Last week was moving week for Linking London! We boxed up all our resources and headed over to Tavistock Square, where we now reside on the 4th floor of the BMA (100 stairs up – I counted when the lift broke). We are now firmly settled in, and have a lovely view from our window, as you can see in the photo below.
In more good news this week our Director Sue welcomed Brunel University into the partnership. We now have a grand total of 42 members as we approach a decade of successful partnership this September.
Planning for our 10 year anniversary celebration is going full steam ahead; the RSVP’s are filling our inboxes, and both the evening entertainment and anniversary brochure are very nearly finalised. Senate House here we come!
Even with moving office to contend with, we still found time for plenty of partnership work. As well as our monthly team meeting, planning is very much underway for events for the forthcoming academic year. Deputy Director Andrew and I have been busy, both updating old resources, and creating new ones, to share with the partners upon completion. These include an Adviser Guide, an Access Guide to Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health, and an ICT guide for advisers.
Our NNCO Project Officer Emily is very pleased to announce the new date for the postponed NNCO Conference – the event will now be held on Monday the 17th October, and more details will follow shortly on the website. In the meantime, as well as orchestrating the timetable for the forthcoming conference, Emily is planning a subject specific ICT event for the autumn term. Work continues on our HECAIL website, and we hope to populate it with many more resources over the summer months. We are particularly proud of our interactive map, which marks all providers of HE in the London area, and allows users to filter the map view by course, subject, and location.
On a final note, our office manager Stuart is on holiday this week, hoping to spend some quality time with his cat Maude! While he enjoys the (mostly) sunny weather I shall be manning the fort, and responding to all your enquiries.
That’s all the Linking London news for now, more next Monday from me and the team.