Monthly Archives: March 2015

What Greg Dyke can teach us about postgraduate study

Today marks the start of the general election campaign. Be still my beating heart. There’s a lot that I don’t like about politicians but the single thing that gets me hottest under the collar is the flagrant disregard they have … Continue reading

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To sell engineering careers, especially to engineering students, simply point out the contribution they make to all our lives

In my long experience of interviewing recent graduates, the difference between normal, sound performance at work and exceptional performance invariably comes down to one thing – attitude. Having the desire to go one step further is a trait that not … Continue reading

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Women in IT. Is the tide finally turning?

Regular readers will know that I have written long and often about the shortage of women in technology and what needs to be done to attract a more balanced workforce. So I was taken by surprise when interviewing a recent … Continue reading

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To encourage more women into engineering, find a role-model who won’t take no for an answer

It was International Women’s Day on Sunday and the BBC marked the occasion by inviting a woman to present Match of the Day. I strongly suspect that Gary will be back at the weekend. Meanwhile, in North Korea, Kim Jong-il … Continue reading

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