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Preparing frontline staff to deal with students in distress

Would you know what to do if a student launched into an angry tirade in the library, or dissolved into tears during a tutorial? How should you deal with the immediate situation? What is the safeguarding policy? How and when should you contact student wellbeing services?  >>

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How do monographs fit with the open access agenda?

In the UK, the push towards open access (OA) monograph publishing dates back to at least 2013. That was the year the Wellcome Trust included monographs and book chapters in its OA policy and the former higher education funding body for England, HEFCE, posed a number of questions relating to open access monographs in its Research Excellence Framework consultation. >>

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Is your college future-ready?

Ahead of his talk at the Aoc/Jisc Technology Summit on Monday 17 June, Robin Ghurbhurun encourages FE leaders to prepare for Industry 4.0. >>

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How technology can help your brain work smarter

The brain is a more powerful learning device than any piece of technology. In his talk at the AoC/Jisc Technology Summit, Alex Beard urges delegates to take human intelligence seriously, developing technology that supports our capacity to learn. >>

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How can research benefit from increased spending in R&D?

The UK government has vowed to increase its total R&D expenditure to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. With this ambitious target in sight, now seems a good time to pause and reflect on where to focus investment to support the fourth industrial revolution and big data research. >>

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