Articles from The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Why university is not the only route to a great education

As the Associate Dean of the University College at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, some might wonder why I’ve come out so strongly in defence of apprenticeships (FENews, 14 June).

In defence of apprenticeships... Degree Apprenticeships up 594%

Hema Tank, Associate Dean at The London Institute of Banking & Finance which provides degree-level apprenticeships in the finance sector, gives her thoughts on the open letter on the apprenticeship levy signed by business leaders, apprenticeship providers, Skills Minister Anne Milton and Institute for Apprenticeships chief executive Sir Gerry Berragan.

How to give your graduates an edge in the jobs market

One of the key decisions for anyone considering university is whether to opt for an academic or vocational degree. This is easier if you know what you want to do with your life – say, heart surgery or investment banking – or if you have a passion for a specialist subject like Anglo-Saxon poetry. However, vocational degrees offer another distinct advantage – one that needs to be factored into any decision: they prepare students for the world of work.  

How we should be supporting our students?

Covid-19 is having a huge impact on every aspect of higher education and university life. It has put a strain on our resources, is testing the creativity of staff, has made the future a good deal less certain and threatens the health and wellbeing of both staff and students.  

Apprenticeships: Fire up your thinking and #LookBeyond

With all the excitement of National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2020 behind us, how do we change the sometimes narrow thinking around apprenticeships? Cognitive bias means we often fail to think broadly and clearly about the best options available and so miss out on great opportunities such as degree apprenticeships, says Hema Tank

Helping graduates transition from university life to working life

September saw us hold our annual graduation ceremony – a day of celebration and relief for most students! But what happens next? After graduation, some students get caught up in post-graduation blues and panic about what lies ahead. Until now, their lives have had structured routine. They’ve known where they need to be and what they’re working towards. And they’ve been surrounded by friends who are in the same boat.

Apprenticeships: How Do Employers Get Started?

Apprenticeships are for anyone – young or old – who wants to make a start or change in their career. And they’re a great vehicle for upskilling staff, especially if your organisation is already paying the Apprenticeships Levy.

The London Institute of Banking & Finance welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (@StudyLIBF) has become the latest university to be welcomed into the @CFAinstitute University Affiliation Program  Students of the BSc Banking and Finance and the BSc Finance, Investment and Risk are taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program. 

Financial education 5 years on: It’s still not adding up for students

Financial education in schools should be a standalone subject Five years after its introduction onto the national curriculum, students still say they are not getting enough access to a comprehensive financial education and that they worry about money.

Robots will never replace teachers: But teachers who use #EdTech effectively will replace those who do not

The digital learning experience – are we on the right track? Education has to adapt to the increasing presence of technology in our classrooms and lecture halls, but, says Hema Tank of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, digital learning offers us opportunities as well as challenges:

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