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Celebrating the Industry and Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Leadership, Industry, University of Derby, Networking, Careers, IQ Community

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It has been over two years since the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) held its last prestigious Fellows Lunch and Student Awards in-person event. That’s two years since senior industry figures were able to get together and network face-to-face and two years since high-achieving students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products received public praise for their outstanding achievements.

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#WorldSoilDay: IQ Publishes Updated ‘Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings’

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Environment, Minerals, Standards and Professionalism, Health and Safety

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Improved CPD Reporting for IQ Members

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update

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Studies show that people remember only 20% of what they read but 80% of what they see[1]. The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has now introduced new reporting tools for members to quickly analyse their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

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Safeguarding Soil Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, Environment

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New Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings

The focus of current UK Government policy in England, as set out in its 25 Year Environmental Plan (DEFRA, 2018), is to safeguard all soil resources (as Natural Capital, DEFRA, 2021). These policies are to be followed by the mineral extraction industry and regulated by the planning authorities. By 2030 all soils are to be managed sustainably.

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Spotlight on IQ Student Award Winners: Where are they now?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2021 8:10:19 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, University of Derby, Careers

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Over the years, the annual Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Student Awards have recognised the exceptional achievements of countless individuals committed to improving their knowledge at the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development. But the awards are just part of the story. So where are some of these award winners now?

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Select Personalised Professional Development

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has launched a new suite of tailored online e-learning programmes available to members and non-members, providing a flexible and innovative approach to continuing professional development (CPD).

IQ CPD Select Series comprises a unique choice of assessed bitesize e-learning modules and units. The four tier approach to CPD features training and qualifications that are recognised globally and accessed online locally.

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Shape the future direction of our industry with IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, Membership

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For more than 100 years, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products and quarrying industries.

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Enhance your career with new educational programmes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in University of Derby, Careers

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ), along with several respected industry professionals and organisations, has taken a key role in leading a major 18-month project to update the overarching course curriculum at the University of Derby Centre for Minerals Products.

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Boost Your Career and Our Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, Membership, IQ Community

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Getting the Most Out of IQ Membership

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has over 2,800 UK members, representing all aspects of the minerals extractive and quarrying industries from health and safety to geology, explosives and sustainability.

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Benefits of upgrading your IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Membership

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In the UK there are hundreds of professional membership bodies covering areas of work including finance, engineering, construction, health, law, journalism, personnel and management. These professional organisations are normally an association or institute, which people with the appropriate background, experience or qualifications can join. What can you gain by joining such a body? Is it worth the money? Will it help your job search?

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