The Careers Research and Advisory Centre announced a consultation on their new Researcher Development Framework back in early November (or thereabouts). I have been meaning to take a closer look at it, as competency frameworks are part of the area we at OdinLab are interested in, and because, as a researcher, it is interesting to know where I stand in the field (near, I have to say, the muddy corner where the cattle tend to gather...)
This comprises 3 subdomains.
1.1 Knowledge base
1.2 Cognitive skills
On the 30th November, an email was forwarded from our 'Clean and Green' team, which pointed to a rather shocking expenditure of £3,500 on electricity on Christmas Day last year. I assume almost nobody was working on campus, that there weren't any major displays of Christmas lights, and that most lights were not left on.
It occurred to me to think about how much power our "Thames Blue" IBM blade center (sic) consumes, and how much of that figure might relate to that, thanks to Karsten who mentioned the subject.