Can we alleviate fuel poverty through non-traditional energy services?

Can non-traditional energy services and transactions provide a fair and flexible route towards alleviating fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions? Distinguished speakers, spanning several sectors of the energy system, joined the EnTraNTS and FlexiNET Team to deliver a conference addressing that very question. Contributions in the relevant literature and divisions of the industry, as highlightedRead more

Career’s Evening talk recap: Association of Business Psychology

On 7 March 2018, an Association for Business Psychology (ABP) Career’s Evening took place at Loughborough University. The aim of the event was to expose students (both undergrad and postgraduate) to the world of work as a Business Psychologist.   The evening kicked off with speaker and student registration, followed by a welcoming and introduction,Read more

Stewart Robinson: Simulation researchers and practitioners meet at the ‘Simulation Workshop’

The 19-21 March saw the 9th biennial Simulation Workshop, a conference run by the Operational Research Society.  Around 70 simulation academics and practitioners met for the three-day event at the Ettington Chase Hotel in Warwickshire.  The conference focuses on the latest developments and practice in discrete-event simulation, system dynamics, agent-based modelling and hybrid simulation. IRead more

David Roberts: Emotional engagement in large group lectures

Higher Education has been concerned with the matter of ‘engagement’ for some years now; I’ve blogged on this before, so I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. But in brief, student engagement can either be thought of as being concerned with academic content (the intellectual material we teach them); or ‘relational’ in nature (relationships betweenRead more

Huw Edwards: Should the UK remain in a Customs Union?

The debate over ‘what kind of Brexit?’ seems to be reaching an important tipping point, with the Labour party now joining with pro-European Tories and the Confederation of British Industry in recommending one particular form of ‘soft Brexit’: namely, that the UK should remain in a Customs Union (or something similar) with the European Union.Read more

Mark Butterick: HR and Employment Law Predictions for 2018

As life gets back to some kind of normality following the Christmas holidays it seems like a good time to take a look in to a crystal ball and consider the key HR and employment law themes that might influence workplaces and wider society the most during 2018. In some respects a perfect storm couldRead more

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