Tagged with communication

View from Crewe – Reflections

After the excitement of live daily blogs last week from the UCISA conference, this blog is a few thoughts and reflections. For those that missed them, here are “A View from Crewe” blog 1 and blog 2. I’ve been thinking about where the OU is relative to other universities. We are ahead in some ways – many universities are still grappling with centralising … Continue reading

Is Email taking over your life?

Over the years I’ve applied the principles of time management to emails. As a result I usually only have 10-20 emails in my in box at most times. Here are some suggestions that might work for you. They assume you are using Outlook! A: Don’t Let Email Interrupt You A big time waster is constantly … Continue reading

Some new Social Media tips and tools……

I did a blog a while back about social media and which tools I use. After a really productive workshop on social media and comms at the Open University this week, here are some new hints and tips I picked up. If you are just starting out, or experienced with using Social Media in a … Continue reading

Life at the Open Univeristy

It’s been a while since my last blog, I’ve been a bit busy getting to grips with my new role running IT Service and Operations at the Open University. The OU is an interesting place to work. Being recognised as a market leader worldwide in distance learning is great, however continuous change and improvement is required to maintain that … Continue reading

Margaret Thatcher as a leader

Margaret Thatcher as a leader

Hearing the discussions after the death of Margaret Thatcher today, everyone had views on her policies that range from passionate agreement to an equal hatred for what she did. To learn from her as a leader I try to put aside my views on the rights and wrongs of what she did. I think she … Continue reading