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  • The Progress Group appoint Charlotte Barton as Director of Learning Transformation May 14, 2021
    National education and training specialists, @ProgressGrp_Ltd, have appointed Charlotte Barton as their new Director of Learning Transformation. The role will see Charlotte draw on her extensive expertise to drive forward quality standards across the Group. Charlotte, who previously worked as a Safeguarding & Compliance Executive at Progress Schools – a subsidiary of The Progress Group, […]
  • The Sheffield College student wins a Nestlé Toque d’Or Grand Finals place May 14, 2021
    A @sheffcol student has won a place in the @NestleToquedor Grand Finals. Jessica Nicholson is one of 12 finalists in the prestigious national culinary competition and will compete in the front-of-house category. Jessica, 16, is completing a BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality and Events Management at the College’s City Campus, on Granville Road. She said: […]
  • Important government-supported partnership between Elemental Software and University of Salford to measure social prescribing impact May 14, 2021
    A new government-supported collaboration between the @SalfordUni and tech company @Its_Elemental is set to play an important role in shaping the future of social prescribing in the UK. The two organisations have been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant to help develop evidence of the impact of social prescribing on local communities. A KTP is a part […]
  • Award-winning college lecturer launches unique photography project May 14, 2021
    Having recently snapped up a regional award for his wedding photography, Bishop Auckland College (@bishopcollege) lecturer John Alderson is back in the headlines again after launching a unique project. For the North East Wedding Photographer of the Year 2020 is creating a one-off pictorial record of his beloved home town. In March 2020 he started […]
  • Innovative Alliance secure contract with HMP Risley to deliver Barbering programme May 14, 2021
    National Adult Education Training Provider, @IATraining_Liv (IA) have secured a 12-month contract with HMP Risley to deliver a Barbering Academy within the prison. The programme will see the training provider work with up to 80 learners providing a range of knowledge-based and skills-based learning opportunities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the barbering programme will initially utilise a range […]
  • Mindful Education celebrates double award win May 14, 2021
    In the space of just seven days, education technology company Mindful Education has won two awards for its blended learning professional courses delivered in partnership with UK colleges. The first award win came at the Learning Excellence Awards 2021 in the Design, Content Creation and Video category, with the judges commenting that: “The calibre of […]
  • SERC Lecturers Shortlisted for TES Award May 14, 2021
    A team of hospitality and catering Lecturers from South Eastern Regional College (@S_ERC) have been shortlisted for a Times Education Supplement (TES) FE Award 2021. The team of eight - Ruth Doherty, Sheena Hunt, Brian Magill, Tom McCluney, Paul Monaghan, Ian Thompson, Thomas Turley, led by Deputy Head of School, Paul Mercer – have been […]
  • Post-pandemic talent exodus could cost businesses up to £17 billion May 14, 2021
    Counting the Cost: How Businesses Risk a £17 billion Post Pandemic Talent Drain  Businesses may be sleepwalking towards a costly talent exodus, as four in 10 employees (38%) are looking to change roles in either the next six or 12 months. Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, 55% of 18-34-year-olds plan on leaving their current […]
  • Lecturer showcases photography in European pop-up exhibition May 14, 2021
    A Lecturer in Photography at Leeds Trinity University (@LeedsTrinity) is showcasing her photography as part of a European pop-up exhibition taking place in the Netherlands. Lecturer in Photography and professional photographer Verity Adriana is exhibiting her photographic works, Eat The Rich, in Maassluis, Netherlands, as part of an international exhibition Postcards from Great Britain organised by Shutter Hub. […]
  • Why is it important to have diversity in apprenticeships? #SkillsWorldLive 3.8 May 14, 2021
    Presenter, Tom Bewick, kicks off episode 8 of the #SkillsWorldLive Radio Show in a 1-2-1 interview with journalist, commentator, and author, David Goodhart. Following on from the 1-2-1 Tom speaks to Jo Maher, Principal & CEO at Loughborough College and Safaraz Ali, co-founder & Head of Pathway Group. In the final chat segment of the […]
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  • 70% of secondary school students admit to future career fear May 14, 2021
    The Careers after Covid report published (13 May) by @LaunchYourCareer, has revealed that 70% of secondary school students do not know or are unsure about what they want to do for a career when they leave school. Three quarters of students (78%) admitted they are worried about making the right choice of career. The report […]
  • UK's largest careers initiative opens to school-age students for the first time May 12, 2021
    @BrightNetwork, the leading platform that unites the next generation of bright talent with global employers and fast growth businesses, today reopens its popular Internship Experience UK programme – the nation’s largest virtual internship experience. Internship Experience UK will offer three-day virtual experiences for all students and graduates across the country to help them gain skills, […]
  • Grace Hopper Celebration brings research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront May 7, 2021
    The World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists Expands its Reach to Thousands in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa  Created in in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the AnitaB.org flagship event Grace Hopper Celebration brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. “We’re really […]
  • Countdown to apply for student finance in England May 6, 2021
    @SLCcomms is reminding new full time undergraduate students in England that they have just over two weeks left to apply for student finance before the deadline on 21 May. The deadline for returning students is 25 June. Applying before the deadline is the best way for students to ensure they have their finances in place for the […]
  • 16,500 young people have been placed into new roles, but will there be a Kickstart extension? April 28, 2021
    Youth Employment UK (@YEUK2012) were delighted to be given the opportunity to talk to Minister for Employment @MimsDavies MP about the departments response to the impact Covid has had on youth unemployment. The Minister shared that 195,000 Kickstart opportunities have been approved, 95,000 of which are live and 16,500 young people have been placed into […]
  • Brockenhurst College classical singer Will to make professional debut in online concert April 28, 2021
    Classical singer and @BrockCollege #ALevel Music student Will Gadd has landed his first paid gig performing in a special concert as part of Southampton’s Mayflower 400 celebrations. The 120-minute concert recorded at the University of Southampton’s Turner Sims Concert Hall was broadcast online on Friday 23 April at 7pm. Entitled Voyages of the Heart, the performance contains a […]
  • Global Environmental Sustainability Competition for Teenage Climate Activists April 19, 2021
    A $200,000 global environmental sustainability competition for young people launches today with the aim of unearthing great ideas and making them a reality. The Earth Prize is a global initiative that connects young people and schools with a worldwide eco-system of experts, university students, sustainability experts, and change-makers, to develop ideas into solutions that can […]
  • Children’s Commissioner launches biggest ever consultation with children in England as part of Beveridge-style report into post-Covid childhood April 18, 2021
    Dame @Rachel_deSouza and @MarcusRashford MBE call on children and young people to take part in ‘The Big Ask’  Millions of children and young people in England will be given the chance to set their priorities for Children’s Commissioner’s ‘Childhood Commission’. Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, is today (Monday), launching ‘The Big Ask’, […]
  • UWE Bristol and Skilled Education partnership to deliver digital and soft skills to 30,000 students and alumni April 13, 2021
    @UWEBristol is ranked second of all English universities for student satisfaction, is in the @Guardian’s top 25 universities and has the highest Gold ranking in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. They have built a strong reputation for employability and student outcomes but the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West CBE, said that the institution is not complacent: […]
  • The Apprenticeship Diversity and Social Mobility Forum returns next week April 6, 2021
    @isamutlib and @bameaaUK - Defining the roadmap for socio-economically disadvantaged communities out of deprivation and into positions which give individuals economic empowerment has long been discussed with thousands of initiatives rolled out.  Likewise with diversity and inclusivity of organisations. There’s not enough hours in the day to talk about how companies Globally lack diversity across all […]