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  • How the COVID-19 pandemic might impact university finances July 5, 2020
    @EducationCovUK must back universities as @TheIFS report warns of financial difficulties  Universities face billions of pounds in lost income due to the Covid-19 crisis that will leave some struggling to survive warns a report released today (6 Jul). Responding to the analysis, from researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies funded by the Nuffield Foundation, […]
  • Is the integrity of the GCSE quality standard a barrier to progression for FE learners? July 4, 2020
    While the economic impact of Covid-19 has been felt acutely across the globe, research carried out by organisations such as the Resolution Foundation has demonstrated that it is our young people who will suffer most during the downturn, as employers cut jobs and apprenticeships in a bid to save money. The domino-effect of this employment […]
  • DfE Breakfast clubs extended over the summmer holiday July 3, 2020
    @educationgovuk @family_action @magic_breakfast - Children from 1,800 schools that have Breakfast Clubs to be entitled to free breakfast over the holidays Breakfast Clubs extended to support families over the summer holiday Builds on significant Government support package for families during the holidays Children from more than 1,800 schools in England who are currently part of […]
  • Comment on the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board sub-group report July 3, 2020
    @CollegesScot Comment on the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board Sub-Group Report Commenting on the report published by the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board sub-group on Measures to Mitigate the Labour Market Impacts from COVID-19 today (Friday), Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said: “We welcome this report which highlights the significant economic challenges that […]
  • The Future Hospitality Workforce: Team members will need to be trained in multiple areas July 3, 2020
    New research*, conducted with hospitality professionals by @HITTraining and HJUK, has found that over half of the industry is looking forward to, and excited to get back, to work. What’s more, in true-hospitality style, customer service remains at the forefront of the industry. Nearly three quarters (70%) of respondents believe that delivering customer service excellence, […]
  • Lancashire University project receives funding boost July 3, 2020
    A programme to help more young people in Lancashire start university has been handed a funding boost after being renewed until July 2021. Future U, which works to increase the numbers of young people in Lancashire attending higher education, has been extended for the next academic year, following an approval of funding by the Office […]
  • Managers Look To Government For Support in Retraining and Upskilling The Workforce July 3, 2020
    @cmi_managers - Managers Look To Government For Support in Retraining and Upskilling The Workforce New CMI findings reveal UK managers’ call for Government support beyond JRS - and potential solutions to the UK training gap. Employers should be offered support from Government to provide high-quality retraining and upskilling opportunities, say 90% of managers in a […]
  • Develop Training are back, bigger and better July 3, 2020
    @DevelopTraining is ready to ‘get back to business’ as they reopen on the 6th of July  Develop Training, one of the UK's leading accredited providers of Compliance, Technical, and Safety training, have announced it’s to reopen on Monday 6th July and is looking forward to getting ‘back to business’, with a whole host of measures […]
  • Lack of alternative transport for pupils undermines plans for separate "bubbles" in schools July 3, 2020
    Analysis from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst) highlights the challenge facing the government in maintaining "social bubbles" among school year groups and classes, as pupils return to school in September. The government announced plans for schools to socially separate large groups of pupils – including entire year groups in secondary schools – as part of its published guidance for reopening schools in […]
  • New mathematical principle used to prevent AI from making unethical decisions July 3, 2020
    Researchers from @WarwickUni @ImperialCollege London, @EPFL-en (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and businesses manage #Artificialintelligence (#AI) systems’ biases towards making #unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging, commercial choices. It may be necessary to rethink the way AI operates in very large strategy spaces, so that unethical outcomes […]
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  • Claiming exceptional costs associated with coronavirus for schools, academies, local authorities and multi academy trusts June 24, 2020
    Instructions on how to claim exceptional costs related to coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkR7-IOiLo Documents Exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) HTML Details This information provides instructions and a short video for schools, academies, local authorities and multi academy trusts on how to complete the online form to claim exceptional costs incurred over the period March to […]
  • London School of Economics experts debate China’s withdrawal from global economy June 23, 2020
    Experts from @LSEIDEAS The London School of Economics’ foreign policy think tank and no.1 ranked university affiliated think tank in the world, have discussed the likelihood and impact of China withdrawing from the world economy in a virtual debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbRc2SEt1qI Hosted by LSE IDEAS, chaired by LSE IDEAS Director Professor Michael Cox, and featuring LSE […]
  • Education Secretary's statement on the Government’s £1 billion Covid catch-up plan to tackle impact of lost teaching time June 22, 2020
    Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson on the Government’s £1 billion Covid catch-up plan to tackle impact of lost teaching time  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF21GEfAg8c This transcript is for the coronavirus statement delivered on 19 June2020: Welcome to today’s briefing from Downing Street. I’ll start with an update on the progress we’re making to beat the virus, before moving on to […]
  • Hugh Baird College Students’ film nominated for three awards June 19, 2020
    @HughBaird College’s A-level Film Studies student, Conor O’Neil, alongside brothers Matthew and John Reynolds, have recently been announced as finalists for ‘Best International Short’ at the Buenos Aires film festival and have been nominated for ‘Best Short’ at the Pinewood ‘Lift-off’ sessions and 'Flickfair' for their 2020 dark comedy short film, Blackbird. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkSYkdcyLxM In 2017 […]
  • APPRENTICES RETURN TO STUDIES AT BIRMINGHAM TECHNOLOGY HUB June 15, 2020
    The @MakeUK_ Technology Hub, has today (15 June) re-opened its doors to apprentices in Aston, Birmingham, as part of a phased approach with strict social distancing and safety measures in place.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5RKAv6nsAI Like all UK centres of training and education, the hub has been closed in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During lockdown, […]
  • South Devon College students, Jj Evans and Owen Price, become next pro players at Torquay United June 8, 2020
    Two students from South Devon College (@SDCollege), Jj Evans and Owen Price, have successfully become the latest additions to Torquay United Football Club’s (@TUFC1899) professional team. After making a number of promising appearances alongside the first-team during TUFC’s warm-up matches last July, Evans and Price continued to display their potential in both youth and reserve […]
  • Bath Spa University students ‘pull the strings’ with lockdown laughter show June 3, 2020
    Working virtually can be tricky during these testing times, but students from @BathSpaUni have come up with a reason to be cheerful. Students from the BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production degree course, in collaboration with performers from BA (Hons) Comedy, have created a new 30-minute comedy improvisation show titled ‘Pulling the Strings’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2kP5MZEXHM […]
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives an update on progress against each of the five tests May 28, 2020
    @BorisJohnson's press conference statement on the five tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WblfO5bKwWY Good evening, Before I set out our next steps in the fight against the coronavirus, let me update you on the latest data: 3,918,079 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 119,587 tests carried out yesterday; 269,127 people have tested positive, […]
  • Boris announces intention to go ahead with phased reopening of schools as planned on June 1st May 24, 2020
    Prime Minister @BorisJohnson made a statement at the daily coronavirus press conference on 24 May 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er09g2LdRmw Good afternoon. I want to begin by answering the big question that people have been asking in the last 48 hours. And that is – is this Government asking you - the people, the public, to do one […]
  • Leeds Sixth Form College music student sings key workers’ praises May 22, 2020
    A music student from @LeedsSixthForm @leedscitycoll has released a single which celebrates the efforts of key workers during this pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLna0jws_HI Wakefield-resident Charlotte Wilson has launched a new song ‘In My Dreams’, reflecting on the current lockdown and paying tribute to those who are working on the frontline. Following two previous singles, this song aims […]
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