Another university league table variation

A league table of universties' social media 'visibility' Econsultancy have published a league table of Russell Group universities' social media profiles or their 'visibility': The visibility score we use here is based on the total number of links a web domain has scored on the six social sites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Delicious and StumbleUpon, … Continue reading Another university league table variation

“Drop the ‘mickey mouse’ degrees”

"Drop the 'mickey mouse' degrees" says head of Royal Society of Chemistry It's silly season again. According to a blog post from Richard Pike of the RSC: ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree courses should be swept away, and priorities in university education and research should reflect the challenges facing the country over the forthcoming decades. No longer … Continue reading “Drop the ‘mickey mouse’ degrees”

University of Nottingham: Graduate Trainee Programme

The first group of four Graduate Trainees are coming to the end of their year-long programme which has been extremely successful. As the advert for the 2009-10 scheme describes it: The University is delighted to announce the Nottingham Graduate Trainee Programme. This innovative programme, aimed exclusively at University of Nottingham graduates from any of the … Continue reading University of Nottingham: Graduate Trainee Programme

League tables podcast (toe in the water time)

University of Nottingham league tables podcast OK, it's the first one but you've got to start somewhere. (Many thanks to Andrew Burden for doing the hard work.) Suspect this is probably going to be the full extent of cross-media influence though.

Graduate Training Programme at the University of Nottingham

A brief podcast on the launch of the new programme for Graduate Trainees at the University of Nottingham (produced by Andrew Burden of the Communications team) Offers a good first look at what it is hoped will be a really important and valuable development for the University.

New additions to iTunes U

As reported by the BBC, UCL, the OU and Trinity have joined the iTunes U stable along with a group of other non-US universities. It remains to be seen whether they will reach the top 10 with any of their offerings but one of the UCL presentations is a bit different: the University's annual report … Continue reading New additions to iTunes U

Digby (Lord) Jones: Honorary Degree

A really good speech from Lord Jones at the Graduation Ceremony on 19 July: The audio is available on the University of Nottingham Podcast site. Video also available (for the full gowned effect). He generously (and, of course, justifiably) compliments the University in many ways and there is a nice anecdote about being picked up … Continue reading Digby (Lord) Jones: Honorary Degree