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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Why should anybody outside of university walls care about the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) awards?

What’s the point of TEF? Many universities will be making some noise about their TEF results, announced recently, and quite rightly so. We certainly are – in our first TEF award we got Silver!

Making education accessible to everyone: The #AugurReview has much to commend it

The recent HEPI Annual Conference (13 June), covered a lot of topics including the Augur Review of post-18 education, funding and how universities can ‘future-proof’.

Using Apprenticeships To #BlazeATrail For Promoting Diversity

Apprenticeship Week is all about promoting different routes into careers. Apprenticeships have the advantage of being able to be tailored to an employer and the roles they need fill, as well as offering ‘earn while you learn’ benefits to apprentices.


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