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Developing evidence-based practice in organisations

By Gail Steptoe-Warren, Associate Head, Enterprise and Commercial, Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University We have all heard the term evidence-based practice floating around the board room, with it now becoming a buzz word within organisations, but what is evidence-based practice and how can organisations implement it? At a basic level evidence-based practice is ensuring…

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Coventry is part of Hidden Revolution

Community interest companies, cooperatives and community businesses… These are just some of the forms used to describe social enterprises who are all are joined by a common bond – that of doing business for a good cause. Social enterprises exist in nearly every sector from consumer goods to healthcare, community energy to creative agencies, restaurants…

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Managing Agile Workers: The Impact on Wellbeing and Productivity

by Dr Christine Grant, Associate Head of School, Recruitment & Marketing & Principal Lecturer, School of Psychological, Social & Behavioural Sciences. The move towards ‘agile working’ is being adopted by many organisations in response to the speed of change and the need to provide flexibility for employees but also to retain staff and increase productivity.   We know…

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How partnering with a university can boost your business

Helen Lau, knowledge exchange manager at Coventry University, discusses how entering into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership can open up new doors for your business in the latest in our series of Business Matters articles for Insider Media. Coventry University is making huge strides in our work to support business growth by spreading the knowledge of our…

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Solving the Digital Skills Gap

By Richard Brooks, Programme Manager at Coventry University talks about the Institute of Coding and how it aims to tackle to UK’s digital skills gap in an article for the National Centre for Universities and Business. The announcement by Theresa May of the new national Institute of Coding in January 2018 represents a quietly significant moment in…

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Perfect partnerships for digital profit – Nexus Creative

Colin Foxall of Nexus Creative explains how a partnership with Coventry university will boost the company’s capability, in an article originally published by Insider Media. A great deal is written and spoken about the need for industry and academia to work closer together to help companies – and ultimately the UK economy – move forward.…

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Future-proofing skills for the evolving automotive industry

Michelle Connors, enterprise and commercial manager in Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, reveals how the university is working with a commercial partner to future-proof skills in the automotive industry in an article first published by Insider Media. Automotive technology is developing at an unprecedented rate – and it is vital that manufacturers…