Archive for April, 2009

A Maasai masterclass in surviving hostile environments

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Business leaders have the
opportunity to learn about surviving and prospering in the most challenging of
environments with powerful ideas and tools developed by a group of people who know
the real meaning of survival - the Maasai.

Chris Howe, a regular
visitor to Kenya since 2001,
will host a presentation about how businesses can benefit by adopting the
attributes of the indigenous semi-nomadic African tribe at the University of Bedfordshire’s
Putteridge Bury Conference Centre in Luton on
7 May, 2009.

The presentation forms part of the
University’s programme of events from the Knowledge Network - part of the University’s Knowledge Hub -
which acts as a gateway for business support, offering individuals and
organisations the chance to develop via access to a variety of initiatives.

University plays host to school conference

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Year 11 pupils from Icknield High School
gave up their lie-in on Saturday 4 April to attend an all-day conference at the
University of Bedfordshire.

The A* Conference gave students with
the potential to achieve top grades information on study skills and tips to
help them prepare for their forthcoming GCSE exams.

The day began with speaker Eric
O’Halleran, from the Learning Performance Group, who gave two dynamic sessions
on study skills.

He showed the students relaxing massage techniques, and then
went on to explain how the mind works and demonstrate methods of remembering
large amounts of information.

Everyone also took part in story-writing
activities that linked key information, goal setting, mind mapping and a range
of discussions.

Innovation Day launches Butterfield Enterprise Hub to local businesses

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Businesses from across the region
attended the official opening of Butterfield Enterprise Hub and celebrated
National Innovation Day on 2 April.

Innovation Day 2009 gave companies
the exciting opportunity to gain free advice and support from leading industry
speakers and take part in practical sessions designed to help them develop,
grow and overcome the current downturn

Guest speakers included award-winning
young innovator Jonathan Downing and renowned inventor Trevor Baylis OBE, who
gave a lively and entertaining presentation emphasising the importance of

The University of Bedfordshire announces prestigious appointment

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Professor David Kirk has been
appointed to the University
of Bedfordshire’s
Alexander Chair of Physical Education and Sport, in its Faculty of Education
and Sport.

This key role involves leading the
development of research in physical education and sport pedagogy, working
closely with staff and research students, connecting the University of
Bedfordshire to national and international research networks, and working with
local schools and teachers, coaches and sports clubs to add value through
research to the educational and sporting experiences they provide for young

Professor Kirk joins from Leeds Metropolitan
University where he was
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Physical Education and Youth
Sport and, from 2005 until 2008, Dean of the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and
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