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Start-up: Bill's story 6 months on

Published on September 20, 2013
...where we are today, but to keep growing we’ve needed to evolve. Now I spend 100% of my time on managing the business, developing our offer and can now drive things forward in a much more focussed way. It’s been an incredibly valuable transition as it’s helped us truly understand our strengths and USPs and has enabled us to better identify and address our weaknesses. With all this in place we’re able to put some real strategic planning in place tha... Read more »

University of Wales, Newport

Published on December 10, 2012
...in Europe, having opened a new City Centre campus in 2011 to compliment its 100 year old, traditional campus in the idyllic rural setting of nearby Caerleon. Excellent reputation for part-time professional study, including industry standard qualifications, like ACCA, CIMA, CIM and CIPD. Strong links with industry and commerce – and rated for three years running as the best University in Wales for entrepreneurship by the Knowledge Exploitation Fund... Read more »

Providing answers to the remotest questions

Published on February 16, 2017
...ld trials, more than 200 messages were exchanged in three months, with over 100 different farmers using the service to get answers to pressing agricultural issues – such as identifying and eradicating crop pests, poor crop development, and crop disease symptoms. Since then, the software design approach has been adapted by Safal Solutions to build systems for institutions connected to microfinance and primary agricultural co-operatives. For example... Read more »

Addressing a lost opportunity in the NHS workforce crisis: higher education’s future role in clinical placement management

Published on August 5, 2021
...ces and community providers had long been reporting a shortage of more than 100,000 full-time staff, including 40,000 nurses. According to The King’s Fund, this workforce crisis was the result of: a prolonged funding squeeze combined with years of poor workforce planning, weak policy and fragmented responsibilities. The removal of the student nurse bursary in 2015 had led to 10,000 fewer people applying to nursing courses each year, with a particu... Read more »

National Care Leaver’s Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

Published on October 30, 2020
...g young care leavers since 2006. Almost 15 years later we support just over 100 students with experience of local authority care, alongside students estranged from their families, young adult carers, and asylum seekers on our award-winning KU Cares scheme. Through KU Cares we support care leavers by working collaboratively with local authorities, university services and external organisations. We have a package of practical support including bursa... Read more »

Digital teaching and learning has a future – but we must get the balance right

Published on October 22, 2020
...too. Physical interaction is vital, and there are negative consequences of 100% remote learning on mental and physical health. Staff will need further resource and support too, to ensure they can teach effectively online. It’s important to get the balance right. I’m sure we will soon see sophisticated models of blended learning in practice, e.g. intra-, inter module and hi-flex simultaneous, for a much wider range of courses than expected. What d... Read more »

The DTA is Intersectoral- Part 2

Published on January 14, 2020
...Icebreaker Challenge Over the course of the programme, there were more than 100 sessions all teaching us how to turn an idea into a great product. These included workshops, on transferable skills such as how to present our ideas, presentations and hands-on activities, all delivered by prominent academics and professionals from the nuclear energy sector. Over the two weeks I was able to network with directors and CEOs of the world’s biggest energy... Read more »

Robert Halfon MP speech on Degree Apprenticeships

Published on April 23, 2018
...ree apprenticeships are expanding and I’m delighted that there are now over 100 universities on the register of apprenticeship training providers. But, I want to see more. Our higher education sector is one of this country’s greatest strengths. But, it must not become complacent. For both students and industries a traditional three-year, full-time degree is no longer always the best option. Our universities must diversify and modernise their provi... Read more »

Blurring the boundaries: co-creation in technical education and across the sector

Published on October 25, 2017
...6. DLHE and NSS data shows high levels of attainment and satisfaction, with 100% of graduates saying that the programme prepared them well for starting their own business. Graduates not running their own companies are also proving to be highly employable within professional and managerial roles. The programme is developed by the active involvement of its students including through the requirements of the final year project which requires their inp... Read more »