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Sarah Fry

Sarah Fry
Head of Membership and Marketing at IQ

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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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CPD best practice from IQ

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

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products sector for more than 100 years. Lifelong learning is at the heart of IQ, which is why, like many professional organisations, it encourages members to actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD).

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How IQ Branches Continue to Connect

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, CPD, IQ Community

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The turbulence of the past nine months has inspired the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and its regional branches to adapt and adopt new technologies to continue to connect with over 3,500 members, delivering regular virtual networking opportunities and providing online access to continuing professional development (CPD).

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A Helping Hand from IQ

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Community, IQBF

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There’s no denying that the global pandemic has significantly disrupted lives in many ways. According to analysis from the Centre for Mental Health, at least half a million more people in the UK may experience mental ill health as a result of COVID-19.

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