Category: Cranfield

Cranfield announces Changing World of Work webinar series

Cranfield School of Management’s Changing World of Work group has unveiled a new webinar series. These will focus on the areas of human resource management, employment relations, leadership, organisational behaviour and gender, diversity and inclusion.

First in the series, joining Professor Emma Parry – head of the Changing World of Work Group, is Perry Timms who will be discussing the next steps for organisation design.

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Cranfield woman diagnosed with brain tumour as a teenager completes Walk of Hope

A Bedfordshire family has taken on a Walk of Hope, inspired by their daughter who was diagnosed aged 13 with a brain tumour, to raise funds to help find a cure for the disease.

Caroline Watson of Cranfield, now 26, was diagnosed with a brain tumour on her pituitary gland after her mother finally managed to persuade doctors to take her worrying weight gain and growth seriously.

Along with her parents, Lisa and Mark, and partner Jack Mizen, Caroline walked 10 miles from Flitwick, where her mum and dad live, to the ruins of Houghton House in Ampthill and back

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Cranfield University’s research finds targets bring more women on boards, but they still don’t reach the top

Voluntary targets have boosted gender diversity on UK boards. However, new research by Cranfield University’s School of Management warns that there are still too few women in senior leadership positions, such as CEO and Chair, to drive long-term change.

The annual Female FTSE Board Report, sponsored this year by EY, finds that although the FTSE 350 looks on track to reach the target of 33% of women on boards by December 2020, a lack of representation at the top could be impacting the number of women in the executive pipeline.

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Cranfield University is collecting sky high memories from flight students

Cranfield University is appealing to students who have flown in their aircraft to share their anecdotes and experiences of their flights as students.

Professor Nicholas Lawson, head of NFLC, said:

“Over the years, we have had hundreds of students from Cranfield and other institutions that have benefited from the facilities at NFLC. Many of them have interesting tales to tell.

“We would love to hear about their experiences and how it has impacted their future careers, as well as helping us build a social history of the NFLC.”

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Cranfield expert shortlisted for Outstanding Technician of the Year

Jane Hubble, head of Technical Services in the School of Water, Energy and the Environment (SWEE), Cranfield University, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Outstanding Technician of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2020.

Jane led a £3 million project to transform Cranfield’s environmental laboratory facilities into a new large shared Environmental Analytical Facility, used by 250 MSc, PhD and postdoctoral students each year.

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Cranfield postie to take on the Brain Tumour Research Walk of Hope

Postie, who stopped breathing for four minutes when he had a seizure just after brain tumour diagnosis, to take on Walk of Hope

A postman who is living with life-changing effects after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumour is taking on a Walk of Hope to raise funds to help find a cure for the disease.

Father-of-three, Matt Shanley, 46, will take on the challenge event with his wife Julie, 36, a civilian working in the Thames Valley Police control room

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Cranfield Road Solar Farm – Q and A

Renewable Connections is proposing a 75-hectare renewable energy scheme on land between West End Stagsden and Astwood across the Bedfordshire – Milton Keynes boundary.

It said the Cranfield Road Solar Farm will have a generating capacity of up to 45 megawatts. The proposed site lies within Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.

The Chronicle asked Renewable Connections about its plans.

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Cranfield Live Online powers future executive development

Remote professional development has taken a step forward with Cranfield School of Management’s Cranfield Live Online, an extensive suite of digital executive development programmes.

Cranfield Live Online is the largest online collection of Cranfield Executive Development programmes to date.

Online Executive Development programmes are flourishing, as businesses find positives from online learning and invest in staff development. Home-working has brought more flexibility in the level of delegates that can attend from across the business and there are cost savings from not needing to pay for travel and accommodation.

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Cranfield scientists support COVID-19 STEM outreach initiative

xplosives chemists from Cranfield University took part in an outreach programme to support and inspire young people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects during the school shutdown period.

Project Inspiration was organised by STEM Ambassador Hub West England and Graphic Science. It invites volunteer STEM ambassadors to record videos talking about their STEM expertise. This is linked to project ideas that young people can use to follow-up with their own STEM research.

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