change”- one of the most-quoted sayings attributed to Darwin. (And the fact that Darwin neither ...

Let’s give the creative industries the respect they deserve

January 28, 2014 | by Matt Robinson

The Government recently published a review of the creative industries’ economic contribution to the wider UK economy. The report revealed that the creative industries have been hugely outperforming...

A message of hope from the Government to end 2013

December 20, 2013 | by Libby Hackett

2013 was set to be defined as a year of tightening belts, efficiencies and tougher market pressures as austerity started to pinch; and then came the Autumn Statement. An historic […]

Congratulations to the winner of our 2013 Christmas card design competition

November 28, 2013 | by Van Le

We run a design competition for the cover of our Christmas cards every year. This year’s theme for the competition was ‘Global’, in line with our international work. The competition was […]

Christmas Card Competition 2013

October 31, 2013 | by Van Le

We are once again running a design competition for the cover of our Christmas card to be sent to our key stakeholders. If you would like to take part in […]