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Professor Jennifer Rubin appointed to Industrial Strategy Council

Professor Jennifer Rubin has been appointed to the independent Industrial Strategy Council. The Council met on 1 November 2018 for the first time. 

DHL UK Foundation invests £1.8 million in the education and employability of young people

Freeing up time to teach: We need to address teacher workloads by getting rid of wasteful and costly processes

Improving school infrastructure to boost contact time Many teachers are unable to spend as much time actually teaching as they’d like to. The proliferation of private tuition has again brought this issue to the forefront, with recent research from the Sutton Trust revealing that nearly a quarter of British secondary school pupils receive private tuition outside of the school curriculum.

UCU warns: Strikes are on the cards after colleges refuse to increase pay

Colleges are facing potential disruption in the new year after the University and College Union (UCU) accused employers of a “breach of faith” over pay and said it would consult members over strike action.

Jaguar Land Rover encourages more girls into #STEM subjects #INWED19

Today is #InternationalWomenInEngineeringDay and at Jaguar Land Rover we want to continue to inspire the engineers of tomorrow. #INWED19 pic.twitter.com/AOpi8fXb6s

#MeToo in the FE sector?

A recent Radio 4 documentary, File on 4 (17 September 2019), has highlighted the scale of the problem of sexual misconduct in universities. The investigators making that programme sent a Freedom of Information Act request to 157 universities, and received 124 replies. These 124 universities told the BBC they recorded 1,436 allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence against students in 2018-19, up from 476 in 2016-17.

BBFC Launch GCSE and A Level Media Studies Revision Aid Podcast

With exam season upon us, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has released a podcast to support students, teachers and parents in the lead up to this years media studies exams.

What can businesses do to increase gender diversity in tech, and how will this improve the sector?

The tech industry explores gender diversity Ada Lovelace Day offered a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in technology, and it’s never been more important to do so. According to recent ONS figures, women make up just 22% of the STEM workforce in the UK. With senior executives warning of a growing tech skills crisis, and one million open vacancies by next year, it’s clear that we need to encourage more women to enter the industry.

FutureLearn and Leiden University partner to deliver microcredentials

Leiden University has partnered with FutureLearn.com, Europe’s leading social learning platform, to expand its online learning offering. The university plans to launch courses in early 2020 and hopes to deliver microcredentials later in the year.

An unproductive and dissatisfied workforce costs British businesses up to £195 million every day

UK BUSINESSES COULD LOSE UP TO £195 MILLION A DAY AS HALF OF BRITS LOOK TO CHANGE JOBS IN THE NEXT YEAR UK businesses could lose up to £195 million a day, according to new research released today (11 Nov) by leading UK job board, Totaljobs, and global employer brand specialists, Universum.

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