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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.



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.

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.

Crafting your message in Cranfield

Cranfield University is a one-of-a-kind experience for students. Not only is it entirely postgraduate but it is the only university in the UK with a fully functioning airport in their back garden. Habeeb Ajimotokan, Cranfield University Students’ Association president, tells Spotlight about their unique challenges.

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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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