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March 30, 2001

NEWS
Fit for work: Hefce publishes the first employability indicators. Social inclusion: the Scottish university principals' pledge card

FEATURES
Noreena Hertz asks whether exercising our democratic right is in danger of becoming a meaningless gesture

BOOKS
Celebrating the ephemeral: Nigel Barley reviews The Postcard Century by Tom Phillips. Focus: philosophy and environment

RESEARCH
French step up BSE research

TEACHING
How to give the OU a continental feel

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