Creating the Entrepreneurial University: The Educational Rationale
For some time, my work, both at the University of Wales, Newport, and at previous Universities has been developing initiatives, structures and mindsets towards promoting the model of an entrepreneu...
Times Higher Awards – a good reminder that we have much to celebrate
It was my first time attending the Times Higher Awards last night, so a few reflections before I move on to congratulate the winners. My first impression was just how […]
Bournemouth University – Creating, sharing and inspiring
This week we are showcasing Bournemouth University. Find out more about BU below, read Vice-Chancellor Professor John Vinney’s blog ‘Six degrees of separation‘ and check out how the Creative ...
Six degrees of separation
Universities are often accused of not moving with the times. I don’t necessarily disagree with that criticism – it can be challenging being nimble when you’re very big and tied […]
Design: a long view
Design is a historically and culturally situated practice. It has meant different things, to different people throughout history, and so when questioning what role design plays in the educational d...
Christmas Card Competition 2012
Following the success of last year’s contest we are once again running a design competition for the cover of our Christmas card to be sent to our key stakeholders. If […]
Party Conferences: an opportunity to set out our vision for universities
I have recently returned from my first ever Party Conference season and I wanted to share with you the points I made at the events we ran there. More about […]
Collaboration by design
Trans-disciplinary learning at the new University of Salford MediaCityUK campus In October 2012, the University of Salford opened its new MediaCityUK campus to 1 500 students across the broad area ...
The value of design in solving business and industrial problems
My views on design stem from my personal experience. My background is of a visual arts practitioner, who ran a small business for many years, but who now conducts research […]
The sector’s long-term health has to be at the forefront of our thinking
As I start my term of office as Chair of University Alliance, we see the initial impact of the reforms to higher education begin to work their way through. Students […]