Marketing are currently putting together a booklet which will contain information regarding the School but mainly focus on our achievements and successes.
We want to make it so that it appeals to all of our target markets (careers advisors, businesses, potential students, parents, teachers, international agents etc) and therefore be a very useful marketing tool!
If you feel have a story/ item that you would like to be included please contact Sonia with the details.
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The pupils attending Computer Clubs For Girls (CC4G) have just completed their first project of making a fanzine.
CC4G @ BU is an after-school computer club for girls. Schoolgirls from across the local area come to BU every Wednesday at 4pm, during school term time, to enjoy computer based activities with their friends. Since the club opened in January the girls have created a fanzine on a topic of their choice. In the second half of the spring term, the girls will be looking at how to create similar content as web pages.
Nationwide, CC4G is in partnership with the e-Skills Council to encourage girls in computing and IT subjects in an attempt to begin reversing the gender imbalance which is found in industry. CC4G produce the materials and provide other support with a view to schools running their own clubs. Four members of staff in DEC are volunteering to run the club for BU with a view to improving schools liaison, and later, recruitment of female students on computing courses.
23rd - 25th May
For further information on the article below please contact Stephen Edge on email@example.com
There is an old saying that one cannot manage that which we do not measure. That is absolutely fundamental when we come to managing energy. We must understand what is happening at our establishment in order for us to take control.
This three-day course is designed to give the delegate a detailed understanding of how to commence and then carry out a site audit, followed by how to analyse and package the outcomes for consideration by others.
The course is based on many years of practical energy auditing experience across all sectors of business and commerce and will provide a whole series and tools and approaches from which to use the most practical for your location. You will also learn about the standard Carbon Trust approach to auditing currently known as the Initial Opportunities Assessment.
This practical course is therefore designed to suit the new energy Consultant, the Energy Manager or even those relatively new to Energy Management as a whole.
As you will note from the schedule the activities covered in the three days are highly practical and will include desk exercises and actual site audits plus many examples of real issues.
At the end of the three days the delegates should feel confident enough to go on to any site to gather sufficient evidence to enable them to provide a viable and practical report to those that can turn the recommendations into energy and carbon saving opportunities capable of reducing utilities costs by at least 10% of total.
We recommend that delegates come prepared with their own gross energy and utilities figures so that by the end of the course they can estimate their own potential savings even before auditing their own site in detail.
The course will be run by Trevor Floyd MEI who is a practising Energy Consultant for over 15 years and who has been accredited to the Carbon Trusts Consultants panel since its start and to the old Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme for many years before that.
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Linda Hole has been invited to present a talk at the Fraunhofer Institute on 20th February.
Her presentation is entitled:
Fun on the Front Line: Combining effective and affective design to help call centre advisors
Lindas work is of interest to a team of researchers working on "fun-of-use for business applications", who have invited interested parties from industry to hear about the approach that BT took when they asked Linda to develop a Motivational User Interface.
Later that week Linda will be visiting Audi, who she will join on a collaborative R&D project to examine drivers experiences of multimodal interfaces for automotive computer systems.
For more information on the above please contact Linda on firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have now upgraded our status on FindAMasters.com so that we have all of our courses advertised. The site has proved popular with postgraduate students both from the UK and Internationally. With our upgraded package we are also able to see some statistics of people viewing our courses.
From this information we will be keeping a table which, combined with Google statistics, will help us gain better knowledge of when our applicants are looking for courses and therefore time our marketing and advertising better.
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The Key Note Speaker for the Festival of Design & Innovation 2007 has been confirmed as Mandy Haberman. Mandy has previously opened the show and, for those that dont know, is a very successful designer including winning British Female Inventor of the year in 2000. Prof. Paul Curran has now also confirmed his attendance to the event which opens on Thursday 28th June.
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DEC has been accepted as a Sun Academic Institute. It means we will be able give University staff & students access to Sun's online courses allowing them to go for Sun certification in Java and Solaris Systems administration as well as others. DEC Academics will also be able to use Suns training materials in there courses if they wish to take up the Instructor Lead Training option.
This will mean that students will be able to graduate with a degree and industry recognised certification.
For more information please click on the link below or contact Shaun Bendall.
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Some of our Interior Design students work can now be found hanging in Southbourne Library. We received an email from the manager who was very enthusiastic about the designs as it shows groups working in the community together in a different way. We hope to maintain this link and update her with new images each year.
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Throughout the year the International Office sends out regular mailings, containing BU marketing information, to British Council Offices, Overseas and UK Based Representatives and Language Schools (which the University has an agency contract with).
The schedule for 2007 mailings has been finalised and this can be found on the I Drive at I:\ICR\Public\International Office\Recruiting International Students\Mailing\Mailings Calendar.xls
You will see that the first mailing in February is aimed at students entering in October 2007. The mailings for the remainder of the year are for students entering in January 2008 and October 2008. Due to cost and space restrictions individual course flyers cannot be send out in these mailing. The new Subject Area booklets will be added to the mailing schedule once they have all been produced.
Regular emails are sent to Overseas and UK based representatives and Language Schools. If you have any information / news stories you would like to include in these emails then please contact Sonia Furley.
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We have now booked a further two months of advertising on UCAS.com for September and October 2007. Last year we booked October and November but with applications arriving earlier this year we have moved this forward. The keywords or searchwords bought are:
Meet the ICR Team;
We are planning to run a series of focus groups throughout the coming year with the various teams from International & Corporate Relations.
The first of these is to take place on Friday 9th March with Nicola Murray Fagan, Education Liaison Manager, who works for the University on a corporate level.
Nicola will be presenting about the current activity that her and her team of student ambassadors do on a daily basis with local schools and colleges.
It would be great to see as many of you there as possible. Please email Helen Stickland if you would like to attend.
The second focus group will take place on Friday 20th April with Caroline Benyon, Head of PR. further details to be sent out nearer the time.
Helen Impett circulated the latest recruitment figures on 16 February.
Overall applications are up by 64% on 06 and by 30% on 05. Overseas/Islands applications are down by 12.5% on 06 and up by 7.5% on 05.
385 applications are for the 5 new programmes (Psych 226, Forensic 24, Sustainable Design 5 (now beginning recruitment in 2008), Music & Audio 115, Media Tech 15). Removing these from the overall numbers means that overall applications are up by 29.5% on 06.
We are aware that there is sometimes a lack of knowledge of what school activities and events are happening within DEC. Please find attached a chart which outlines Open Days, Conferences, School Visits, Planned Activities, Events, Careers Fayres and any other activities.
We are hoping that the introduction of this calendar will assist us all in seeing which schools are having visits as well as outlining various events you may wish to be included in.
This form is free to be added to by yourselves by visiting the link below. If you are filling in a School Visit please also fill in the other sheet within the table outlining the details of your trip.
I:\DEC\Public\Marketing\All Hands on DEC
Any questions or queries please contact Sonia Furley via email.
If you have a story to submit please send it complete to Sonia. Each month the next deadline will be found at the bottom of the newsletter but also a document can be found in the I drive (I:\DEC\Private\Marketing\All Hands on DEC) with all copy/story deadlines for the rest of the year.
March copy/ story deadline is: Monday 26th March
March newsletter will be sent out: Friday 30th March