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  • Staying inside the tent

    For those of us working in the UK HE sector, a vote to remain in the EU on Thursday feels partly survival instinct, and partly a plea for a better world, as Mark Leach very eloquently expressed in his blog on Friday (wonkhe.com/blogs/universities-have-a-responsibility-to-drive-us-to-a-better-world). I will of course be voting to stay in, notwithstanding a hugely […]

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  • Principles of Organising

    The success of our new College structure will I believe depend on several important principles, all necessary conditions for making any matrix work; but especially important in the context of a business school, where so much depends on people making things work at the ‘nodes’ of the matrix. These notes are intended to explain some […]

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  • Small changes, big differences?

    Recently, a small experiment was designed to see if the attendance at adult education classes could be improved by using some principles of positive reinforcement. Programme leaders identified a couple of crucial points at which they realised that students were particularly vulnerable to not showing up for class. They then sent a short text message to them, […]

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  • Made in Lincoln

    The tagline “Made in Lincoln” has been metaphorically following me around since I used it during the selection process for this role. It’s not that it has any particular meaning for me yet as a relative newbie both to the city and to the University, but it would be interesting to see if, together, we […]