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November 2011 Volume 8 No 10

In this issue:

Preparations for Mill Road Winter Fair 2011 Full story on page 24 >> A welcome to three new members of our Board of Governors Full story on page 6 >> Forensic Science researchers establish cat litter as a CSI tool to detect traces of petrol Full story on page 22 >>

Anglia Ruskin Research Conference inaugural conference takes place at Chelmsford


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FORTHCOMING EVENTS 28 November

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Oh What a Lovely War, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Housebound, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

1 November

8 November

15 November

22 November

29 November

• Everyday, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • Into film 1, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Macbeth, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Into film 1, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Into film 1, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Contemporary British film industry event, CFC, 10.00am, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Into film 1, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Oh What a Lovely War, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Into film 1, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

2 November

9 November

16 November

23 November

30 November

• Everyday, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • Adaptations, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Educating the nation, CFC event, 1.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Oh What a Lovely War, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Folie à Deux, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

3 November

10 November

17 November

24 November

1 December

• Everyday, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • The Red Shoes, CFC event, 9.30am, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Short Cuts, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Lorca: Amor en el Jardin, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Lifer, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Swingin’ Britain, CFC event, 9.00am, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge

4 November

11 November

18 November

25 November

2 December

• Lunchtime Concert, 1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Preston Reed,7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Lunchtime Concert, 1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Lifer, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Lunchtime Concert, 1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Lifer, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

• Lunchtime Concert, 1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Via do Sam Teodoro 8, 6.30pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • Showstopper!, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Anglia Singers, Chelmsford Cathedral

• Lunchtime Concert, 1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

5 November

12 November

19 November

26 November

3 December

• Animation workshop, CFC event, 11.30am, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge • Lifer, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Anglia Singers, Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford

• Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

13 November

20 November

27 November

4 December

SATURDAY SUNDAY

• The Snow Dog, 2.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

FRIDAY

6 November

THURSDAY

21 November

• Viewfinder, as above, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • BA (Hons) Fine Art, as above, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge • Anglia Sinfonia, 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

WEDNESDAY

14 November

• Short Cuts, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

TUESDAY

7 November

• Everyday, 10.00am–5.00pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge • Macbeth, 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • Short Cuts, CFC course, 6.00pm, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

MONDAY

31 October


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IN THIS ISSUE...

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Over 100 delegates attend inaugural Anglia Ruskin Research Conference See page 4 for full story >>

Raising the profile of midwifery in the East of England See page 13 >> Artwork commission for University Centre Harlow See page 27 >>

NEWS First Anglia Ruskin Research Conference 4–5 In the News 5 Welcome to three new members of our Board of Governors 6 Cambridge entrepreneurs awarded Enterprise Fellowship Scheme funding 7 UK/EU Admissions – preparing for 2012 8 VHS PhD graduate named as outstanding young international scientist 9 ALSS holds welcome and welcome back parties for students 10 Department of Education runs school-based pilot – .NET Gadgeteer 11 Modernising Healthcare Science 12 Midwifery conference series runs at Chelmsford 13 English PhD student contributes to successful literary festival 14 MA Publishing announces scholarship winners 15 Study into migrant workers in the East of England – report launch 16 International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research in Denmark 17 CSA MA graduate contributes to book for Chilean earthquake victims 18 Pictures inspire poetry – workshop 19 Sara Knight gains award at Early Years Oscars 20 Chaplaincy-organised fire-awareness event for students at Chelmsford 21

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LEADING NEWS

L Members of the audience appreciating Professor Kevin Warwick’s opening speech.

First Anglia Ruskin Research Conference After months of planning, the inaugural Anglia Ruskin Research Conference took place on 2 September 2011 in the Postgraduate Medical Institute building, and other locations, on our Chelmsford campus. Attended by well over 100 delegates, the conference was organised to celebrate the research successes that had been achieved by colleagues who had obtained financial and other support for their research from both internal and external sources. The Conference was officially opened by our Vice Chancellor, Professor Mike Thorne, who explained that it

is the quality of research that defines a university. And although Anglia Ruskin is a relative newcomer in this area, the breadth of research currently being undertaken across all faculties ensures that our reputation is on track for future success.

Our opening speaker, Professor Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, articulated ‘The Cyborg Experiments’. Often describing experiments performed upon himself, with the help of both his wife and his doctoral students, Professor

Professor Michael Thorne explained that the breadth of research currently being undertaken across all faculties ensures that our reputation is on track for future success.

Warwick demonstrated that it is possible to interact with machines and computers in a physiological way – and, indeed, create a hand movement in one continent, transmit the nerve signals via the internet and cause a mechanical hand to replicate the movement in a laboratory on another continent. It is also possible to gain information about the physical environment and communicate these to humans in new ways – through, for example, heat sensors in fingers. He also demonstrated that it is possible to teach machines, after growing and connecting rat neurones to the machine itself. In articulating his work,


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Music and Transcendence conference on 29 November... Full details on page 6 Professor Warwick highlighted the publicity his work had received – some supportive, some less so. However, his contention was that publicity was vital in the dissemination of findings from scientific endeavour to the widest possible audience – regardless of the nature of the response. The series of experiments described drew a wide range of responses and the lecture was talked about all day! The scene was set and our audience then enjoyed three streams of lectures in each of the morning and afternoon sessions, delivered by colleagues both new to research and those who are more experienced hands. The lectures covered the full spectrum of the work being undertaken at Anglia Ruskin, with work described in detail from all of our faculties. The sessions provided an excellent opportunity for learning, exchange of ideas and forming new research partnerships – not forgetting valuable networking. Considered a significant success, it has been decided that the Anglia Ruskin Research Conference will now be an annual event. Therefore, watch this space to ensure you have the date reserved in your diary for 2012. The main organiser of the event was Ruth Sandland who, unfortunately, was unable to attend. All of us on the organising committee hope that you will join us in wishing Ruth and her new family well, and in thanking her for all of her hard work in putting this event together. Professor Mike Cole Director of Research, Knowledge Transfer and Scholarship, Faculty of Science & Technology

In the News Send your news items to Jon Green, Press Officer, on ext 4717 or at jon.green@anglia.ac.uk. To view our latest news releases visit www.anglia.ac.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/angliaruskin. 30 September, BBC Cambridgeshire Director of Student Services Julie Walkling discusses Anglia Ruskin’s counselling services, following the publication of Mental Health of Students in Higher Education by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 29 September, BBC Cambridgeshire Erin Butcher, Alumni and Development Officer, is interviewed about the process of awarding honorary degrees. 29 September, BBC Essex Xiaorong Liu, Market Analyst, and Malcolm Johnston, Associate Lecturer at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, discuss the importance of foreign language skills to businesses and how the UK is trailing behind competitors, such as China. 27 September, BBC Look East, ITV Anglia, BBC Scotland, Daily Mail (online), Daily Mirror and Metro Forensic scientists Dr Sarah Hall and Garry White discuss their research into how cat litter can be used to detect and sample ignitable substances, such as petrol, at crime scenes. 22 September, BBC Essex Professor Robert Home is interviewed about the Dale Farm situation and what the travellers’ court injunction actually means. 21 September, BBC Cambridgeshire Anne Devlin, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, talks about the new Guild House facility in Peterborough. 20 September, BBC Cambridgeshire Marc Rothera, Outreach & Recruitment Manager, is interviewed about Anglia Ruskin’s Roadshow bus. 15 September, BBC Essex Lecturer Fran Galloway is interviewed about midwifery following a report showing that the East of England has a shortage of 800 midwives. 14 September, BBC Essex Dr Chrissie Rogers, Director of the Childhood and Youth Research Institute, discusses the issue of materialism among children in the UK following a report putting the UK bottom of a child-wellbeing index of developed countries. 11 September, Sunday Telegraph Dr Peter Brown, from the Department of Life Sciences, is interviewed about his research into Harlequin ladybirds – and how they are eating native species. 8 September, The Guardian Deputy Head of the Department of Teacher Education, Alison Feist, takes part in an online Q&A giving advice to people about to begin teacher training courses. 7 September, BBC Essex and BBC online Rachel Nedwell, Head of Outreach & Recruitment, is interviewed about the new Roadshow bus and Anglia Ruskin’s campaign to explain the new student finance, fees and funding situation. 6 September, BBC Look East Claire Cameron, Professor of Social Work and Social Care, is interviewed after an inspection of Peterborough’s safeguarding practices prompted the Director of Children’s Services to resign.


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NEWS Anglia Ruskin welcomes three new Board members Aside from his contribution to education, Asaf is a church leader and appears regularly on television and radio programmes discussing religious topics.

L Jerome Booth.

L Dr Asaf Pirali.

L Sarah Wright.

We have welcomed three new members to our Board of Governors – Jerome Booth, Dr Asaf Pirali and Sarah Wright.

Jerome Booth is a co-founder, Head of Research and a member of the Investment Committee at Ashmore Investment Management. He holds four degrees, including a doctorate in economics from Oxford and an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin. Jerome is also a director of the Lloyds insurance broker CBC, a trustee of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Development Trust and a Director of the Britten Sinfonia.

The Board of Governors determines the educational character of Anglia Ruskin as well as setting the university’s strategic direction. Other responsibilities include financial issues, property and the staffing of Anglia Ruskin.

Dr Asaf Pirali is the Founder and President of the School of Accounting and Management in Trinidad. In collaboration with Lord Ashcroft International Business School, there are around 1900 students studying for Anglia Ruskin awards at the School.

Sarah Wright is the Principal of SEEVIC College, which offers courses in partnership with Anglia Ruskin. Sarah taught in further education for more than a decade before taking a variety of leadership roles, including Vice Principal of Warwickshire College. Sarah also worked as an additional inspector for OFSTED for eight years. Jon Green Press Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services

Photograph by Pete Helme.

Exploring music and meaning: an international conference

On 29 November, we will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference on Music and Transcendence with keynote speakers who include Professor Roger Scruton (pictured above), Professor Bruce Ellis Benson and Professor Christopher Page.

The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from the fields of philosophy, theology and music. Organised by ALSS Philosophy lecturer Dr Férdia Stone-Davis, the event is sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University and the British Society of Aesthetics and will be held at the Cambridge Union, Bridge Street, Cambridge. The aim of the conference is to return to the common ground shared by philosophy and theology through an exploration of the ways in which they engage with music. Papers and performances will explore the ways in which music creates meaning, enabling individuals to make

sense of, and feel connected to, the world. The conference has generated international interest and this will be reflected in papers and performances. Tickets for the full conference will cost £35, including keynotes, short paper sessions, lunch and an evening concert. However, separate tickets will be available to purchase for individual keynotes and the evening concert. Férdia Stone-Davis said, ‘Music has not only featured prominently in many philosophical and theological accounts of the nature of existence and the self, but also provides a valuable resource for the creation of

meaning on a day-to-day basis. I hope that this conference will fully explore the rich variety of ways in which music means in everyday life.’ Further information can be found at http://musicandtranscendence .ferdiastone-davis.com or by contacting transcendence@ferdiastonedavis.com. The conference can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@MusTranscend). Sarah Jones Faculty Marketing and Recruitment Manager, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences


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Changes to bulk printing by DCS start at the end of the month... Full details on page 8

Cambridge entrepreneurs scoop £10k prize Streetsight idea captures competition judges’ attention Stefan and John need to ensure they get the planning permission required for each cabinet and this is where the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme can help out by providing £10,000 towards the costs of planning applications and appeals.’

L Streetsight cabinets.

Of the company’s 600,000 cabinets, we estimate that between 10% and 20% of them are in prime locations suitable for advertising.

L Stefan Weniger.

Business partners Stefan Weniger and John Sweeney have been named as the first entrepreneurs to receive funding from our Enterprise Fellowship Scheme, which is run by our Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR). CEDAR received a £50,000 donation to provide support for business people within Cambridgeshire. The Enterprise Fellowship Scheme was launched in June, and Stefan and John are the first to secure financial backing, having been awarded £10,000 to help the development of their Streetsight business.

Streetsight’s idea is to sell advertising on roadside telecoms cabinets across the country – a business that is already booming in Stefan’s native Germany. He explained, ‘John and I have always said that we wanted to start a business together and we began to explore this idea properly in 2008. We’d assumed that the cabinets would be owned by local authorities, but after some investigation we discovered that they are, in fact, the property of telecom companies. We were very fortunate to speak to a senior person at one of the big telecom companies who loved our idea, and we’ve now signed a contract with them.

‘Part of our contract means that we must maintain the appearance of the cabinets’ exteriors by keeping them clean and free of graffiti. But despite having signed the contract, the money we have been awarded by CEDAR is invaluable because there are substantial costs in getting the business up and running. We have to apply for permission from the local council to advertise on each individual cabinet, and this costs around £150 per application. The £10,000 is fantastic but we’re still looking for more investment as we are keen to grow our business as quickly as we can.’ Judging panel member Dr Walter Herriot OBE was impressed by the progress already made by Stefan and John. He said, ‘The business idea is great and to have a contract with a major telecommunications company is the real achievement. Now

From a total of 30 applications, the panel decided to support five proposals. In addition to Streetsight, four other business ideas are receiving mentoring on aspects including sales, marketing, finance and business planning. The aim is to progress these ideas to a stage where the entrepreneurs will pitch again to the panel later this autumn. Professor Lester LloydReason, Director of CEDAR and Chair of the judging panel, said, ‘To get such a positive response in terms of both numbers and quality was very encouraging and we will work with the finalists to help them turn their ideas into reality.’ In addition to Dr Walter Herriot OBE and Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, other members of the judging panel include Peter Taylor of TTP and Dr Geoffrey Butlin of TrancenData Europe Ltd. Jon Green Press Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services


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NEWS UK/EU Admissions – preparing for 2012 Tuition fees We anticipate that the government changes to the funding of higher education and the resulting steep rise in tuition fees for fulltime undergraduate UK/EU students will impact on the number of applications to all universities this year. This means that it will be more important than ever to provide excellent customer service to our applicants with the aim of improving conversion rates. We will be working with faculty Admissions Tutors to facilitate prompt decision making on all applicants. We will also be working with colleagues across a range of services on the implementation of our OFFA agreement, including the new scholarship arrangements. Our focus We will continue to work with colleagues in Corporate Marketing and Outreach and Recruitment to increase recruitment to postgraduate and part-time courses as well as full-time undergraduate courses, and have been reviewing all information sent to our applicants to ensure it is as comprehensive, appropriate and timely as possible. Paperless admissions We have undertaken a lean review of our processes and will be holding a second Away Day in early November to move forward with preparations for paperless Admissions in September 2012. Already, plans are in place to use email instead of letters this year for acknowledgement of applications, interview invitations and chasing of documentation. Emailing joining information successfully took place this summer for the first time, with a vast reduction in the amount of paperwork, postage and envelope ‘stuffing’ time previously needed. Clearing 2011 and Clearing 2012 Overall, Clearing ran very smoothly this year. The new database worked well and was a vast improvement on the previous year’s system. Proposed improvements for 2012 have already been requested to facilitate easier reporting, less duplication of work and more efficient processes. These improvements should be ready for testing in May 2012, to ensure we are prepared for the start of Clearing on 1 July 2012. Arrangements and training sessions for Clearing 2012 are currently at the planning stage. At this time, it is envisaged that preparation and organisation will be facilitated by the faculty Clearing Co-ordinators in liaison with UK/EU Admissions Office.

Further information, details and schedule of events will be available April–May 2012. Admissions training for 2011–12 UK/EU Admissions offer a range of training sessions for staff involved in the admissions processes; these are delivered jointly with colleagues from International Admissions. They vary from a half-day session to lunchtime briefings to fit around busy workloads. In addition to the scheduled training events, should any faculty, department or support service require specific updates on aspects of admitting students to Anglia Ruskin, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Norris at linda.norris@anglia.ac.uk or on ext 4964. Here is a flavour of what’s on offer for 2011–12: Lunchtime briefing sessions These sessions are designed for all staff who would like to know more about current issues affecting HE Admissions policy-making, the focus is on very recent and forthcoming changes, and provides an understanding of how these changes impact on admissions. Each session will focus on different aspects of admissions processes and will include UK/EU and International dimensions. A variety of issues will be covered at each session and information sheets will be available on the day. These sessions will run concurrently on the Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses, with planned delivery dates of: 9 November 2011

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Pat Watson Head of UK/EU Admissions, Corporate Marketing, International and Development Services

The way we do your printing is changing From 28 November, all bulk printing will be processed in one central unit for all campuses. This is to provide a more efficient service with a more robust back-up system in place for when technical issues occur with equipment. During November, a servicelevel agreement will be distributed to advise you what

you can expect from us within an agreed time scale. Customer service areas will remain open at Cambridge campus (Coslett 023) and Chelmsford campus (Unit 3 Rivermead Industrial Estate) to provide for all your more urgent requirements. The way you submit your work is not changing currently; you can

send work in by using our existing e-print web-submission service, email, internal post, or in person at either of our customer service areas. For more information, please see the Digital Copy Service section of My.Anglia. Sue Fry Head of Digital Copy Services


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ALT workshop to explore Sus-IT outcomes to be held on 29 November... Full details on page 12

Former research student named as outstanding young international scientist Hospital, The Royal Society in London and Oxford University. Dr Hairol also won a young scientist grant from his university to visit the laboratories of Anglia Vision Research during July and August, to follow-up on some of his doctoral work in collaboration with his PhD supervisor, Dr Sarah Waugh, and Dr Monika Formankiewicz.

L Dr Hairol pictured with Dr Sarah Waugh and Dr Monika Formankiewicz.

Dr Mohd Izzudin Hairol, who completed a PhD with our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences in 2010, has been named amongst five outstanding international scientists in his native Malaysia. As part of the honour, Dr Hairol, who is now working as a lecturer in the Department

of Optometry within the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), was selected by the Malaysian Government to attend the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates dedicated to Physiology or Medicine, from 26 June to 1 July 2011, at Lindau in Germany. Twentythree Nobel Laureates and

566 young researchers from 77 countries attended this unique forum. After attending the week-long conference, Dr Hairol returned to Anglia Ruskin, visiting the Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, after a tour with the other outstanding young Malaysian scientists that included Addenbrooke’s

Anglia Vision Research hosts Visiting Professor

Professor Bedell is a worldleading authority on the interaction between the ocular motor system (ie, eye movements) with sensory

perception, particularly the effect of nystagmus on visual perception. Professor Bedell was involved in a number of projects and discussions during his visit, including helping to establish an ocular motility clinic in the department. He also presented a seminar to the staff and students, entitled ‘Does Amblyopia Contribute to

Reduced Visual Acuity in Infantile Nystagmus?’. John Siderov Head of Department, Vision and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology Professor Bedell setting up a patient for eye movement assessment in the research laboratories of Anglia Vision Research.

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Harold Bedell, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Vision Sciences from the University of Houston, was hosted by the Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences for a two-week visit in September 2011.

Speaking of Dr Hairol’s visit, Dr Sarah Waugh commented, ‘It was a very great pleasure to have Izzu back in the laboratories of Anglia Vision Research. We have many future collaborative projects in the pipeline and we are very proud of his continuing success, which has been featured in Malaysian national newspapers and is an inspiration to all of our current postgraduate research students.’ John Menzies Marketing Coordinator Faculty of Science & Technology


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NEWS ALSS welcome and welcome back parties!

L The Freshers’ and returners’ party in Chelmsford.

L The Freshers’ party in Cambridge.

The new academic year in ALSS commenced with a string of welcome and induction events to include all our students on the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses. We started with a successful and very wellattended undergraduate Freshers’ party in Cambridge, which saw about 450 students from across our varied departments and pathways mix and mingle with each other and staff.

together with ALSS Law staff. The resident SU DJ and SU bar staff did a great job, and students particularly enjoyed an ice-breaker game we had organised to get the party going. ‘Human Bingo’ had all students talking to each other and to staff, and there were no ‘wall flowers’ by the end of the evening. One student sent a thank you note afterwards, which summed it up: ‘Thank you for a most enjoyable Freshers’ Law party on Monday. I especially enjoyed the “ice breaker”, as I would have never have gotten to speak to my fellow students otherwise, as I can be shy. Thank you also for the free drinks winning ticket, which my many “new” friends seemed to enjoy!’

There was a real buzz and a great atmosphere, largely thanks to our ALSS house band ‘Familiar Strangers’ – second-year Music and Performing Arts students – who played an eclectic mix of jazzy, own and cover music. Students were also treated to the ‘Past, Present, Future’ show in the Ruskin Digital Gallery, which references

ALSS alumni such as members of Pink Floyd (David Gilmour and Syd Barrett) and Spitting Image (Peter Fluck and Roger Law). It was a great opportunity to meet fellow students, and by the end of the evening there were students (by then quite merry!) who were planning to organise an open-talent cabaret and a crossdisciplinary student society – there was a real feeling of coming together and excitement, and this was our best Faculty Freshers’ party so far. We had a similar experience in Chelmsford, where Freshers’ (Law) students had the chance to mix with some returning students at their ‘Freshers and Welcome Back’ party. This was well attended with over 90 students crowding into the SU Bar

We have also warmly welcomed our ALSS postgraduate students and

‘late arrivals’ (mostly international) with welcome and induction events. Further ALSS LTIR (Long, Thin Induction and Retention) events planned for semester one are: ALSS Student Rep Informal Forum and Q&A with the Dean (Cambridge and Chelmsford); ALSS International Student Forum (Cambridge and Chelmsford); ALSS quiz nights (Cambridge and Chelmsford). We hope all our students settle in well and look forward to seeing them at our events over the coming months. Karen Sturt Faculty Student Experience & Events Co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences


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Chelmsford campus’s Ruskin’s Readers book group open to all... Full details on page 15

Essex and Cambridgeshire schools pilot new .NET Gadgeteer

L Sue Sentance assists a teacher building a digital camera during the workshop.

L A selection of Gadgeteer modules.

L Nic Villar, Microsoft Research Gadgeteer developer, takes teachers through the programming of the Gadgeteer kit.

.NET Gadgeteer is an exciting new product developed by Microsoft Research to enable the prototyping of a huge range of gadgets. It has great potential in schools, as it can be used to teach students simple electronics, computer programming and also some computer-aided design. It’s also very motivating for young people to be able to build their own gadgets. A digital camera can be built in about half an hour! There are two school-based pilots running with Gadgeteer this autumn. One is in Seattle, USA, the other is right here in Essex and Cambridgeshire, being coordinated by myself, Sue Sentance of the Department of Education. Eight local secondary schools are involved in the pilot. Afterschool clubs are being planned for Year 9s to try out Gadgeteer and the teaching materials that Sue is developing. The pilot will end with a grand ‘Show and Tell’ at Microsoft Research on 17 January 2012, where all participating children will be able to demonstrate the gadgets they have developed themselves, with the best being awarded prizes. The pilot was launched at a teachers’ workshop on Thursday 6 October, held at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. All the pilot schools were represented, in addition to other interested local teachers. Also present

was the Chief Research Officer for Microsoft Research, Rick Raschid, who is in charge of the whole of Microsoft Research worldwide. The teachers spent the afternoon building gadgets using Gadgeteer and had the opportunity to talk to the developers about tricky bits of programming! Gadgeteer kits are only just being shipped from the USA, but we are expecting that the pilot schools will have received their kits before half-term in order to start the pilot programme as soon as possible. I will visit the schools and monitor the progress of the pilot on behalf of Microsoft Research. This is a great opportunity for Anglia Ruskin University to be involved with this brand-new technology. It is also really exciting for the children who will be able to participate, as they will be able to learn a lot more computing than they would normally cover in lessons, as well as being able to invent their own gadgets. The teachers themselves are very enthusiastic about the project and are desperate to get their hands, finally, on their Gadgeteer kits. More details will follow once the pilot project has taken place. Dr Sue Sentance Department of Education, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education


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NEWS Modernising Healthcare Science

L The 19 Healthcare Science students with pathway leader Gwyn Chivers (centre, in grey shirt).

This September saw Anglia Ruskin become one of the first universities within the country to offer the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science course. The 19 students will be based at the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education’s Fulbourn campus for the theoretical side of the course, with the practical side being undertaken in hospitals throughout the eastern region, and potentially further afield.

Healthcare Science offers an interesting career path for those who want to work using science to help patients on their journey to diagnosis and recovery. We were one of the first universities to be granted accreditation by Medical Education England to deliver the new Healthcare Science course in Physiological Sciences. Jonathan Secker Recruitment and Communications Manager (Acting), Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Workshop and toolkit from Anglia Learning and Teaching Workshop – Taming the Dragon: Making Technology Work for Us 29 November, 9.30 am–4.15 pm Lord Ashcroft Building Conference Suite, Chelmsford As the five-year government funded Sus-IT research project into issues affecting older people’s use of technology is nearing its end, this workshop is an opportunity to explore the project outcomes. Leonie Ramondt of Anglia Learning and Teaching and colleagues from other participating universities will be presenting their findings on the learning support mechanisms that assist older people to sustain their use of ICT. In the afternoon, workshops with practitioners and service users will collectively specify recommendations for future good practice. For more information, visit: http://ktequal.org.uk/calendar/58/35-Taming-the-Dragon-makingtechnology-work-for-us. To book a place contact: Heather Williams at: h.williams@bath.ac.uk.

Toolkit – Using Audio in your Teaching This toolkit offers a variety of resources related to using audio to enhance your students’ learning, including evidence-based case studies from both within and outside Anglia Ruskin University. For example, you could use this technology within the arena of assessment to produce a short five-minute message as a feedforward resource for an upcoming assignment, or to provide group feedback. Guidance is available on a number of topics, including searching the internet for an audio file, such as a radio interview, which can be used within higher education without infringing copyright. For more information, including how to get started, visit: http://www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/using-audio/. Workshops can be run to suit course teams: contact Carol.Everett@anglia.ac.uk for details.


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Raising the profile of midwifery in the East of England The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education in partnership with Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

L Professor Cathy Warwick.

L Delegates practising using birthing balls.

On 14 September our new Postgraduate Medical Institute hosted the first in a series of three midwifery conferences.

her lecture entitled Normal Birth: A price to pay.

Our first conference, Back to the Future – Normal Childbirth, was described by delegates as ‘an amazing conference’ and ‘interesting and informative’. The morning sessions were chaired by Professor Cathy Warwick CBE,General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the afternoon by Louise Jenkins (Maternity Pathway Facilitator for the NECLES HIEC). Our keynote speaker in the afternoon was Liz Stephens (President of the Royal College of Midwives) who spoke about the challenges facing midwives in promoting normal birth, with

Other sessions on the day included an overview of the work of the maternity pathway in the North Central and North East London and Essex (NECLES) Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC), and in particular the Community of Practice to support practitioners optimising opportunities for normal birth. Georgina Sparrow (Community Midwifery Manager) spoke about the beauty of a home birth. Joy Kirby (Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer, East of England) discussed the role of supervision in supporting normal birth. Judy Evans Practice Development Midwife and joint co-ordinator of the

conferences, in her own unique and entertaining way, spoke about how Mid Essex Hospital Trust (MEHT) is caring for women in the latent phase of labour. Looking at preparation for childbirth, the Essex Birth Company gave a fun and innovative session which got delegates out of their seats to practise using birthing balls, while Louise Shea Simmonds (Obstetric Physiotherapist at MEHT) relaxed us with breathing exercises. Evaluations by delegates said that they were ‘inspired by passionate speakers’, and we hope to continue the inspiration at our next two conferences. The second conference, The Newborn Infant – from the

outside in, took place on 19 October, while this issue of Bulletin was under preparation. To register for our third conference – Making the High Risk Birth Normal, 23 November – please contact Katherine Maloney (Events Organiser) at katherine.maloney@anglia.ac.uk. Sharon McDonald Director of CPD & Postgraduate Portfolio, & Senior Lecturer in Midwifery Louise Jenkins Senior Midwife, Research & Senior Lecturer, Midwifery NECLES HIEC Pathway Facilitator – Maternity


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NEWS English PhD student contributes to successful literary festival To the Lighthouse Festival: a festival for readers and writers shines a light on Virginia Woolf This autumn, a fortnight-long festival of events celebrating the life and writing of Virginia Woolf was held in Cambridge, with activities ranging from workshops and discussions for readers and writers to film screenings, walking tours, play performances and lectures by distinguished authors and scholars. Claire Nicholson (pictured right), part-time lecturer and PhD student, represented Anglia Ruskin on the Festival Steering Group and played a prominent part in some of the events. ‘The festival was devised to re-introduce Woolf to the general reader, as she is so often perceived as belonging to academia,’ said Claire. ‘We invited book groups across Cambridgeshire to join us in reading To the Lighthouse, one of Woolf’s best-known novels. Our festival website offered the opportunity to participate in an online discussion about the book, and we were very pleased with the enthusiastic response.’ The festival posed a Writing Challenge competition to school and college students, based on the theme of ‘A Space of My Own’, which also attracted an excellent response. ‘The Festival Committee was highly impressed with the entries, many of which were very articulate, moving and poignant pieces of writing,’ commented Claire. The prizes for the competition winners were awarded by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, a major supporter of the festival, who concluded the series of events with a reading from her new collection The Bees at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Other eminent literary figures making contributions included Dame Gillian Beer and biographer Frances Spalding, who launched the festival with a joint lecture on the interplay between art and literature in Woolf’s era, and novelist Ali Smith who talked about ‘Spirals of Influence’, naming Woolf as one of her own key influences. Robinson College hosted two performances of Vanessa and Virginia, a play about the relationship between Woolf and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell. The play is a stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name by another member of the Festival Steering Group, Susan Sellers. One of the highlights of the festival was a walking tour devised by Claire Nicholson, based upon Woolf’s connections with Cambridge in her acclaimed feminist text of 1929, A Room of One’s Own. Claire escorted groups to the Fitzwilliam Museum where Woolf’s original manuscript of the text was on display, then to King’s College to visit the venue for a famous lunch party that Woolf attended and subsequently described in the book, and concluded the tour at Newnham College, where

Woolf gave the lecture in 1928, which eventually evolved into A Room of One’s Own. ‘It was a great privilege to stand in the place where Woolf had spoken so many years before, reading her words from this landmark text,’ said Claire. ‘It was a moving experience for me.’ Claire also gave a lecture on the Bloomsbury Group in the idyllic surroundings of the Orchard Tea Gardens at Grantchester. ‘I am very proud to have had the opportunity to play a part in such a successful festival,’ she said. For more information, please contact Claire Nicholson at claire.nicholson@student.anglia.ac.uk.


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MA Publishing announces scholarship winners views coupled with an obvious willingness to experience and learn.’ Christina, who secures a £1000 bursary and a three to four week work placement, said, ‘It is an honour and a privilege to be selected as this year’s Hart McLeod Scholar. I am very grateful for this opportunity and the chance to gain insights from people within the industry. I believe that this will be a valuable experience, which I am very thankful for.’

L Rachel Calder, Literary Agent with the Sayle Literary Agency, Torah Dee, winner of the Worshipful Company

of Stationers Bursary, Esme Chapmas, winner of the AHRC Studentship, Dr Leah Tether, Publishing Lecturer, Christina Hughes, winner of the Hart McLeod Scholarship, and Dr Samantha Rayner, MA Convenor for MA Publishing.

The MA Publishing kicked off in Freshers’ week by welcoming this year’s scholarship winners. The MA Publishing now offers three annual scholarships including an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentship, The Stationers’ Foundation bursary and the Hart McLeod scholarship.

Esme Chapmas, winner of the AHRC award, is the recipient of the first of three AHRC Block Grant Partnership Capacity Building awards, which have been awarded to the MA Publishing for 2011–13. She receives a full bursary, in line with the AHRC’s current rate, as well as a full fee waiver. The Hart McLeod Scholarship is supported by local publishers

Hart McLeod and was awarded this year to Christina Hughes. Graham Hart explains why the company supported Christina’s application: ‘This year, as every year, it’s a difficult choice as the calibre of participants on the MA course is so very high. Christina impressed us because she combined a desire to enter the profession with a more general interest in the world of publishing. She has some clear

The Stationers’ Foundation is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, and awards an annual bursary of £6000 to the student who best meets a number of criteria and has a successful interview at the Stationers’ Hall in London. Award-winner Torah Dee also benefits from the opportunity of mentoring from a Stationer appropriate to her specific interests. Sarah Jones Faculty Marketing and Recruitment Manager, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Ruskin’s Readers book group 2011–12 By the time that you read this issue of Bulletin, the Ruskin’s Readers book group will be well under way for another year. The group meets at the Rivermead campus about once a month to talk about books. This year, we have had a meeting discussing what we

read on our holidays (Generation Kill anyone?) and our book for October was Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome. Over the coming year, we will be reading a range of genres from the last three centuries, set in locations from around

the world, all suggested by members of the group. So, in November we’ll talk about Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen: this book is also known as Peggy Sue got Murdered. On 15 December we’ll be discussing Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Any Anglia Ruskin student or member of staff is welcome to join us. Our next meeting will be on 24 November, 1.00 pm in SAW 112. Maurice Wakeham University Library


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NEWS Migrant workers in the East of England half of the participants who decided to stay longer than initially planned. • A factor that related to a longer stay (especially in the year-two sample) was a negative or very negative perception of the economic situation in their home country and the concern that the economic situation in their home country had not improved. • The year-two sample showed that ‘having a family in the UK’ and ‘perceiving a financial advantage in the UK’ also related to a longer stay. • A third of those who wanted to stay longer in year two said that the perception of the home country had a very strong influence on their length of stay. L David Humber, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Richard Howitt MEP and Claudia Schneider.

On 9 September, the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education hosted the official launch of the final report for the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) on our longitudinal study of migrant workers in the East of England. The report was led by Dr Claudia Schneider and Dr Deborah Holman. The launch marked the third and final report of the study (covering 2008–10). Partly funded by the European Social

Fund, the study explored the perspectives of migrant workers (and stakeholders) in relation to: factors that influence decisions on coming to the UK and length of stay; barriers to full participation in the regional economy; and, barriers to social inclusion in local communities. Part of the report findings focused on objective factors influencing a longer and shorter stay than initially planned for

migrant workers. The following factors relate to a longer stay than initially planned: • The samples from both years showed that the participants who wanted to stay longer had a positive or very positive view of the wider social situation in the UK (also confirmed by interviews). • The economic situation in the UK was viewed in a positive or very positive light by about

Twenty-five people attended the launch of this event, which included Anglia Ruskin staff and students, local and regional stakeholders involved in migration policy and Richard Howitt, the local MEP. To receive a copy of the report or for further information on the study, please contact Claudia.schneider@anglia.ac.uk. Dr Claudia Schneider and Dr Deborah Holman Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Student faces world’s best at judo competition in Liverpool

Williams is the reigning U73kg British Champion, and this was the biggest judo competition to be held in the country ahead of next summer’s Olympic

Games. Before the event he said, ‘At the moment I’m not thinking too much about the Olympics as that’s not until next year. I’m just taking it one competition at a time and this weekend will be a big event.’ Danny made it to the third round of the recent World Championships in Paris. He said, ‘I was quite happy with how I performed in Paris and I lost a very close fight against the No 1 Russian, who was

ranked No 6 in the world at the time. But of course I want to do as well as I can, as it’s a World Cup competition and results there will have a bearing on Olympic selection.’ At this event, Danny lost in the first round to Germany’s Rene Schneider. Jon Green Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services

Photograph by Mike Varey.

At the beginning of October, second-year BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (European Judo Union) student, Danny Williams (pictured right), faced the world’s best judo stars at the GB World Cup in Liverpool as part of a 24-man squad to compete at the Echo Arena.


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International symposium a very worthwhile trip!

L Amanda Casey (Aston University), Maryanne Maltby (Anglia Ruskin),

Loiuse Hart (Bristol University), Matthew Murray (GN Resound), Christine de Placido (Queen Mary University), Wendy Stevens (De Montfort University) and a representative of GN Resound UK.

Audiology course leaders from various universities were invited to attend the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research in Denmark, from 24–26 August, as guests of GN Resound (hearing aid/audiological equipment manufacturers). After a tour of the research facilities at GN

Resound, near Copenhagen, we continued to Ballerup, a delightful spot at the edge of the sea, reached by driving over the very spectacular, longest bridge in Europe. The conference was held over three days and the speakers described their various research, mainly in aspects of speech intelligibility. There

were some very eminent speakers, including Brian Moore (Cambridge University), as well as some lesser-known names, and a display of well-presented posters. Talks included such topics as ‘Speech-inherent functional onomatopoeia for emotional analysis of phones’ and ‘Horizontal-plane localisation with bilateral cochlear implants using an auditory model-based speech processing strategy’, as well as some more clinically relevant titles such as ‘Psychosocial factors affecting hearing-aid adjustment’ and ‘Psychometric measurements for speech intelligibility in different noise types for normal-hearing and hearingimpaired listeners’. If I’m honest, much of it was heavy going but it was interesting and I learned from it. GN Resound were perfect hosts and the evenings provided a social networking opportunity,

so were both highly enjoyable and useful. (Although one evening we got totally lost on the way back from a restaurant and had to be rescued by taxi, and another night I caused great hilarity by slipping on a wet floor and ending flat on my back!) I have made contacts that I shall keep in touch with, and we have formed a working group to consider aspects of the courses, and of research, where we can work more closely with the manufacturers. In addition, GN Resound have agreed to fund two prizes – for our finalyear Hearing Aid Technology and Specialised Professional Practice assignments. So, altogether a very worthwhile trip! Maryanne Maltby Vision and Hearing, Faculty of Science & Technology

Just published – First Course in Digital Signal Processing using DADiSP This book, written by Dr Allen Brown and Dr Zhang Jun (pictured right), has just been published by Abramis. Dr Brown is a lecturer in our Department of Computing and Technology, and Dr Zhang Jun is a lecturer in the Department of Electronics at Beijing Union University, China. The collaborative venture arose from a fourmonth visit Dr Zhang made to Anglia Ruskin from October 2009 to February 2010.

Close links have been fostered between our two universities over the last few years with frequent academic exchanges. Book description Gaining a good understanding of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) can be a very rewarding experience, and this book will provide students with a very accessible entry into this fascinating field of engineering. The progress of the students’ learning will be greatly enhanced by the use

of the software program DADiSP, which is a very effective means for simulating DSP processes. A free student version of DADiSP is available and as the learner progresses through this book s/he can confirm the results of each simulation on her/his own PC or laptop. This will enhance the rate of understanding of DSP and it also enables the learner to gain proficiency in using DADiSP for problem solving. The material covered is not only relevant to electronic engineering students but also to mechanical engineering students. The topics covered

range from the nature of signals, through digital filters to spectral analysis, including the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). All a student needs to gain a fundamental understanding of DSP is contained within this book. For more information, please contact Dr Brown at allen.brown@anglia.ac.uk.


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NEWS Using pictures to help earthquake victims

L Illustration depicting ‘camping’ and ‘collaboration’.

L Illustration depicting ‘still’ and ‘broken’.

Soledad Veliz, who graduated from Cambridge School of Art in 2010 with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration, has contributed to a government-sponsored book in her native Chile that aims to help teenagers come to terms with the devastation of the February 2010 earthquake.

academic experience as a psychologist. A selected group of Chilean illustrators were invited to create pictorial interpretations of groupings of words that represent positive and negative aspects of the experience as a whole. A thousand copies of the book were distributed across the

The book, Zona Afectada or ‘Crisis Zone’, was published this summer as part of a project to help young people affected by the disaster to express their feelings and emotions. In her powerful compositions, Soledad utilised both her studies in sequential design and her previous

country with the aim of helping the healing process. Martin Salisbury Professor of Illustration, Course Leader, MA Childrens Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Charity Russian event Artist ‘ramps up’ to win national recognition enjoys guest lecture On 1 September, Tom Dale, a completed when we consider profession; an interest in the At the start of September, Dr Jonathan Davis, Principal Lecturer in History, gave a talk about people’s journeys through revolutionary Russia. This was in aid of St Edmund’s Church in Hauxton. As part of a Russian evening in Hauxton village hall, where vodka and kvas were drunk and Russian food was enjoyed, Jon spoke to an audience of 50 about what British visitors saw when they went to the USSR in the interwar years. Relatives of the Soviet physicist Pyotr Kapitsa (who worked at Cambridge in the 1920s and 1930s) introduced the evening which, as well as being a lot of fun, raised £470 for the church. Sarah Jones Faculty Marketing and Recruitment Manager, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

PhD Fine Art research student at Cambridge School of Art, was awarded the prestigious accolade of Artist of the Week by The Guardian newspaper. Skye Sherwin of The Guardian thought, ‘Dale’s diverse, exuberant works ooze rock’n’roll bravura but show what lies beneath: the destructiveness of roads to nowhere.’ Tom predominantly works in London but continues to conduct extensive research at Anglia Ruskin, commending his experience at the university and describing it as ‘unique’, giving him ‘time, a support structure and testing ground’ for his own research. Much of Tom’s work is inspired by his fascination with stuntmen and the grandeur surrounding this

life of Evel Knievel stimulated much of the work Tom produced for his exhibition Memorial Drag Strip, which took place at Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, in September. The exhibition included twisted, oversized and obviously unusable stunt ramps. Tom has clear visions of what the ramps symbolise and how they reflect political situations and ideologies: ‘To me the ramp is more about belief. The leap we make when we choose to believe something, or someone, invariably means that we have chosen to ignore other things.’ Uncertainty and instability, paramount in today’s political climate, are exuded through Tom’s work: ‘Built for take-off, these sculptures are only really

the landing of the ideas they launch, both good and bad.’ As well as the ramp sculptures, a key piece in the exhibition was video work called Shot Through, showing a pristine new drum kit being blown to pieces by a hunting rifle. The Guardian award has brought a new level of attention to this talented artist’s work; already leading to the offer of a solo exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Neuchatel, Switzerland, this coming February. It seems Tom continues to go from strength to strength! Verity Sanderson Box Office and Marketing Administrator, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences


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Pictures inspire poetry the College the opportunity to sample a range of creative activities and listen to talks and presentations from a broad range of community organisations. Mick represented Anglia Ruskin, and gave two groups of lively and talented Hills Road students a taste of the creative contextual studies workshops offered by the Cambridge School of Art – in this case, poetry-writing, using a selection of well-known black and white photographs from the 1950s–60s as a starting point. If I had the legs, the arms for movement This little man would not suffer my burden. But strings and space within my body Create this boundary between dependence, The low mutter and murmurs of those around us With bored and monotone voices, Who see my weight resting, Sinking above him. For not my booming heart nor bounding soul Can lift this heavy pressure off his journey home, So I thank him, in song-like praise, When he lets me speak, lets me sing, in my own music mother tongue.

The poem on the right is a sample from workshops led by Mick Gowar that were part of One World Day, held earlier this summer at Hills Road Sixth Form College. One World Day is an annual event that gives students at

Fran Brown For more information, please contact Dr Mick Gowar (mick.gowar@anglia.ac.uk).

Lecturer is series adviser for Irish TV series Dr Sean Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Communication, Film and Media, has been invited to act as Series Advisor on a forthcoming television documentary series that will draw on his recent book, Irish Blood, English Heart. As well as advising on the series, Sean will also appear as an onscreen interviewee. Produced by Abu Media, the series will be broadcast on Irish television in 2012. This news follows Sean’s recent keynote lecture at the ‘Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture’ conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and his recent public lecture at the ‘Culture Night’ event at the Shortwave Cinema in London.

Irish Blood, English Heart will be released in paperback in November 2011. More information on the documentary series can be found on the Abu Media website (http://www.abumedia.com/factual/musicalsons-of-the-irish-diaspora). For further information, please contact sean.campbell@anglia.ac.uk.

Support staff representative on Senate – Chelmsford campus We are looking for a member of the support staff at the Chelmsford campus to join Senate, with immediate effect. Senate is our most senior academic committee, reporting to the Board of Governors, with responsibility for a range of key issues, including the principles of the curriculum, academic standards of pathways and courses and for policies for assessment of the academic performance of our students. As a member of Senate you will have the opportunity to contribute your thoughts and ideas on key strategies and policies, which support the development of our academic activities. Elections are now taking place for a member of support staff from the Chelmsford campus. Nomination forms can be obtained from Debbie Cutmore in the Academic Office (email debbie.cutmore@anglia.ac.uk or phone ext 4911). The completed nomination form should be signed by two members of support staff from the Chelmsford campus and returned to Rachel Ryan, Secretary to the Senate, Academic Office, by 5.00 pm on Monday 14 November 2011. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage colleagues to stand for election and to assist in taking our work forward at this time of great change, both nationally and, consequently, within Anglia Ruskin. Professor Michael Thorne Vice Chancellor Chair of Senate


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NEWS Lecturer given award at Early Years Oscars course meal before the ceremony, hosted by Gaby Roslin and Alan Dedicot. Brit Awards have nothing on the Early Years sector in party mood, and this is definitely shaping up to be a big annual event! There was entertainment before the prizes, and a disco afterwards, for those energetic enough at 11.30 pm on a Friday night.

L Sara Knight and Jude Bowen at the Nursery World Awards evening.

On 30 September, Sara Knight, senior lecturer in the Department of Education, was given a Highly Commended Award at the fourth Nursery World Annual Awards ceremony, at the Lancaster Hotel in central London, for her book, Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play (pictured right). The book, published in March, was longlisted in the category ‘Staff Resources’ in June. By August

it had progressed through to the shortlist. The publishers, Sage, paid for Sara and a guest (her sister, as her husband was unwell) to attend the ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, along with her editor, Jude Bowen, and Camille Richmond from their marketing department. This was a black-tie event for over 600 people, beginning with a 6.30 pm champagne reception and then a three-

There were 23 categories of award, each one sponsored by a big player in the sector, and judged by academics, senior staff in the sector and representatives of government agencies. Most shortlists were further whittled down to three, as was the case in the ‘Staff Resources’ category, although some were longer. Each category had a winner, and judges had the discretion to award a ‘Highly Commended’ where the decision had been difficult. This happened in about a quarter of the categories. Sara did not achieve an outright win, but was awarded a ‘Highly

Commended’ certificate, pipped to the post by a training video on outdoor play. As this was the first time that the publishers Sage had reached the finals of this event, they were very pleased with the outcome. They feel that a Highly Commended from the Nursery World Awards will act as an extra incentive to purchase a book already selling well. Sara enjoyed the event, and was honoured to have her work recognised on the same evening that Professor Tricia David was given a lifetime achievement award. For more information, please contact Sara at Sara.Knight@anglia.ac.uk.

Built Environment visits the Olympic site On Tuesday 16 August, a group of Built Environment lecturers enjoyed a trip to the nearly complete Olympic site, which is about the size of Hyde Park and part of Kensington Gardens, and the tour was to take about an hour. Security is very tight and we were requested to bring our passports or driving licences to secure access. I’ll leave you to guess which two lecturers forgot! However, as we were able to vouch for them, the tour went ahead! Touring the site on a small 30seat bus with a qualified tour guide to explain things, we travelled a specific route watching in awe as the now-

famous landmarks came into sight. The buildings are familiar to most, but the amazement came from the sheer scale of the structures in the well-laidout landscape. The International Broadcasting Centre, the Velodrome, the Energy Centre and the Olympic Stadium (pictured) did not disappoint, and noisy was the click of the cameras recording the elements of these buildings for – future use in lectures, perhaps? One of the more interesting aspects of the site is the retention of a number of waterways, with 30 bridges

having been incorporated into the design. Large green areas mean that, during the Olympics, visitors will be able to buy tickets to enter the park and picnic in these areas while watching events on large screens. Completion is nearing,

events are already being trialled, roll on summer 2012! Pauline Start Senior Lecturer, Department of the Built Environment, Faculty of Science & Technology


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Fire at Freshers’! ‘The heat from that was astonishing!’ ‘Gee, I would’ve thrown water on that fire…’ ‘What an eye-opener.’ Just a few comments from students who had watched the Essex Fire Service display during Freshers’ Week, organised by the Chaplain, Rev Tony Cant. Tony was keen to show new students who were moving into the Student Village, or had just moved out of home for the first time, what could happen when they left a pot with oil in it on the stove and forgot about it. The temptation is to fight fire with water. But, as you can see from the photos, throwing water onto an oil fire only makes things worse – extremely worse! As the Fire Service explained, oil floats on water, so that when water is thrown onto an oil fire, the

water goes underneath the oily fire and turns into steam that then expands dramatically causing the fire to expand with it. If you can imagine that happening in a small kitchen space – well, you can imagine the damage to person and property. The Fire Service’s advice is simply to get out when the fire starts, and call them on

999. Don’t try to put it out, just call them. But, better still, don’t leave the pot unattended.

For more information about the event, please contact Rev Tony Cant at tony.cant@anglia.ac.uk.

Celebrating PGCE Primary Education student success in Peterborough

L Sue Kitchin (fifth from right with the PGCE graduates.

On 29 September, our PGCE in Primary Education students celebrated at a fantastic graduation ceremony in Peterborough. The course, which leads to Qualified Teacher Status as a primary teacher, is based at University Centre Peterborough and lasts

for one year. During the course, students have been placed in two different schools enabling them to meet the professional standards for Qualified Teacher Status. The school experiences totalled 18 weeks of the course and run concurrently with academic study.

Sue Kitchin, pathway leader, commented, ‘The evening was fantastic and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet the family and friends of the students graduating. The support they offered to the students during such an intensive course was invaluable, and so last night was a celebration for everyone involved in the students’ achievements, including one mum who travelled from America to take part in her daughter’s graduation.’ The students’ achievements should not be underestimated; they have worked tirelessly to ensure they are making a big impact on children’s learning

through their teaching. The continuing supportive partnership we have with local schools has been invaluable and the commitment they have shown to the programme and the students has been so beneficial, as 89% of the trainees graduating have taken up teaching jobs in primary schools with the majority remaining in Peterborough to live and teach locally. Jonathan Secker Recruitment and Communications Manager (Acting), Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education Note: see, too, page 26 for news of all UCP graduations at Peterborough Cathedral.


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RESEARCH Eight out of 10 crime scene investigators prefer cat litter! Anglia Ruskin scientists research best materials to detect presence of petrol available and, most importantly, fulfils the criteria laid down by UK courts. ‘We surveyed CSIs across the country and discovered that they used a range of products, ranging from sand and window squeegees to more bizarre materials such as flour, powdered mashed potato and sanitary towels. However, nobody in the UK was using cat litter, which, as any cat owner will know, is cheap and easily available.’

L Researchers, Dr Sarah Hall, PhD student Garry White and Dr Lata Gautram.

Our forensic scientists have revealed a novel tool that could be used to help catch arsonists – cat litter. The research, carried out by Dr Sarah Hall, Dr Lata Gautam, Vicky Bacchus and Garry White, has shown that cat litter is the best material to detect traces of petrol on hard surfaces such as concrete, and this could prove invaluable to crime scene investigators (CSIs) across the country. Most brands of cat litter contain the mineral sodium bentonite, which is a clay formed from volcanic ash. Up close, the clay is full of microscopic tunnels with a network of capillaries, which retain the petrol on the surface without reacting. Petrol is a complex mixture of

around 200 components, and 15 of these are targeted during its analysis to give a positive identification. This is a requirement for the presence of petrol to be proven in court. Garry White, who is studying for a PhD at Anglia Ruskin, explained, ‘When investigating a fire, a CSI might detect that petrol is present either by smelling it him- or herself or by using specially trained sniffer dogs. However, because the CSIs usually arrive much later, after the incident, some of the petrol would have evaporated or soaked into the floor, sometimes leaving just a stain. The CSI will need to obtain a sample and, if the floor is concrete, this poses a major problem. There are two

ways of testing for the presence of petrol on hard floors; you can either dig up part of the floor to analyse in the lab or you can use a substance to try and soak up the petrol from the floor. As well as it being difficult to transport, the problem with digging up concrete is that no matter how carefully you do it, there is always the risk of contamination. Small pieces of concrete and dust, which might contain traces of petrol or other contaminants, could be carried in the air and deposited elsewhere in the crime scene. ‘There are currently no reliable, or standard, products used by CSIs to sample petrol for later detection. However, our research has shown that cat litter is the best product

L A suspected burn mark on a pathway.

The next stage of the research will see the scientists attempt to adapt the cat litter to improve its ability to detect other flammable materials, particularly diesel. The aim is to develop a universal adsorbent to aid detection of a range of ignitable liquids and to contribute to a standard method that is used in fire investigation, and is accepted by courts, across the world. Jon Green Press Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services


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VERU leads Health Innovation Education Cluster project Research unit investigates glaucoma referrals in new study reduce false-positive referrals to the hospital eye clinic. Research carried out by the HIEC Glaucoma Pathways Research Fellow Dr Gok Ratnarajan, in collaboration with the leads for these referral refinement schemes, aims to establish performance of these schemes such as false-positive and -negative rates associated with glaucoma referrals. A recent development has involved meetings with all the primary care trusts within North Central London to create a pan-North Central London glaucoma referral refinement scheme with uniformity in referral criteria, referral forms and reimbursements. The next stage is to engage with stakeholders throughout London to disperse best practice throughout the capital, and beyond. L VERU’s Professor Rupert Bourne.

Our Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU) is leading an investigation into the activity of established glaucoma referral refinement schemes in the UK. The partnership between VERU (led by Professor Rupert Bourne), Moorfields Eye Hospital (Professors Ted Garway-Heath and Peng Khaw) and City University (Professors David Crabb and John Lawrenson) has been commissioned by the North East London, North Central London and Essex (NECLES) Health Innovation Education Cluster (HIEC).

The project will look at referral refinement schemes in Cheltenham, Huntingdon, Manchester and Nottingham, focusing on efficiency, costeffectiveness and patient safety. It also aims to identify best practice and recommend characteristics of an optimal pathway that can be adopted in other demographical areas of the UK. The concept of refining glaucoma referrals is not new. However, since the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and

Association of Optometrists (AOP) guidance in 2009, this topical area has gained more widespread attention. The use of contact tonometry and assessment of the optic disc are core competencies gained during optometry training. Various care pathways exist within the optometry community, ranging from a referral to secondary care if an eye examination is not entirely normal, to performing extra tests including contact tonometry and gonioscopy in order to

Professor Shahina Pardhan, Director of VERU, said, ‘This work is very important and I am really pleased that VERU had been given a chance to lead it. It is hoped that this work will provide commissioners and providers of glaucoma care with an evidence base to inform decisions on how to best provide safe, high-quality and cost-effective care.’ Jon Green Press Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services


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THE COMMUNITY

Photograph courtesy of the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee.

Mill Road Winter Fair 2011

L At last year’s Winter Fair, a dance troupe entertains the crowds on Mill Road.

Once again, we are delighted to be taking part in Cambridge’s Mill Road Winter Fair, which will be held on Saturday 3 December, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. The fair is an event that celebrates the diversity of culture and creativity in this cosmopolitan part of the city, and has been growing in extent and popularity over the past six years. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, with non-stop activities throughout the day, all made more accessible because of full road closure between the junctions with East Road and Coleridge Road. We have a number of events lined up for the day.

A ‘Stomp’-inspired performance begins at 1.00 pm, and will feature Fashion design students from Anglia Ruskin, who will display creations inspired by recyclable materials. The models will parade the length of Mill Road showing their designs while accompanied by ‘Stomp’inspired music, performed by our music students.

community. There will be an opportunity to speak to some of the designers and musicians who created the designs and music for the ‘Stomp’-inspired performance. For more information about the range of events happening on the day, visit www.millroadwinterfair.org – and contact me (at miriam.berg@anglia.ac.uk).

We are also hosting an exhibition by local artists at our drama studio in Covent Garden, and 15 local artists will be displaying their work. We will also have an information stand, where the public can meet us to find out more about Anglia Ruskin and our facilities available to the

Miriam Berg Community Engagement Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services

L An example of our students’

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ALUMNI NEWS Community engagement As we are committed to active engagement with our local communities, a new community engagement strategy has been written and approved by CMT.

Nursing graduate is our 2011 Alumni Success in Business winner

Our aim is to develop positive and mutually beneficial relationships with local community stakeholders. These include our neighbours, local residents and community groups; voluntary and charity organisations; local government and regional bodies in Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Having designed several new medical devices and nursing models, he is now working on a portable asthma spacer device, which is being developed in collaboration with Health Enterprise East. This new spacer, The Pocketflow, has had to go through many stages to end up with a product and evidence base that gives it credibility in the medical field. There has been extensive computer modelling as well as product testing by independent specialists. These tests have shown that the product is as good as, if not better than, current items on the market. Paul is currently working with a manufacturing company, ViVO Smart Medical Devices, who wish to take this product to market, hoping to have a production model by the end of 2011. This new device has enormous potential and could significantly change the lives of those suffering with asthma, not to mention the cost savings to the NHS.

We aim to: • contribute to civic agendas • promote and support education • be good neighbours • exchange knowledge, experience and skills • open up our campuses and resources • demonstrate the positive impact we have on our local communities. We plan to: demonstrate how relevant and accessible we are to different groups of local stakeholders; help build positive relationships with local community stakeholder groups and encourage local stakeholders to recommend us and act as advocates of Anglia Ruskin. We are currently reviewing and rewriting the content of the community engagement pages on the website to ensure it includes all relevant activities. Miriam Berg is responsible for community engagement in Cambridgeshire and Rachel Moss is responsible for activity in Essex. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any ideas you would like to discuss.

Paul Watson (pictured above), who was our alumni feature in a recent issue of Bulletin, has deservedly been awarded the Alumni Success in Business award for 2011.

nursing career. He is now working as a team leader in Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, managing health visitors and school nurses.

Andrea Hilliard Corporate Communications Manager, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services

Paul graduated with a BA (Hons) Primary & Community Care and Specialist Practice (School Nurse) in 2007 and swiftly progressed in his

Paul’s first qualification was in engineering, so he is always quick to see new ways of working and innovative approaches to problems.

The potential impact of his device on those living with asthma and his drive to succeed make him an excellent role model for our students, and is the reason why Paul is a worthy winner of the 2011 Alumni Success in Business Award. Sue Jacobs Head of Alumni Relations, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services


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PARTNER INSTITUTIONS UCP graduation ceremony at Peterborough Cathedral

Hundreds of graduates from University Centre Peterborough took to the streets on Thursday 29 September to celebrate their graduation in style. Our annual graduation ceremony saw around 200 students presented with their certificates for their degrees or professional qualifications. Dressed to impress in their caps and gowns, the students attended a reception at The Bull Hotel, in Westgate, before processing through the town centre led by the macebearer, The Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor Paula Thacker, other VIPs and university staff to the Cathedral for the ceremony.

The proceedings were declared open by Mr Allan Arnott, Chair of University Centre Peterborough’s Board. The students were then welcomed by Professor Mike Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, and Angela Joyce, Principal of Peterborough Regional College. Executive Director of University Centre Peterborough, Dr Mark Mabey, introduced the graduates to Professor Mike Thorne, who presented the certificates in front of an audience of around 350 guests including proud relatives, friends, university and college staff, local

business leaders and politicians. Dr Mabey said, ‘I am very proud of every one of those students who is studying with UCP, and it is extremely pleasing to see all the hard work the students do being rewarded at the ceremony.’ He went on to add, ‘Those graduating from University Centre Peterborough today have reached a life-changing moment and the start of a great opportunity to develop their careers with their new qualifications.’ A number of special awards were also presented, including the Student Excellence Award in Engineering. This was

awarded to Michael Andrew, and the trophy was given by Mr Ralph Watson, Chairman of the Peterborough & Huntingdon Local Network for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Following on from the ceremony, students, staff and guests enjoyed a buffet prepared and served by the hospitality and catering students of Peterborough Regional College. Louise Price Recruitment and Events Co-ordinator, University Centre Peterborough


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Artwork commission for University Centre Harlow stars. It represents the aspiration that leads many people to make a commitment to higher education. The highest section of the topmost woodblock includes the constellation of Pegasus, the winged, white horse – a symbol of wisdom in Greek mythology. The panels read from the lowest block to the highest, somewhat like a comic, or a graphic novel. The surface of the wood has been chiselled out by hand, using a range of small gouges. The usual procedure for this type of work would be to ink the surface with a roller, and take a print from it. However, in keeping with the subject of construction, Jane decided that the actual woodblocks would hold more relevance.

L Shown left, Jane Stobart’s design for the wooden panels, and, above,

Jane checks alignment while installing the artwork.

University Centre Harlow opened in September to over 150 HE students. Funded through HEFCE, EEDA and Harlow Renaissance, the centre, situated within the Harlow College campus, marks an important development in the partnership between Anglia Ruskin University and the College. The first piece of art commissioned for the building is now in place. Jane Stobart’s piece, Building Blocks, combines a celebration of the actual build

along with the aspirations the building will support for its students. The official opening of the Centre will be in the new year. The creation of Jane Stobart’s four wooden panels is based upon drawings that she made on the construction site of this building. She documented every stage of development, from groundwork to glazing. The concept for the final work is intended as a metaphor for higher education, involving ideas of working together, building a future, reaching for the moon or touching the

Harlow artist–printmaker and author, Jane Stobart is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter–Printmakers. She has a strong interest in the subject of industry and has spent many years drawing in foundries, construction sites, maintenance depots, sewage pumping stations, etc. This is the starting point for all of her printmaking work. Her prints are held in several collections, which include the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam Museums, and the Museum of London. Sue Young Vice Principal, Harlow College


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PARTNER INSTITUTIONS New technology centres under way

Graduation Anglia stud The College of West Anglia celebrated their annual graduation on Saturday 8 October, at St Nicholas Chapel. A civic procession of college staff, governors, guests and graduates, headed by the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Colin Sampson, and David Pomfret, Principal of the College, paraded along the High Street and Chapel Street on one of the most important days in the College calendar. Certificates were presented to the students by David Pomfret and Professor Helen Valentine, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, in front of proud families, friends, college governors and staff to mark their success.

L In front, with the spade, David Pomfret, College Principal, with a group of College Governors and senior

management, the contractors’ team and Colin Sampson, the King's Lynn and West Norfolk Mayor.

Groundbreaking at the King’s Lynn campus On 14 September, the College broke ground marking the start of the construction of its new £5.7 m technology block at the King’s Lynn campus. When completed, the project will include state-of-the-art workshop facilities for engineering, welding, carpentry, electrical and plumbing studies, with cuttingedge CAD (computer aided design) classrooms. The new building will cover 2300 sq m of floor area, with a projected completion in summer 2012. The groundbreaking was led by College Chair of Governors Peter Dixon, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Mayor, Colin Sampson, and College Principal, David Pomfret. ‘The new Technology Centre will enable us to meet the needs of the engineering and manufacturing businesses, which

are so critical to our local economy. I’m delighted that, with external funding support from Norfolk County Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and the Skills Funding Agency, we are able to bring such fantastic new facilities to West Norfolk. This investment demonstrates our commitment to realising our ambitious accommodation improvement plans,’ said David Pomfret. Isle campus This academic year also sees an investment in the future of the Isle campus with a new multimillion pound technology block. The 2700 sq m block will be a state-of-the-art facility that will enable young people to learn engineering skills to help them gain jobs in one of the area’s biggest industry sectors. ‘About 17% of jobs in Fenland are engineering focused; nearly double the national average of

10%. We need a new technology centre to train our young people with the skills needed. There is a skills gap locally, and employers find it difficult to fill vacancies because people don’t have the necessary qualifications,’ said Mark Reavell, Director of Employer Engagement and Estates. The technology block will provide a centre of learning to teach people skills in all areas of engineering. There is a big gap between female and male employment, and it is hoped the new facility can tempt more women to study engineering. The new-build work started in late October and is part of a larger plan to improve the campus’s aesthetics and create a better learning environment. Tessa Batlle Marketing Co-ordinator, The College of West Anglia

David Pomfret said, ‘Through our successful partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, the College of West Anglia provides higher education opportunities to 450 students. Our commitment to higher education has never been stronger. This year, 176 students graduated from 17 different programmes, and our students and staff should be extremely proud of their achievements. It is great to see so many of our students graduating with so much support from family, friends and employers. We wish our graduates every success as they progress to employment and further studies.’ Hilary Fisher, University Centre Manager, added, ‘Our students and staff should be very pleased with what they have achieved this year. Students have worked very hard to achieve their goals, and our staff continue to offer students


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celebration for 176 College of West ents the very best in learning. The College strives to provide firstclass learning opportunities for our students, and this is evident from the calibre of this year’s graduates.’

L Anglia Ruskin University Student of the Year Award winner, Cath

In addition, the College also celebrated the Anglia Ruskin University Student of the Year Award. This award celebrates an individual’s outstanding results in their studies. The College received numerous nominations from curriculum staff across all departments, further demonstrating the

quality of students and positive impact of the College within the local and wider community. This year the award went to Cath Waddilove BA (Hons) Psychosocial, who was nominated by Janet Jones, Lecturer, for continuing her studies while having to deal with extraordinarily demanding family issues and, at the same time, mentoring and supporting younger students. Tessa Batlle Marketing Co-ordinator, The College of West Anglia

Waddilove, receiving her award from David Pomfret, College Principal.

GREEN ISSUES Reusing and recycling

Donation of redundant furniture Back in the summer, we had some redundant furniture we no longer needed that we donated to Granta Housing – a charitable housing association that builds affordable housing for sale or rent. The furniture we donated went to their mental health supported housing scheme and will be used in a tenants’ resource room, and will enable tenants to access the internet for things such a job searches. Recycling of empty toner cartridges We would like to remind everyone that empty toner cartridges cannot be put in the general waste bins and should be sent to the post room for recycling. You should use the box of the new toner cartridge to post them in and label the box ‘For toner cartridge recycling’. We use Takeback Ltd, a company that takes our empty cartridges for free, and their recycling scheme ensures they do not go to landfill; we also earn a small amount of money for certain cartridges that they take from us! Over the past year we have earned £289.23 from the correct disposal of our cartridges via Takeback Ltd. We are now working with the Students’ Union to put this money to good use on student-led environmental projects. Colleagues are reminded that all disposal of items no longer needed should be carried out through Estates & Facilities Services,

and, where possible, we will donate or send for recycling. We have an ‘A to Z of Recycling for staff’ guide and should you wish to look up any items you do not know how to dispose of – just visit www.anglia.ac.uk/waste. Contact us As always, we welcome any comments, compliments or suggestions – email us at environment@anglia.ac.uk. Sarah Johnson Environment and Utilities Officer, Estates & Facilities Services


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ENGAGEMENT HS@W entertains business leaders under the wings of Concorde have affected our economy and businesses today.

Higher Skills@Work entertained a number of their clients at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) East of England Dinner at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, during October. Tony Howard, Head of Higher Skills@Work, said, ‘The dinner was a great success and in a

dramatic setting – under the wings of Concorde.’ Adam Boulton, Political Editor at Sky News, and Sir Roger Carr, President of the CBI, spoke at the event. They both focused on the significant international occurrences of the past few months and how they

Higher Skills@Work’s guests included Jill Norman, Practice Manager, Chelmsford Medical Centre, Dr Mark Mabey, Executive Director, University Centre Peterborough, Allan Arnott, Director Operations, Perkins Engine Company, Abdeslam El-Idrissi, Director of Trade Services, Arab British Chamber of Commerce, Lesley Batchelor, Director General, Institute of Export, and Chris Greaves, Group HR Director, Ridgeons. Speaking of the

guests, Tony Howard said, ‘We hope to develop and deepen our existing ties with them by growing our level of engagement with their organisations.’ Higher Skills@Work partners with a number of high-profile organisations, including Harrods, Timberland, Ridgeons, Specsavers and the RAF, to develop and deliver work-based learning to their employees. Jamie Wallis Acting Marketing Manager, Learning Development Services

Anglia Ruskin unveils CIH plaque Pictured right, Tom Taylor, Skills Development Consultant at Higher Skills@Work, and Dr Paul Sanderson, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, unveiled a new plaque in recognition of Anglia

Ruskin’s accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The plaque will be displayed at the Cambridge campus. The CIH recently accredited the Foundation Degree in Social and Affordable Housing, which is a work-

based course developed by the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education and Higher Skills@Work. Jamie Wallis Acting Marketing Manager, Learning Development Services M

NCSW promoters (l–r, front row) Alastair Dutton, Claire Daly, Sophie Goldsmith, Matthew Hardiman, Cheski Smith, Katie Ireson (back row) Tommy Birtles, Care Wilcox, Tom Costa, Rumnique Gill, Sophie Revett, Sam Gibbon, Aaron Wooldridge and Jessica Gardner.

Customer Service

EXCELLENCE National Customer Service Week!

To be recognised as achieving Customer Service Excellence (CSE), we are required to provide evidence against the criteria of the standard. The criteria, and their relevant elements, can be found in the Customer Excellence standard on the Cabinet Office website, www.cse.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/aboutTheStandardCSE.do.

National Customer Service Week (NCSW) is an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays within an organisation. Anglia Ruskin celebrated NCSW (the week of 3 October) by setting up stalls in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough Guild House to raise awareness of some of our key customer-focused

activities. Both students and staff helped assist with the stalls over the week. Awareness was raised regarding our new Student Charter and our ‘Tell Us’ comments, compliments or concerns scheme. A large amount of feedback was received via the ‘Tell Us’ scheme and this is being acted upon where possible. Pens

(branded with ‘Tell Us’) were given away in addition to sweets and badges. In support of NCSW, managers undertook ‘Back to the Floor’ activities. This involved spending a period of time doing a different job role and therefore experiencing firsthand issues impacting their area. A list of Back to the

Floor activities will shortly be available on our CSE microsite, along with a selection of personal reflections from senior managers. For information concerning the CSE initiative, please go to our CSE microsite (www.anglia.ac.uk/excellence) or contact Rumnique Gill (rumnique.gill@anglia.ac.uk).


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STAFF DEVELOPMENT SITS:Vision – training for staff If you would like to book a place on either of the SITS:Vision Training sessions detailed in the tinted panel below, you will need to email the following information to training@anglia.ac.uk. About yourself: name; job title; faculty or support service; telephone extension; University login username (eg, hp2). About the session: title of the session; date and time; location.

Please note, before placing your booking, you must secure your line manager’s agreement. You can access further information about each session at http://web.anglia.ac.uk/hr/training/browse/sas.html. If you have any queries regarding SITS:Vision training sessions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing your query to sits.training@anglia.ac.uk.

2011–12 seminar one sessions 7 Nov

Introduction to SITS:Vision

Cambridge

7 Nov

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Cambridge

1.00–3.00 pm

8 Nov

Introduction to SITS:Vision

Chelmsford

10.30 am–12.00 noon

8 Nov

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Chelmsford

1.00–3.00 pm

9 Nov

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Chelmsford

10.00 am–12.00 noon

5 Dec

Introduction to SITS:Vision

Chelmsford

10.30 am–12.00 noon

5 Dec

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Chelmsford

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6 Dec

Introduction to SITS:Vision

Cambridge

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6 Dec

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Cambridge

1.00–3.00 pm

7 Dec

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision

Cambridge

10.00 am–12.00 noon

Introduction to SITS:Vision – provided by Helen Lane, ISMS This session is suitable for both support and academic staff who are new to SITS:Vision. It will enable participants to develop basic skills in accessing data and navigating around the system. Designed for: academic and support staff On completion of this activity delegates will be able to: • log in to SITS and e-vision • navigate around screens • retrieve data • use wildcards • understand student statuses • undertake basic data analysis Dates of course: monthly on each campus

10.30 am–12.00 noon

Extracting Data from SITS:Vision – provided by Helen Lane, ISMS This session is suitable for both support and academic staff who have some experience with SITS:Vision along with Microsoft Word and Excel. It will enable participants to develop skills in extracting data from the system. Delegates will then explore different ways to use the data using Microsoft applications. Designed for: academic and support staff On completion of this activity, delegates will be able to: • extract data using Standard Report Letters (SRLs) • extract data using the SITS Export function • use the Mail Merge function in Microsoft Word to produce letters and labels • analyse data in Microsoft Excel • create a Pivot Table • email students from SITS

Any follow-up courses: no follow-up courses for this course Dates of course: monthly on each campus Booking enquiry: to book, please email training@anglia.ac.uk. If you have any special requirements for the training session, please ensure you inform us when booking your place.

Any follow-up courses: no follow-up courses for this course Booking enquiry: to book, please email training@anglia.ac.uk. If you have any special requirements for the training session, please ensure you inform us when booking your place.


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What’s on at the Mumford?

Lorca: Amor en el Jardín (Love in the Garden) • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm A luscious evening of performance, poetry and music with Spain’s greatest writer of the 20th century, Federico García Lorca. In Lorca’s ‘garden of love’, his duendes (sprites) recall moments of his life through his own words and music – Lorca’s youth,

passions, struggle for acceptance and political commitment. Mischievously, the duendes act out Lorca’s short play, El Amor de Don Perlimplín y Belisa en su Jardín – a tale of absurd comedy, fantasy and ultimately, grotesque tragedy. The wealthy Don Perlimplín just wants to spend his days quietly reading

books, but his housekeeper has other ideas. Reluctantly, he agrees to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa, but what has he let himself in for? Performed in Spanish. Suitable for ages 15+.

Preston Reed • Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) • Friday 4 November, 7.30 pm Preston Reed has single-handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing. His influence is crucial for a new generation of guitarists including Andy McKee, Newton Faulkner and Kaki King all of whom play in the style developed by Reed back in the mid-1980s.

While never letting his extraordinary technique overshadow the beauty of his music, he attacks the entire instrument in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. At full tilt, his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once suggest a drummer, keyboardist, bassist and several guitarists at work. Drawing on

blues, rock, funk and jazz influences amongst others, Preston Reed’s vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. The phrase ‘has to be seen to be believed’ has never been more true! Don’t miss one of the most dazzling displays of musicianship you will ever see!

The Snow Dog • Tickets: £9.00 (£7.00 children) • Sunday 6 November, 2.30 pm Get swept along in the adventure as a young girl’s favourite toy comes to life. Admire the beauty and intelligence of the husky; wolf-like and wise. Enjoy the fantasy as girl and dog discover a wild world where dangers wait for human and animal alike.

For this young girl, the gift of a toy dog from her grandfather starts a journey that will eventually help her answer the biggest question – why has he gone away? This magical, musical experience is devised and performed by the critically acclaimed Full House

Theatre Company. Expect an impressive physical performance using giant puppets and contemporary dance with original music and songs. The Snow Dog is the perfect theatre experience for all the family to enjoy. Suitable for ages 6+.

Lifer – A Woman of Principle • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Thursday 10– Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm Parole is the light at the end of the tunnel for Melanie – sentenced to life imprisonment at the tender age of 20, when Callaghan was at Number 10, Carter was President of the USA and ELO had just begun their world tour. In this new play Melanie blows the dust off the shadows of her

past to reveal a woman governed and destined by her principles, as she contemplates her latest application for parole and freedom. The writer, Jane Carter Woodrow, has a PhD in Criminology from Cambridge and has spent many years working with both offenders and victims of violent crime. She

has worked as a scriptwriter on several high-profile television dramas, including In Suspicious Circumstances and The Bill. This is her first play for the stage. Contains strong language. Suitable for ages 15+.

Addenbrooke’s Panto 2011 • Tickets: £10.00 (£6.00 concessions) • Tuesday 15–Saturday 19 November, 7.30 pm Harriet Hotter and the Phantom of the Operating Theatre – the Addenbrooke’s charity pantomime returns to celebrate its 20th birthday… oh yes it is! Harriet Hotter and the students at Hoggenbrooke’s School of

Medicine must battle the Phantom of the Operating Theatre to cure everyone of the evil curse laid down by Lord Mouldy-Wart, meeting new friends and defeating evil baddies along the way.

So come and join us on this family friendly rollercoaster of cheers and groans as the staff and students of Addenbrooke’s put the panto dames to shame and make your sides split with laughter.


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Oh What a Lovely War • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Monday 21–Wednesday 23 November, 7.30 pm Over 90 years on from the Armistice, Oh What a Lovely War remains a classic of the modern theatre and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost 20 million lives. Told through the songs and documents of the period, it’s a satirical attack on the military incompetence and inconceivable disregard for

human life the First World War has come to represent and a chilling reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. At turns satirical, funny and deeply moving, Oh What a Lovely War has a style all of its own, combining live music, dance,

songs and sketches to create a picture of life for those on the front line and those behind it. Oh What a Lovely War as Joan Littlewood intended and an unforgettable theatrical experience. Suitable for ages 12+.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Friday 25 November, 7.30 pm A brand-new musical is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production, which has played sell-out seasons in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh Festival.

Audience suggestions help to create a show on the spot, as the all-singing, all-dancing cast improvise with unpredictable and frequently hilarious results. Packed with drama, dazzling

dance routines and catchy melodies, Showstopper! leaves delighted audiences singing all the way home. Suitable for ages 12+.

Housebound • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Monday 28 November, 7.3 0 pm Jim is 68, stressed and ready to snap. At what? Anything: noisy neighbours, speeding cars, kids hanging about on the street corners… you name it, he’ll moan about it; it’s the one thing he’s good at. He makes Victor Meldrew look like an amateur. And doesn’t his wife Lucy know it? Stuck at home with him rabbiting on every day, and nowhere to escape to…

she’s housebound. And every day is starting to blend into every other… until one Hallowe’en, when a rash act changes everything. Maybe this time Lucy sees an opportunity to alter things for good… Maybe this time Jim really does have something to be fed up

about… And maybe the moaning coming from the cellar has nothing to do with the rising damp… Housebound is a comedy for anyone who ever felt frustrated but didn’t know what to do once they were. Contains some strong language.

Folie à Deux • Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions) • Wednesday 30 November, 7.30 pm Folie à Deux takes the audience on a journey through the minds of two very unique individuals: one who believes he is dead, the other who has forgotten her past. The story takes place in a retreat for the mentally unwell, where we meet the two characters sharing a room and their memories. Centred around a huge scaffold structure and groundbreaking, multi-touch screen, these

unforgettable characters will whisk you away into the theatre of their minds where the imagination is unleashed. Falling from extreme heights, entombed under rubble, the impossible journey of a ball… all become reality in this mesmerising horizon of the imagination. Directed by internationally renowned Bim Mason, this new performance delicately combines the physicality of expression and

groundbreaking technology with the tragic interplay of these two characters that is sure to pull at everyone’s heartstrings. Folie à Deux universally resonates with the search for who we are and where our place in the world is. An intimate tale of both human experience and loss and the delicate kindness that can appear in the cracks of distress. Suitable for ages 13+.


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Full details of all exhibitions at the Ruskin Gallery can be found at: www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskingallery

Ruskin Gallery exhibitions and music

Viewfinder • Wed 9–Thur 24 November • 10 am–5.00 pm, Mon–Fri • Private View, Thur 10 November, 5.00 pm On the home leg of its international tour, Viewfinder comes to the Ruskin Gallery having exhibited in Seoul, South Korea, and at IMPACT7 International Printmaking Exhibition at Monash University, Australia. Curated by Nick Devison of Cambridge School of Art’s Fine Art Research Unit and Convenor for

MA Printmaking and the MFA, Viewfinder aims to interrogate the creative intersections between digital and traditional practices as a means of reflecting upon the nature of representation through print media. Diverse in form, each artist engages with ideas concerning the instability of perception, dislocation of place, interventions and disruption of meaning. The result is a

discursive engagement with the photographic image, which considers the contingent nature of perception, meaning and representation mediated through a digitised environment. Exhibiting artists include Brook & Black, Professor Paul Coldwell, Edward Dimsdale, Michel Evans, Johanna Love, Dr David Ryan, Mark Shaw, and Nick Devison.

BA (Hons) Fine Art • Wed 9–Thur 24 November • Ruskin Balcony • Private View, Thur 10 November, 5.00 pm This exhibition presents work from second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students at Cambridge School of Art, and is the first of two Ruskin Balcony exhibitions by this group of students. The work presented is

in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculptural installation and photography.

part of professional practice activities that take place at the second-year stage on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course.

These exhibitions are curated by the students, and are an integral

Via di San Teodoro 8 • Fri 25 November, 6.30 pm • Ruskin Gallery David Ryan’s film, Via di San Teodoro 8, explores Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905–88) house in the heart of Rome. It investigates different aspects of this house: its spaces, sounds and vistas, and its unique ambience opposite the

ancient Roman Forum. It lies somewhere between experimental documentary and filmic poetic essay, also portraying the early electronic instruments (ondiolas) on which Scelsi composed and improvised in a rare performance by

pianist Oscar Pizzo. Without any dialogue, the film attempts to capture something of what the Hungarian film theorist Bela Balazs alluded to: the possibility of sound and image combining to articulate, ‘all that has speech, and speaks to

us with the vast conversational powers of life…’. The film exists in two formats: a single screen of 43 minutes, and a three-screen continuous looped version, with the latter being screened in the Ruskin Gallery.

Terra Nova | Vita Nuova • Anglia Sinfonia • Mon 14 November, 7.30 pm • West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 Anglia Ruskin students) • Conductor – Paul Jackson Julio d’Escriván – Terra Nova, a concerto for videogame player and electroacoustic ensemble (world première) Luciano Berio – Laborintus 2

Exhibition led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. The audiovisual materials for this piece are drawn from original archival material held in the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Julio d’Escriván’s Terra Nova was written especially for Anglia Sinfonia and the Mechanical and Electroacoustic Music Ensemble (MEME) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the British Antarctic

Terra Nova uses the medium of the video game, projected on to a large screen, to commemorate Scott’s tragic expedition through the use of threedimensional recreations of the Antarctic landscape. Anglia Sinfonia

and MEME provide the additional live orchestral material in emulation of the early cinematic practice of playing live music to film. The concept of ‘New Lands’ finds further resonance in Luciano Berio’s 1965 masterpiece for singers, actors and orchestra, Laborintus 2. Written to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Laborintus 2

presents a kaleidoscopic amalgamation of poetry, vocalisation, music and electronic sounds, drawing on themes from Dante’s La Vita Nuova (The New Life) and The Inferno. Tickets available from the Mumford Theatre Box Office: (0845 196) ext 2320, www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre.

Anglia Singers become twenty • Chelmsford-based concert in November Anglia Ruskin University’s choir on the Chelmsford campus reaches its twentieth birthday with two concerts in November. The celebratory programme on Saturday 12 November at the Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, takes the Singers back to the location of

their first appearance in 1991 for the first Anglia Carol Service in the town. For the 12 November concert, the Singers will be joined by the Chelmsford Citadel Band of the Salvation Army, so renewing a partnership that also goes back

many years. Emeritus Professor Chris Green, founder of the Singers, will be conducting and tickets are now on sale from a variety of local sources or the Anglia ticket line (01245 350988). The concert will be in support of J’s Charity, an Essex-based charity

supporting the development of a hospice of young people. The second concert is at lunchtime in Chelmsford Cathedral on Friday 25 November. For more information, please contact the Choir Secretary on 01245 344965.


For full information on all Cambridgeshire Film Consortium events, or for booking or enquiries, email trish.s@picuturehouses.co.uk, phone 01223 579127, visit www.cambridgeshirefilmconsortium.org, or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk or phone 0871 902 5720

c events Lunchtime concerts Fridays, 1.10 pm • Mumford Theatre • free admission 4 Nov Preston Reed A unique masterclass and Q&A session with one of the most innovative guitarists in the world. In the late 1980s Preston invented a two-handed style that integrates the full percussive potential of the guitar body; in doing so he revolutionised guitar playing. This is a rare opportunity to question Preston on his techniques, style and creative approach to composition. 11 Nov Sarah Ellen Hughes and friends Sarah Ellen Hughes (vocals), Darren Altman (drums), Rick Simpson (piano), Tom Farmer (bass). Sarah appears as part of a UK tour, with a superb trio featuring the cream of London’s jazz talent. The quartet will be presenting a range of popular standards from Gershwin and Jobim to Burt Bacharach and Jimi Hendrix, along with exciting arrangements of some of Sarah’s own compositions. 18 Nov Why Strad? Nigel Brown OBE explains the difference between a Stradivarius and more modest makes of violin. 25 Nov ZRI Ben Harlan (clarinet), Max Baillie (violin), Matthew Sharp (cello), Iris Pissaride (santouri), Jon Banks (accordion). An unorthodox interpretation of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet interspersed with fiery Hungarian and Klezmer music, all played with tavern grit and gypsy flair. (Zum Roten Igel – ZRI – is the name of Brahms’ favourite café in Vienna!) www.anglia.ac.uk/mpaevents

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Cambridgeshire Film Consortium events Education events for schools and colleges The Red Shoes: a case study of a British film and exploring film form • Thursday 3 November, 9.30 am–1.00 pm This presentation will explore The Red Shoes and Michael Powell’s editing experiment with the ballet as a composed film, within the genre of melodrama, which draws on silent film practices. The narrative levels of Hans Christian Andersen’s folk tale will be explored through the representation of women in the film, within the socio-historical

cultural context of the Second World War when the British film industry thrived, when audiences increased as a result of women’s mobilisation, and producers looked ambitiously across the Atlantic for US exhibition opportunities. The Red Shoes (U). Director and Producer: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Leonide Massine. UK 1948. 133 minutes.

A young ballet dancer is torn between marriage and ambition in this Powell and Pressburger extravagant and spectacular Technicolour film. Speaker: Trish Sheil, Film Education Officer for the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium. Suitable for A/AS/undergraduate Film/Media Studies. Cost £3.50, accompanying teachers free.

Swingin’ Britain • Thursday 17 November, 9.00 am–1.00 pm Illustrated with film clips exploring the cinematic language and cultural context of If… and British films of the sixties Phil Lloyd, Hinchinbrooke School.

Speakers: Stephanie Muir, WJEC Examiner and Head of Film Studies at Richmond Upon Thames College;

If… (15) Director: Lindsay Anderson. Writer: David Sherwin. Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe, Anthony Nicholls. UK 1968. 107 minutes. Surreal, and employing all sorts of camera and production techniques,

this is an effective tale of 1960s dissatisfaction and revolution as British public school boys rebel against the oppressive authority. Suitable for A/AS/Undergraduate Film/Media Studies. Cost: £3.50, accompanying teachers free.

Contemporary British film industry event: producers and audiences • Tuesday 22 November, 10.00 am–1.00 pm Funding and producing an independent British film professor who shows that time travel Sloane Uren Dimensions (cert tbc). Directors: may be possible. As Stephen’s life (Art/Set Ant Neeley, Sloane U’Ren. Starring: unfolds, events lead him to dedicate Director on Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Camilla himself to turning the Professor’s Harry Potter Rutherford, Patrick Godfrey, Olivia theories of time travel into reality. And The Half-Blood Prince, Being Llewellyn, Sean Hart, Georgina John Malkovich) and Ant Neeley Rich. UK. 99 minutes. Suitable for A/AS/undergraduate composer of Six Feet Under, will Film/Media Studies. Stephen is a brilliant young boy who discuss their current production lives in Cambridge, in what appears Dimensions, a period sci-fi drama Cost: £3.50, accompanying to be the 1920s – but his world is shot on location in Cambridgeshire. teachers free. turned upside down on meeting a Animation workshop ‘Rock’n’Animate!’ • Saturday 12 November, 11.30 am–4.30 pm Make a wild, rocking, find out how to make and animate a friends? If the answer is yes, then stop-motion, clay clay puppet, learn basic rules of join our workshop. animation! Bring your animation? Dream about composing Tutor: Monika Umba. own rock star to life! your own music? Do you want to Would you like to show your finished movie to your Cost: £30.00.

Lunchtime archive films at the Arts Picturehouse Educating the nation: memories of school • Wednesday 16 November, 1.00–2.15 pm What do you remember of your Junior School, Cambridge, and Basil school days? Girls’ and boys’ Wright’s documentary on state subjects, school dinners, homework, education Children at School, 1937. playground games. Join us for a Tickets: £4.60; senior citizens £3.60 screening of archive films on going (includes tea/coffee with each ticket). to school in the twentieth century – A Cambridgeshire Film Consortium event presented in to include the famous Summer Hill association with the British Film Institute, The East Anglian Film Archive, The Arts Picturehouse and Cambridge City Council. School in Suffolk, Milton Road


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Bulletin November 2011 Volume 8 no 10

JOINERS

LEAVERS

This monthly listing is to help keep readers up to date with who’s joined and who’s left recently. The entries are organised alphabetically by faculty or support service, followed by the joiner’s or leaver’s name, job title and, if relevant, department or unit.

• Estates & Facilities: Paul Edwards, Catering Manager

• Arts, Law & Social Sciences: Julia Swindells, Professor of English, Language Centre

• Health, Social Care & Education: Timothy Waller, Professor Acute Care; Isla Drage, Partnership Co-ordinator; Allister Butler, Senior Lecturer Family & Community Studies

• Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services: Ian Ericson, Senior Widening Participation Officer

• HR Services: David Fox, HR Assistant; Tricia Allan, Recruitment Manager • Learning Development Services: Shelley Parker, VLE Technician Higher Skills@Work • Lord Ashcroft International Business School: Kristyna Marcevova, Senior Lecturer; Stephanie Russell, Lecturer; Peter MacDonald, Senior Lecturer; Ilaria Pappalepore, Senior Lecturer; Carolyn Balloch, Partnership Administrator; Lin Yan, Senior Lecturer; Candice Howarth, Research Fellow; Craig Duckworth, Senior Lecturer; David Flude, Senior Lecturer; Anna Egan, Lecturer • Science & Technology: Jiaqing Shao, KEEP Associate; Ellen Hodges, Marketing Co-ordinator; Roberto Filippi, Lecturer, Psychology; Daryl Tabrett, Research Fellow, Vision & Eye Research Unit; Amy Scarfe, Research Fellow Vision & Eye Research Unit • University Library: Rachel Drouot, Graduate Trainee; Marco Aurelio, Graduate Trainee

• Estates & Facilities: Carole Harvey, Timetabling Officer; Helen Purvis, Timetabling Administrator • Financial Services: Taiwo Okunade, Senior Assistant Management Accountant • Health, Social Care & Education: Chris Wisbey, Senior Lecturer, Allied Health & Medicine • HR Services: Jessica Bamber, HR Administrator • Information Systems & Media Services: Rhys Roberts, Senior Web Analyst, Architecture & Development • Learning Development Services: Nichola Efford, Technician, Digital Copy Services • Lord Ashcroft International Business School: Anita Hogg, Administrator • Science & Technology: Amanda Ludlow, Lecturer, Psychology • The Secretary’s Office: Julie Roberts, Risk Management Co-ordinator • University Library: Kelly Burnham, Library Assistant


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