IfL remains committed to its goals for 2010-11 as laid out in our 2009-10 Impact Review. Negative and childish comments on this and on other social media sites will not deflect us from our objectives as we seek to empower teachers and trainers in the the FE and Skills sector to be the best they can be in everything they do in the challenging months and years ahead. IfL remains committed to recognizing the importance of Continuing Professional Development. Members' annual declarations of 30 hours CPD will remain central to our vision and this is why we are increasing the number of hours you have to declare to 100 from 2013. We are aware, however, that many members perceive the CPD declaration process as something of a 'one way street' and we are concerned to bring CPD to our members in a variety of innovative ways in future months. To help achieve this objective I am pleased to announce that in partnership with various participating colleges we will, from 2013, be rolling out the IfL Journal of Training and Learning (IfLJTL), a twice-yearly peer-viewed journal dedicated to cutting-edge educational research within the education and skills sector. To help us get the ball rolling we will be investing approximately £1,000,000 in funding world class research. Recognizing - belatedly, perhaps - that the old VAK 'preferred learning' styles research has now been comprehensively discredited, IfL is using part of the initial £1,000,000 outlay to fund studies into viable alternatives and intends to publish the results in the first issue of the IfLJTL. Taking our cue from recent Japanese research that has shown a clear correlation between blood groups and learning styles we have already given grants and bursaries of up to £100,000 to fund research into the viability of 'importing' this research into the Lifelong Learning Sector. In similar vein (and taking our cue from the groundbreaking research of the late Michel Gauquelin in France) additional research grants have been awarded to fund the exploration of the influence of astrological factors on both learning styles and educational attainment. These are exciting areas and promise to be significant improvements on the old 'VAK' system (which was, if nothing else, a testament to how easy it is to sell pseudo-science and psychobabble to gullible managers in education who aren't smart enough to know any better). As we promised in the last Impact Review, the IfL mobile library will be visiting FE and sixth-form colleges throughout the 2011-2012 academic year and we intend to give IfL members the opportunity to contribute to this exciting research when the 'Big Book Bus' visits: either by donating a blood sample or by having their horoscopes read. Please make sure that you have eaten before you visit the bus and that you have your date and time of birth to hand (if known). IfL continues to give value for money and to work constructively with all members on their continuing professional development. We welcome comments on these and other initiatives as laid down in our Impact Review. We also welcome suggestions for research areas that we might include in future editions of our exciting new journal.