Why Our Science Institutions Fail Us: The Case Of Boaty McBoatface

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

A new type of science communication is desperately needed. Perhaps it will only happen when academia and science institutions genuinely smash the walls of their ivory towers and become open to people from more diverse walks of life.

How to Keep Oxbridge Elitist - Just Keep Repeating Those Stories

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

If we're honest, we in Britain are still obsessed by our class system, and haunted by the idea that there are certain 'privileges' to which we are either born 'entitled' or not. But what we don't seem to realise is how self-defeating this is.

Diversity: Giraffes, Penguins and the Young Person in the Workplace

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The diversity of the workforce is currently a hot topic. The focus is often on ethnic, gender and geographic diversity, all of which are imperative to a company's ability to provide services to a broad range of clients.

Community Engaged Research

Wendy Purcell | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Purcell

Universities are an integral part of their community. As places of learning and research they have a commitment to help tackle the challenges of society. At Plymouth we do this through our Community Research Awards programme - by engaging our community to develop solutions with us.

Collaboration Not Competition Is the Key to Social Mobility

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

We need to identify what universities and businesses can, and can't, do in this arena, and then create regional consortia to offer an holistic package to schools that they can properly engage with and which will fulfil their IAG needs.