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    • Ada Lovelace Day: how much do you know about women in science? – quiz
      To mark Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), find out how much you know about women's scientific achievements and the barriers they face • Why women leave academia • Inspiring women in sci…
      - 14 Oct 14, 6:00am -
    • Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too
      Academics have been encouraged to make their research freely available, but their data also needs to be open to scrutinyIf your research has been funded by the taxpayer, there's a good chance you'll be encouraged to publish your results on an open ac…
      - 26 Jun 14, 2:09pm -
    • If you want creativity, let artists and technologists work together
      Universities should stop trying to turn out jacks-of-all-trades and give students the skills they need to work with other specialistsI don't envy anyone running a university these days. Just thinking about it makes me queasy: hustling for "customers"…
      - 24 Jun 14, 6:00am -
    • DIY labs are an exciting alternative to university science research
      Free from bureaucracy, independent science labs offer a flexibility that can't be matched by universities, writes a researcher• Lots more on our Impact of Research hubLaden with institutional bureaucracy and hampered by protracted funding and publi…
      - 16 Jun 14, 10:01am -
    • Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?
      The University of the People can now hand out degrees to its online students – but will employers take them seriously?Even if the heady attention of one-to-one tutorials is the stuff of Oxbridge dreams for most, personal attention from tutors who c…
      - 12 Jun 14, 2:32pm -
    • Big data can transform learning – as long as lecturers take control
      The collection of data on a large scale has already revolutionised our experience of online shopping. Imagine what it can do for online learningBig data has been eagerly embraced by the business world. Now it's time to look at how it can be used in e…
      - 3 Jun 14, 1:45pm -
    • Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures
      Students have just one chance to hear a lecture - and mostly it's just someone reading their notes aloud"Intelligent people leave their brains behind when it comes to technology," says Diana Laurillard, professor of learning with digital technologies…
      - 15 May 14, 8:59am -
    • Collecting data on students: is it useful to know which books they've read?
      Universities can gain valuable information by tracking students' behaviour online, but they must be careful not to misuse itMonitoring progress through the analysis of grades has long been the norm, but how useful is it to know which books students h…
      - 29 Apr 14, 9:53am -
    • Welcome to the age of Martini marketing – any time, any place, anywhere
      University marketers have to develop digital campaigns that operate round-the-clock for students around the globeEmma Leech, head of marketing at Nottingham University, is taking part in a panel discussion in Leeds on Friday that will focus on resear…
      - 21 Mar 14, 10:43am -
    • Have traditional student recruitment campaigns lost their bite?
      Universities are finding more creative ways to recruit students – through social media and digital campaigns, a survey findsUniversities are allocating more time and money to marketing open days, engaging with students on social media, improving th…
      - 10 Mar 14, 5:05pm -
    • How to organise an academic conference | 10 tips
      Be picky about your speakers and location, says Brian Lucey, and make sure you run to budget, time and free, working wifiOrganising a conference is a really super thing to have on the academic CV. As the organiser you get to see papers early in their…
      - 17 Jan 14, 2:34pm -
    • Europe needs to map its research base
      Could a Europe-wide database of facilities and equipment help research, funding and policy challenges – and will you use it?Research infrastructure – the term can refer to a vast array of facilities, tools, services and resources that researchers…
      - 16 Jan 14, 2:54pm -
    • Leaving academia? How to sell yourself to new employers
      If you fancy your chances at working in the private sector, here are some expert tips on how to translate your academic skillsThe key to convincing prospective employers, and yourself, that you have the skills they require is to put yourself in their…
      - 10 Jan 14, 1:06pm -
    • Unlocking chemistry: it's time to make the subject as open as bioscience
      Now that millions of patented compounds are open information, chemistry has a chance to catch up, says Peter Murray-RustThe conventional business model for chemical information has been to collect it, enhance it, then charge for access. This started…
      - 6 Jan 14, 1:22pm -
    • Universities quiz: 10 questions on 2013
      Kept up with the twists and turns of higher education news and views this year? Put your knowledge (and memory) to the testWhich student housing won the Carbuncle Cup for worst building of the year?University College LondonUniversity of HullUniversit…
      - 20 Dec 13, 4:12pm -
    • Academic blogging – 10 top tips
      Find your authentic blogging voice, harness the power of social media and, remember, only blog if you want to, say the expertsAcademic blogging is a valuable part of the wider ecology of scholarship, with the potential for engagement, outreach and re…
      - 13 Dec 13, 7:00am -
    • In praise of the university lecture and its place in academic scholarship
      The lecture is not just for students, says Frank Furedi – it helps academics see the strengths and weaknesses of their researchBack in the 1970s, a small number of anti-authoritarian educators decided that the lecture was an archaic medieval relic…
      - 10 Dec 13, 7:00am -
    • Academic blogging: a risk worth taking?
      After her blog was republished without credit, PhD student Lucy Williams says we must confront this 'shameless exploitation'I began writing a blog based on my doctoral research, about the lives of female offenders in Victorian England, in April 2012.…
      - 4 Dec 13, 7:00am -
    • University data can be a force for good
      Data analytics shouldn't be seen as a dark art but a tool to aid student retention and enhance experience, says Ruth DrysdaleData analytics is nothing new. Commercial giants such as Tesco have been collecting consumer data since the early 1990s and w…
      - 27 Nov 13, 2:40pm -
    • Peer review needs to expand so that more scientists are reviewing papers
      A new tool that selects peer reviewers by algorithm could make the peer review process more reliable, says Richard PriceTechnology has changed some aspects of science tremendously. We have deep space telescopes that produce terabytes of data every da…
      - 23 Oct 13, 11:30am -

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