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What we’ve learned from pedagogic podcasting

Academics at Birkbeck College have sought to take their teaching beyond the lecture room with a weekly podcast to support their British politics module. Dr Dermot Hodson, reader in political economy and Dr Ben Worthy, lecturer in politics outline the lessons from the initiative over the past two years.
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Focus on the bottom line could jeopardise innovation, warns COO

As universities increasingly need to consider their bottom lines, University of London's Chris Cobb urges them not to lose sight of the common good when it comes to commissioning services. Read his post on the AHUA blog.
Chris Cobb, Chief Operating Officer, University of London

Chris Cobb interview: ‘the question of efficiency is fundamental to the COO’s role’

Chris Cobb is chief operating officer (COO) at the University of London, a role that is becoming more widespread in UK universities. We asked him for his views on the efficiency agenda, working with commercial partners and innovative approaches to service provision.

University of London shared services

The University of London is poised to build upon its reputation as a significant provider of shared services to higher education, says Chris Cobb, Chief Operating Officer of the University of London.