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  • University culture

    1980s                     Courier 1990s                     Times New Roman or Arial 2000s                    More Arial...

  • First lectures

    My thanks to Chris Archer-Brown for inviting me to one of his lectures on digital marketing this week. I learned about the 'Paid Owned Earned' model of content marketing and how social media has blurred the lines. Also got to...

  • A different type of diversity

    Diversity, in the legal sense, tends to revolve around what are known as protected characteristics (gender, religion, sexuality etc.) and in my opinion society is now much healthier for this recognition. However, one of the nice things about being HR...

  • Living Wage

    I spent over an hour last night completing a VAT return, the net result of which is that HMRC owe me £7.20. By complete coincidence that is the hourly rate of National Living Wage set by the Government for those over 25...

  • 9.4mm

    In my last blog I was railing against the volume of paper I was presented with for the Academic Staff Committee. Well, we have a breakthrough. Thanks to the hard work of Fiona Blackmore and Deborah Griffin in HR we...

  • Welcome to Academia

    The day after Valentine's Day I started a new life here at Bath. I have done a number of HR and operational leadership roles in Government, but this is my first time in academia. And it's very different. With this blog...