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Hot seat: Professor Dominic Shellard

Professor Dominic Shellard is an accomplished academic, an expert on post-war British theatre and the vice-chancellor of De Montfort University. He speaks to Demon Media’s Katrina Chilver about his experiences within higher education.



The students’ union that delivers

Students’ unions have been experiencing a steady decline in night-time trade, inspiring them to find new sources of income. Aberystwyth Students’ Union has successfully done just that with its very own campus pizza delivery service, as Demon Media’s Katrina Chiver explains.

Trading places

The importance of good communication channels between the higher levels of university management goes without saying. However, engaging with the students, the students’ union and other university staff is easier said than done. At De Montfort University, a simple joke on Twitter turned into a public campaign to raise awareness, as Demon Media’s Bethan Head explains.

Post-crash economics

Despite the continuing impact of the 2008 financial crisis, neoliberal economics is often the only game in town on undergraduate courses. Russell Warfield, sustainability communications co-ordinator for NUS, looks beyond the orthodoxy.

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Frances O'Grady: Women leading the way

Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, speaks to NUS about how she became a leader and explains what we can do to level the gender gap in leadership positions.

Shami Chakrabarti: Women leading the way

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti shares her experiences of being a leader and gives her views on gender inequality.




Jo Walters: Underestimating the power of good writing

Wed 21 May 2014

It sometimes seems that communicators are happy with their content so long as the words are out there, but what impact can you have without paying ...read more


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