• How to write a successful design brief

    How to write a successful design brief

    Oriel Square’s Design Manager Rebekkah Hughes shares her top tips for writing successful design briefs in five simple steps.

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  • Why representation matters

    Why representation matters

    What does it mean to have authentic representation and why is it important for educational publishing?

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  • Reading tips

    Reading tips

    1. Read what you want Whether it’s short stories or a novel, reading should be whatever you enjoy. It doesn’t matter what you read, reading what you enjoy is a great start. If a book doesn’t entice you, it’s okay. Keep trying until you find a genre that you enjoy. 2. Get comfortable Finding the […]

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  • Get into Primary English publishing

    Get into Primary English publishing

    Many publishers start their journey with a love of reading, but few end up working on books that might be the very first book that a child reads for themselves. Editorial Manager Liz explains her love of Primary English publishing and shares what she’s learnt in ten years in the industry.

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  • Hybrid collaboration in the workplace and the classroom

    Hybrid collaboration in the workplace and the classroom

    Whether for educational purposes, work, art, culture or social life, a period of experimentation with hybrid collaboration approaches.

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  • Making it work: online professional learning

    Making it work: online professional learning

    The shift to online has meant a surge in demand for eLearning from schools, charities, professional organisations, and businesses alike. Not only has demand shot up, but eLearning is now more accessible than ever thanks to innovative learning platforms that can flex to different learning and delivery requirements.

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  • Internship diary: Going remote with Oriel Square

    Internship diary: Going remote with Oriel Square

    Thanks to Oxford University Careers and Santander UK’s internship scheme, our first intern joined Oriel Square this summer for an 8-week paid internship. Ben is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Oxford with a keen interest in education policy.

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  • How to streamline your project management (free template)

    How to streamline your project management (free template)

    Ever wondered how to save time when giving project updates to your team or manager? Or, are you looking for a way to roll a project update and meeting agenda into one concise document? Maybe you want a less formal way to document project risks… Our project bulletin template can help!

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  • Using agile principles to deliver a publishing project

    Using agile principles to deliver a publishing project

    In 2018, Amy was leading on the development of a brand new maths programme at a UK-based global education company. In this article, she explains how Oriel Square helped her use agile principles to develop, articulate and deploy new processes to deliver a key publishing project.

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  • Online engagement and the human element

    Online engagement and the human element

    Oriel Square Director Sam Derby reflects on a rapid period of learning and development in the world of online training and facilitation.

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  • Agile principles in practice

    Agile principles in practice

    This short article outlines why at Oriel Square we use the manifesto and principles of agile to inform best practice in project leadership and personal effectiveness.

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