Paul Sutton

UK

Another Step for Open Access in the UK

More good news here, better access to science journals. This will be most welcome, especially given if it is publicly funded research.

I have quoted the first paragraph from [1] and added the latter part of this which is a link to Science Mag as [2] in the links list.

The UK is already a leader in achieving open access for journal articles but have recently taken a further step. The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a major funder of UK research, has announced that starting in April 2022, researchers receiving support from their £8 billion annual fund [2]

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Sexual Harassment in the work place

Just completed another course with e-learning at work. This a really useful course, a lot to take in, but an essential topic. I would encourage EVERYONE to undertake this training, then hold your employer to account. In the light of everyone's invited I would encourage Parent / Guardians to do the same, so that schools can be held to account too.

The third case study is very disturbing for another reason. Nothing was mentioned about those staff members (inc the headteacher) being struck off from teaching given what happened. You need to do the course to find out more.

This course will start by defining sexual harassment and explaining how protection comes from both employment law and criminal law. You'll see from workplace statistics how widespread and serious the problem is, and how the management response to concerns raised is often poor or non-existent. It also addresses how allegations should be handled, explains the importance of having clear and robust policies and the role line managers tend to take when it comes to dealing with these situations. The course also covers investigation from the employer's perspective, the role of employment tribunals, and concludes with some case studies that will give further insight into what constitutes harassment and the outcome of cases where the businesses did not act appropriately to deal with this behaviour.

Certificate

Sexual Harassment Certificate

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#CPD,#SexualHarassment,#WorkPlace,#Law,#UK,#ELearningAtWork, #Training

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine. 

Big push to get everyone vaccinated

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Physics on the curriculum

Just been looking through my Physics world [1] article archive and came across this from August 2020 [2]. This is looking at how Physics is taught, the lack of recent discoveries included in the curriculum and how this could be linked to a lower interest in studying Physics further.

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#Science,#Physics,#Education,#UK,#Curriculum

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National Living Wage

From April 1st 2021 the UK minimum and Living wage, increases as follows :-

April 2021

**23 and over : ** £8.91 **21 to 22 : ** £8.36 **18 to 20 : ** £6.56
**Under 18 : ** £4.62 **Apprentice : ** £4.30

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Promoting Torbay

I have set up an account on Mastodon (https://mastodon.org.uk) in order to help promote Torbay in South Devon, UK and what is has to offer.

  • Follow this account: @TorbayUK@mastodon.org.uk

This is a small project, I am not getting paid to do this, but hopefully, in undertaking this I am able to demonstrate initiative and other useful skills.

I will be adding photos and information / links to local attractions, etc.

Hopefully see if the local Tourist board will look in to getting on the Fediverse more formally, to help promote.

As the UK is in another Covid19 lockdown, to avoid yet another holiday season being written off, The cost to the local economy, if this happens, will be catastrophic. Why not take the time to explore as many ways to promote the local area and business as possible.

One way to get the fediverse to grow is to perhaps have accounts such as this, as it gives people a reason to join as there is something interesting to follow.

#YearOfTheFediverse,#Tourism,#Torbay,#Devon,#UK

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COVID 19 TIER ALERT LEVEL

The UK government has announced restrictions and alert levels each area will go in to after coming out of the national lock down on December 2nd. These depend on the regional cases and alert levels.

It looks like Torbay is in

Please also see

  • Torbay page for local updates and restrictions.

#UK,#Torbay,#covid19,#alert,#level,#restrictions,

Why social distancing matters

Found this on Twitter so sharing

social distancing

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Isolation and Mental Health

Found this on Twitter so sharing

covid19

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STAY AT HOME

UK Government graphic to help avoid the spread of CoronaVirus (Covid-19)

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