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Student empowerment pays off for UCL’s ChangeMakers

Encouraging staff and students to suggest improvements in their learning environment has seen UCL's student satisfaction scores improve. Jenny Marie describes how fostering a culture of student partnership makes for a powerful recipe to enhance education.
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Paul Greatrix: there’s an appetite for a post-Brexit UK university in the EU

Many people know about Paul Greatrix through his "True Crime on Campus" series on his Registrarism blog but his day job is registrar at the University of Nottingham. He tells Efficiency Exchange how universities can adapt to Brexit and reveals that, despite the uncertainty, there are plenty of things in HE that excite him.
Unit DX Bristol Large Lab

Unit DX – a leaner approach to creating bio incubation centres

Unit DX opens its doors this month in the centre of Bristol, providing evidence of how universities' expertise is benefiting local economies. Created to solve...
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Teaching in HE needs all the innovation it can get

By encouraging his students to have course discussions on Twitter, Lee Dunn from the University of Glasgow started integrating new technology into his teaching. He shares why he did it and reflects on how that's worked out.
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Simpler processes to support students studying abroad

When the University of Sheffield's Global Opportunities and Engagement team realised that their various admin systems had become too cumbersome, they called for help. Rachel McAssey explains how her team of lean practitioners carried out a process review that has produced many benefits including significant time savings.
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How degree apprenticeships can fill regional skills gaps

The government's target of three million apprenticeships before 2020 presents an opportunity for businesses to develop their workforces to deliver creativity, innovation and growth. Sarah Tudor of Staffordshire University explains why it is using apprenticeships to bridge the region's skills gaps.

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