Traditionally, mature students are less well served by universities; they frequently do not receive the information and advice that they need to make an informed choice about entering higher education. You’ve probably noticed that Birkbeck’s a little bit different. Our students don’t always come to us the traditional ways via school, then college, then university … More Widening Access at #Birkbeck How and Why?
One of the great things about moving back into a management role, as I did recently, is that I get to interview people for jobs. It’s not that I’m cruel and enjoy frightening people or that I have an inner Simon Cowell who must be satisfied. It’s not even that I’m nosy and just like … More Job interviews are easy
It started with my daughter. One evening, when she was eleven years old, we were sitting in a Chinese take-away restaurant waiting for our order to be made up and she was watching the people coming and going with intense interest. After a while she told me that she had noticed something. People who came … More How to Sit in a Chair – the British way