Emma Leech, Director of Marketing and Communications at Nottingham Trent University, former President and current Vice-President of CIPR joins us for this episode of Disrupting The Degree. We discuss the importance of positive PR for brand, managing crisis communication effectively and how she's created high performing marketing and communication teams.
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33:55In this episode we’re joined by Ed Fidoe, Chief Executive at the London Interdisciplinary School. LIS a brand-new university with its own degree awarding powers. It’s launching in September 2021 and has attracted academics from prestigious universities including Oxford, Harvard, UCL and LSE. They have developed the UK's first interdisciplinary degree. Focusing on interdisciplinary problems and methods, rather than specialising in one subject. Ed talks about their focus on extraordinary teaching, teaching design, their alternative admissions process and how they planned a brand new university.
14. Distance learning and innovation with the University of London - Angela Sexton
29:43In this episode of disrupting the degree, we’re joined by Angela Sexton, Head of Marketing Innovation and Development at the University of London and former Head of Marketing and Communications for the British Council. We discuss the University of London's non-traditional approach to higher education, marketing non-campus-based provision, international recruitment and big tech in HE.
13. Positive PR and crisis comms with Emma Leech
37:09Emma Leech, Director of Marketing and Communications at Nottingham Trent University, former President and current Vice-President of CIPR joins us for this episode of Disrupting The Degree. We discuss the importance of positive PR for brand, managing crisis communication effectively and how she's created high performing marketing and communication teams.
12. Building UCL’s world-leading brand, with Collette Lux
26:54We're joined by Collette Lux, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at UCL (University College London). We discuss the importance of branding for universities, the process she uses for defining a brand and the inspiration she takes from outside of the education sector. We talk about her career in brand marketing, from Unilever to the BBC and then to higher education.
11. The forward thinking vision of UAE's largest university, with CEO Dr Abdullatif AlShamsi
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10. Communication, empathy and authenticity in higher education
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9. Connecting learners with employers - Facebook's partnership with Coursera, with Nicole Goldstein
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8. Digitalisation vs digital transformation with Cameron Mirza
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7. Brand, differentiation and high performing teams with Martyn Edwards
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6. Fire, fever and freshers - Clearing 2020 at Swansea University, with Rebecca Lever
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