Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Purpose of the Careers Service?

I've been giving some thought lately to the purpose of careers services. I'm not claiming this is exhaustive or can't be improved on, and clearly it's an over-simplification, but here's a first stab. Fundamentally I think it's about generating a 'push' from students and a 'pull' from employers. I'm really interested in comments from students, employers and other careers service professionals (or anyone else for that matter).

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Google Docs is getting better for long docs

3 years ago I blogged about Google docs not so good for long docs? Whilst I love Google Docs (collaboration, history, web access, stability etc. etc.) there are certain long document features that it doesn't have that MS Word does - and when I'm working on a long document I miss them. Well, since coming to University of Bristol where they have Google Apps I've been using Google Drive, and in particular Google Docs, much more. And consequently, having barely having had to even open a MS Office document since I've arrived I love Google Drive even more (especially the Google Drive apps for iPhone/iPad). And to make it even better I've just stumbled across Add-ons for Google Docs - one of which is a Table of Contents add-on - which, oddly, doesn't fix the TOC page number problem but does fix the mult-level lists problem nicely.