Month: September 2015

The Role of the UK University: Teaching & Research

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Micro-management of academics is relentlessly eroding their ability to teach and conduct research.’ Above, London Metropolitan University’s super-lab. Photograph: View Pictures Ltd/Alamy

 

According to the following article on The Guardian, forcing universities to be competitive and efficient stifles their ability to what they do best: research and teach.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/06/let-uk-universities-do-what-they-do-best-teaching-and-research

Upcoming Conference: Young People Need You

Via learning-southwest.org.uk:

Time:    10:00 – 16:00
Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
Cost:     to be confirmed

In response to the South West Youth Parliament’s manifesto that ‘mental health services for young people and education about mental health, needs to be drastically improved’ a regional cross sector gathering is planned with the intention of demonstrating how politicians, agencies, local authorities, education institutions , youth and community groups, charities, children’s services, mental health workers, social and care services in the South West are responding.
We Need You!
* Conference Submissions Wanted *

Should you have experience of or be involved with mental health and feel that you can meaningfully contribute to the discussion in the South West then
we would love to hear from you.

Call for Presentations Document
Call for Presentations Submission Form

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday
30 September 2015.

If you would like to reserve a place on the event or request more details please contact events@learning-southwest.org.uk.