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How do you help build resilience for university professionals?

How do you help build resilience for university professionals?

Work related stress is becoming an issue for more and more people in all walks of life. Higher education is no exception, with university staff having to find ways of coping with a wide range of issues with huge levels of change and additional demands being made at a time of tight budgets.Can resilience workshops make a difference?

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Management of Student Expectations

Management of Student Expectations

Blog Managing university student expectations and the QAA report In an age in which university students are required to pay high tuition fees it is not surprising that the weight of expectation placed on a university is growing. Students will be highly aware of the...

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How to build effective teams at universities

How to build effective teams at universities

Creating a sense of belonging in university teams is a key management task. Many work groups think they are team working, when in fact they are simply coordinating individual efforts and not getting the synergistic effects that a team brings. When a team has psychological significance, members will agree that they feel loyal and committed to the team, they identify with the team and feel they have a lot in common with the team.

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How universities are able to change.

How universities are able to change.

Universities need to transform quite significantly across the sector as they begin changing their offer and how they deliver it. These changes are happening both proactively and reactively – and sometimes in response to factors that aren’t yet set. There is a need to press university staff to take risks and to think completely differently, sometimes to display skillsets they weren’t previously required to have, and to be brave enough to do so within an environment of uncertainty for them personally and professionally.

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