The university is pleased to appoint young carr from south africa as honorary member of the Board of Quality Standard (BQS). Dr. Young carr is a doctoral fellow of the institute of chartered profession and also a chartered manager with the chartered management institute UK. He is a formal student from the University of Cambridge and also a graduate from Ballsbridge University. He is a senior lectural of marketing at ballsbridege.
The university also appoint Dr. ravishankar N.S as the honorary member of the board of governors for India and Asia. He is a graduate of the university of mysore in india and also a graduate from ballsbridge.
We are pleased to inform you that the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) has launched a new web portal (as a pilot project) called United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) to share knowledge and good practices among social development professionals worldwide on ageing, civil society, cooperatives, disability, employment, family, indigenous peoples, poverty, social integration, technology and youth. UNSDN is also uniquely positioned to disseminate information and knowledge produced by the United Nations system in the area of social development, particularly on the three core issues of poverty eradication, employment generation and social integration. UNSDN will act as a major interface between DESA and its partners working in the areas of social development. DESA intends to strengthen its relationships with its partners involved in advancing the global social development agenda.
There is an increasing awareness that knowledge is central to all development efforts as it empowers social actors to find appropriate solutions to their own challenges. By sharing knowledge, the portal aims to assist Member States in the development of policies and practices that promote the goals of the World Summit for Social Development.
We, therefore, invite you to visit the portal and explore how you can contribute to it and engage effectively with DSPD-DESA and the United Nations system as a whole. We want to strengthen our partnership and deliver together on our global commitments. To that end, we very much look forward to your suggestions, feedback and recommendations on the use of this portal and the way forward.
By working together, we can build more prosperous societies and a more just, equitable and sustainable world!
The portal can be accessed at: http://www.unsdn.org.
Civil Society and Outreach Unit (CSOU)
Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN): http://unsdn.org
New chair of commonwealth foundation
Sir Anand Satyanand appointed Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, HE Kamalesh Sharma, today announced The Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand from New Zealand as Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation. Appointed by Heads of Government, Sir Satyanand will serve an initial term of up to two years.
Sir Satyanand served as Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006-2011 having previously completed two five-year terms as one of New Zealand’s Parliamentary Ombudsmen.
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BELMAS ACADEMIC MEETING
Research Interest Group: Governing and Governance in EducationFriday 17th May 2013 - Institute of Education, University of London
You are warmly invited to the next meeting of the BELMAS RIG in Governing and Governance in Education which will take place on Friday 17 May 2013 and will be held in the Main Building of the Institute of Education - 20 Bedford Way, IOE, University of London - Russell Square is the nearest tube.
The meeting will start at 11.00am and conclude at 3.00pm. There will be light refreshments provided at lunchtime.
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NEW SOCIAL COUNCIL PRESIDENT
New ECOSOC President elected Ambassador Néstor Osorio of Colombia was elected to serve as President of the Economic and Social Council on 28 January. DESA's Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo thanked the outgoing President, Miloš Koterec and congratulated Mr. Osorio on his new role, stating that the Colombian's leadership came during a period of transition crucial for the future of the planet. Read More
EQAVET NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE IN OFFICE
Please find enclosed the sixth issue of the EQAVET Newsletter and the “EQAVET Promotion and Knowledge Management Unit” supplement.
The copy of the EQAVET news letter is available at the BQS/University office
Professor Rowena Murray, Professor in Education, Director of Research University of the West of Scotland, Ayr
This session will introduce a practical strategy that can help academic writers start and develop a writing project. Writing to prompts - in several forms - is a strategy described in two books, Writing for Academic Journals and How to Write a Thesis. At this workshop participants will be asked to try this strategy, discuss it and reflect on its potential uses in their own writings.
Rowena Murray worked in the Centre for Academic Practice at Strathclyde University for 15 years and is now Reader and Associate Dean (Research) in the Education Faculty. She supervises PhDs and runs workshops, courses and consultancies on academic writing. Her research has been funded by the British Academy and Nuffield Foundation. She publishes books and articles on academic writing, including How to Write a Thesis and Writing for Academic Journals. She is editor of a series on higher education, beginning with The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2009) and co-authored a book on research supervision (2009).
Event booking details
To reserve a place at any of these seminars please register at http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/or telephone +44 (0) 207 427 2350. SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is £25 up until 31 July and £45 from 1 August. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £45 fee for non-attendance will be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.