Monthly Archives: November 2012

Women IT undergraduates told to talk more and network better

There’s clearly a bit of a problem with women and IT. I know this to be true for three reasons. One is that we have to organise events each year to promote the attractions of the sector to career-minded female … Continue reading

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University targeting. Good practice or evidence of a singular lack of imagination?

If you forget alcohol, sex, music and drugs for a moment, nothing attracts students like games, competitions and tests. I know this to be true because we have the evidence. TARGETjobs runs two major national competitions each year: the Undergraduate … Continue reading

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I’m paying a fortune. Of course I’m a customer. That’s what my dad says anyway.

The advent of full fees and the decision by almost every university to charge the maximum has created a different cohort of undergraduates. Well that’s how the argument goes. “We’re paying a fortune now and so we expect proper teaching, … Continue reading

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Women’s issues – why are we still talking about them?

You’d think that, by now, we should all be pushing at an open door when we address issues like the number of women in senior management jobs, the male-dominated nature of some professions and the under-representation of women studying IT … Continue reading

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