Archive for December, 2008

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Ten ways to use LinkedIn

18 December, 2008

When Guy Kawasaki blogged about the Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, LinkedIn had 8.5 million users in 130 industries. Since then we’ve grown to over 12 million users covering 147 industries, but many of Guy’s suggestions on using LinkedIn (see below), still remain a great way for professionals to strengthen their online brand reputation and leverage their professional network. Happy Reading!

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Cloth Kits – Trellick Skirt design

12 December, 2008

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Eau de Nil Trellick Skirt

Designed exclusively for Clothkits by People Will Always Need Plates.

The heritage of Clothkits spans 40 years, having been originally set up in 1968 by Anne Kennedy.  After a period of hibernation the Sussex based firm have returned with a fresh new collection of gorgeous outfits for you to cut and sew at home. Clothkits make it easy for you to make beautiful quality, well designed clothes without the fuss of paper patterns.

http://www.clothkits.co.uk

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South Coast Design Forum

12 December, 2008

The SCDF is a non-profit organisation run for and by designers and creatives from all disciplines.

What is the SCDF?

Its aims are simple, but potentially far reaching:

  • To provide support, awareness and network channels for the South Coast as an area rich in designers, architects and creatives of all kinds.
  • To generate an authoritative and respected body whose skills are recognised and called upon by local authorities and business.
  • To provide strong links with education establishments to further raise standards and help create jobs for graduates and students.
  • To highlight these skills through the running of competitions and exhibitions.
  • To generally raise the awareness and expectations of the South Coast, to turn it about to face the future, whilst acknowledging the historical context of time and place.
  • To find local and regional solutions to improving the built environment, to incorporate new housing and businesses in a sustainable manner.
  • To look at the wider implications of climate change and energy decline, to seek solutions that provide viable and sustainable methods of working and living.

http://www.scdf.org.uk/

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Employer Engagement Conference

12 December, 2008

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Employer engagement is now regarded as an integral element of the student experience in Higher Education, and the aim of this ‘swap-shop’ is to showcase examples of best practice in using employer engagement to enhance learning and teaching.

The focus of the event is on the demonstrable utilisation of employer engagement in indicative areas such as learning and teaching, module design, work placement, work-based learning, guest speakers, research and consultancy, and assessment.

The aim is to showcase a range of practical examples and therefore sessions will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes. A provisional programme for the conference is outlined below.

http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/swapshop/

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Sculpture purchases are VAT free

1 December, 2008
(c) Cass Sculpture park

(c) Cass Sculpture park

Due to the challenging economic climate, the Cass Sculpture Foundation is pleased to announce that it will not be charging VAT on purchases of monumental sculpture and maquettes made during the coming winter months, until the Foundation re-opens to the public in April 2009.

The Foundation is open by appointment throughout the winter months, and private visits can be arranged to view the pieces currently for sale on the grounds by contacting one of our staff members.

Monumental sculptures from artists such as Tony Cragg, Bill Woodrow and Eduardo Paolozzi are examples of the pieces which are currently available under this new scheme. Additionally, VAT will not be applicable on purchases of maquettes by artists such as Eilís O’Connell, Sean Henry and Zadok Ben-David available through our online boutique.