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Pathways to FoDOCS

NCUP would like to draw attention to this event on 8 March at King’s College London which will begin a month long celebration of women in STEMM subjects. NCUP has been at the forefront for many years of promoting female professors across all subjects.

Universities as charities

NCUP would like to draw your attention to an important book The University-Charity by Mary Synge.

Writing about her book in the HEPI blog, the author asks:

“On the website of nearly every university, you will find an explanation that the institution is a charity. But what does this mean, apart from generous tax advantages? And why are universities not generally talked about as charities, in the same way as, say, Oxfam or Macmillan Cancer Support?”
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David Evans to be awarded Fellowship

One of our members David T Evans OBE, Professor in Sexualities and Genders: Health and Well-being University of Greenwich is to be awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – ad eundem –(FFNMRCSI) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in December.

Roger Watson named in celebrated list by the Sigma Europe Region

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Report on ‘Innovation in Education – Interprofessional work: developing oral care and the health workforce for the future’

27-28th April 2023 at the University of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy report.

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The 2023 NCUP Annual Lecture

“Free Speech in UK Universities”
28 February 2023

Toby Young, a graduate of the University of Oxford, is an Associate Editor and regular columnist at The Spectator. He is also founder and Director of The Free Speech Union and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Sceptic. Prior to this he worked in a range of newspapers and magazines including Vanity Fair; his time in New York is recorded in his best-selling memoir How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and in the follow-up The Sound of One Hand Clapping. In 2011 he co-founded the West London Free School and established the Knowledge Schools Foundation Trust of which he remains a member. He is an avid supporter of Queens Park Rangers and records their exploits in his regular Substack blog The Pride of West London.
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UK professoriate 2022 report

Since the 1980s the number of UK university professors has grown five times from 4500 to 22,855. The professoriate remains predominantly White British and less than a third are female. However, little knowledge is available about what the UK professoriate does and if, for example, ethnicity and gender influence their roles. Towards that end, the National Conference of University Professors (NCUP) commissioned a survey of the UK professoriate in 2022 to which over 1000 professors responded.

The report was also covered in the Times Higher Education: ‘One in five UK professors promoted for their teaching – survey

You can read the report here.

Professor Alan Finnegan

Professor Alan Finnegan FNCUP of the University of Chester and former NCUP Council Member has recently been inducted into the Sigma Nursing International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. This is the highest international award for research in nursing.

NCUP President receives award

Roger Watson is the 2022 Recipient of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication. This is the highest Honor Bestowed by the International Academy of Nursing Editors. The award is made at the annual conference of International Academy of Nursing Editors in Nashville, USA.
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Two NCUP Council members receive awards

On awards to NCUJP members, of a medal by the Faculty of Dental Practice (UK) to Professor Ken Eaton and of an honorary degree by the University of Maribor, Slovenia, to Professor Roger Watson
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The 2021 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture

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Message from Baroness Perry

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Report on the 2020 annual Education Lecture

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