• Students want fines for peers, single use plastics ban and limits on annual flights June 14, 2021
        Students Call For Stronger Action On Climate Change – Including Campus Bans On Single-use Plastics, Fines For Peers And Annual Limits On Flights New research shows that students are more concerned about climate change than any other issue in 2021 – including COVID-19 Just 18% are happy with the UK government’s approach to the […]
  • Sector Response to the Early Years Alliance report on early years education funding June 14, 2021
    @TulipSiddiq, @PaulWhiteman6, @cyclingkev, @AnntoinetteBra1 Sector response to the @EYAlliance report on Early Years funding Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years,  responding to the release by the Early Years Alliance  of private government documents showing that Ministers knew that underfunding early years would mean higher childcare costs for parents, said:  “These shocking findings confirm the Conservatives’ […]
  • Damehood for Professor Helen Atkinson in the Queen’s Birthday Honours June 14, 2021
    Cranfield University’s (@CranfieldUni) Professor Dame Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 for services to engineering and education. Professor Atkinson joined Cranfield University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the School of Aerospace, Transport Systems and Manufacturing in September 2017. She was made CBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours 2014 and […]
  • David Forbes-nixon, Founder Of The DFN Charitable Foundation And Co-founder Of Stepping Stones School At Undershaw, Is Honoured In Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 14, 2021
    David Forbes-Nixon, the co-founder of Stepping Stones School at Undershaw for children with special educational needs and founder of DFN Foundation and DFN Project SEARCH which helps those with special needs secure long-term employment, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s June Honours List. David Forbes-Nixon is accepting this award on behalf of everyone […]
  • Barnsley College is leading the way in Sport June 14, 2021
    @BarnsleyCollege is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative. The Sport England-backed programme provides young sportspeople with the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits, follow other interests and further their personal development. By formally recognising an institution’s […]
  • Health Profession students support Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust initiative June 14, 2021
    Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) has teamed up with the ‘How Are You?’ team at Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to pilot the H.A.Y Ambassador roles (@HAYCambsPboro), which have been created to support the new mental wellbeing project being delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Access to Higher Education: Health Professions students, Teigan Price and […]
  • Strike ballots open today at colleges across England June 14, 2021
    Strikes at eleven colleges in England could be on the cards as industrial action ballots opened today (Monday) for members of the University and College Union (@UCU). Ten ballots are over pay. A separate ballot at Capital City College Group is over pay, working conditions, and compulsory redundancies. The ballots close on Wednesday 14 July. […]
  • 84% of Gen Z employees feel ignored by benefits packages June 14, 2021
    9 in 10 young graduates state that employee benefits play a key role in attracting them to a company  Companies ignore them at their peril - job perks are increasingly a top priority for top young talent choosing where to work. Data from a recent study reveals that the UK’s company benefit schemes are ignoring […]
  • EdTech consultancy supports SEED Initiative for Eating Disorders with Technology June 14, 2021
    @DataArt, a global software engineering firm, today announced that it has joined forces with The Wisdom Partnership, a full-service #EdTech consultancy, to build a new learning platform for SEED, a UK-based charity offering support services for those suffering from Eating Disorders. The first joint act under the agreement will provide technical and marketing support to […]
  • Former BCU Head of Wellbeing head awarded MBE for student support during pandemic June 14, 2021
    A Mental Health Mentor and former Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham City University (@BCU_Global) has been awarded with an MBE for her work around student support during the Covid-19 pandemic. Karin Qureshi, who oversaw the department between 2014 and 2020, was included in the most recent Queen’s Birthday Honours ‘for services to […]
  • The Education and Training Foundation pilots new Essential Digital Skills game June 3, 2021
    The Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) has released a new online game designed to test teachers’ and trainers’ Essential Digital Skills. The game, called DigiVille, will form part of the ETF’s Essential Digital Skills CPD Programme which supports both practitioners and managers in the FE and Training sector to roll out Essential Digital Skills qualifications […]
  • Students in England should still apply for student finance even though the deadline has passed May 27, 2021
    New students can still apply for @SLCcomms student finance even though the deadline has passed  The deadline for new full-time undergraduate students in England to apply for student finance passed last Friday. As anticipated, we have seen an incredibly strong demand for our service with application levels reaching record highs. Our team are now hard […]
  • ”Stupid” decision by Prime Minister to “pick a fight with Marcus Rashford” over free school meals says Dominic Cummings May 27, 2021
    Speaking in Westminster yesterday (26 May) former Special Adviser to Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings (@Dominic2306), told @BorisJohnson that he shouldn't 'pick a fight with Marcus Rashford over school meals'. In response to Dominic Cummings statement about the ”stupid” decision by the Prime Minister to “pick a fight with Marcus Rashford” over free school meals, Tulip Siddiq MP, […]
  • Taking Teaching Further To Encourage Collaboration Between Industry And Education May 26, 2021
    Taking Teaching Further programme - 550 places available for 2021 to 2022 academic year  Taking Teaching Further (TTF) is a programme that supports further education (FE) providers to recruit experienced professionals from industry and business into FE teaching roles, covering the costs for new recruits to undertake training while they work at the FE provider. It is delivered on behalf […]
  • Video series launches to help the mental health of students, teachers and parents May 26, 2021
    YouTube series to help students, teachers and parents  A mental health expert and comedienne has launched a new Sunday night YouTube series to help students, parents and teachers. Entitled Tip of the Week, the two minute video series, which is free, launched at the weekend and will run every Sunday night for the foreseeable future. […]
  • 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 flagship event Grace Hopper Celebration brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. “We’re really […]
  • 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 […]