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Learning how to see: industrial action in universities and the nursing workforce

I take the view that ‘everything is connected to everything else’, to use a phrase I recently learn is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. More on him later. Over the past week I’ve been involved in industrial action as part … Continue reading

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Higher education Green Paper

The much-trailed higher education Green Paper appeared last week. For the full document, the place to go is here and for a Times Higher summary the link is here. Immediately worth bearing in mind is that higher education in the UK … Continue reading

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Reflections on a pre-conference week

Funding for Welsh students and Welsh universities is in tonight’s news, I see, and I’m beginning to wonder how long the Welsh Government’s current policy in this area will survive. More immediately, it’s been a varied enough week for me … Continue reading

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Research and mental health nursing

Over on the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK blog, the group’s chair Dr Michael Coffey writes: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) looms large for many of us. This is part of the regular round of judging of peer-reviewed research publications … Continue reading

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Selecting students of nursing

During my recent visit to the Netherlands I learned that universities there are obliged to offer places to applicants provided that the formal entry requirements are met. So, for applicants to nursing courses, there are no selection events: no interviews, … Continue reading

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University of South Wales

A quick post before I head off for the train. Interesting to see that the merger of universities in this part of the world has taken a step forward. Yesterday it was reported that the name of the institution which … Continue reading

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