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Student Recruitment
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mind your language: where tech can help »
Research has shown that some words such as "manage" puts women off applying. Changing the word to "develop" can help attra...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Gendered" language in job advertisements leading to inequality? »
Words such as ‘driven’, authoritative’ and ‘ambitious’ and the frequency they are repeated in a job advertisement can dete...
14 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal Cheek launches new iPhone app for graduate recruitment »
Legal Cheek has just launched a graduate-recruitment focussed app.  As well as organisation profiles, it is also c...
13 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Milkrounds still popular with graduate recruiters »
Research from Alexander Mann Solutions reveals that although recruiters are increasingly using digital technologies to tar...
11 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WCN Changes Name to Oleeo »
World Careers Network (WCN), the talent acquisition pioneer first established in 1995, announced a new brand identity, Ol...

22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Co-op's AGM hears about the group's ambitious apprenticeship targets »
Attendees at Co-op's AGM were told about the group's apprenticeship scheme and it's talent pipeline into the group. ...
02 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship levy helping train workers for the future »
Despite much criticism, the apprenticeship levy, there is evidence that some employers are using the levy to train workers...
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers accused of rebranding low skilled roles as apprenticeships »
A report by think tank Reform suggests that, due to the weak definition of apprenticeship in the UK, employers are rebrand...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are young people being cheated of the skills needed to get good jobs? »
Opinion piece from Polly Toynbee.  "Brexit turbo-charges the need for high-quality technical education. Why i...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gaps in apprentice standards limiting employers »
John Lewis has highlighted there are no apprenticeship standards in key ares of their business.    Read m...

Degree Apprenticeships
10 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Degree apprenticeships will help your business »
**To note this article is an advertorial on The Guardian The University of Greenwich has repackaged the portfolio of pa...
11 January 2018
KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship »
'KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship, KPMG360° Digital, providing training and guidance to...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are degree apprenticeships a good path for the tech sector »
As university life becomes less attractive to many young people, and with the tech sector facing a skills gap, degree appr...

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How to tackle grade inflation? »
The proportion of firsts  has gone up to 26 per cent, since 2010, when £9,000-per-year tuition fees were announc...
14 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First-class degrees increase fivefold »
Figures released by the higher education regulator show a huge increase in higher-class degrees over the last decade. ...
07 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increasing concern about undergraduates' mental health »
A survey conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Advance HE found that only 17 per cent of students...
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lack of pastoral care at universities (letters to the editor) »
Two letters to the editor regarding: 1. Lack of pastoral care 2. Lack of understanding of implications of univer...
22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Office axes survey on international students »
A survey by the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac), asking students what they thought of their international classmat...

Diversity & Inclusion
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Britain's class ceiling »
Regional accents and working class backgrounds are said to be holding people back.  In addition, according to a ne...
11 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plans to force companies to publish pay gap between bosses and workers »
Companies may have to soon publish the pay gap between their chief executives and their average worker.  The plans...
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MI6 uses TV ads to attract women and ethnic minorities »
In an effort to broaden their reach and attract more women and minorities, Britain's Secret Service is using television ad...
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Data reveals black students more likely to have their Ucas applications investigated »
Historic Ucas data reveals that black students are 22 times more likely to have their university applications investigated...
15 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth Select Committee calls for evidence on work experience »
The Youth Select Committee announced today a new inquiry into barriers to work experience. The Committee is calling for ev...

09 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Linkedin: Brexit already affecting HR »
Research from Linkedin shows that Brexit is affecting hiring strategies.  44% of recruiters surveyed said that Bre...
26 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
University leaders call for action to stop the fall in EU students post-Brexit »
Universities UK, the vice-chancellors’ umbrella body, is warning that without action universities will face a steep drop i...
27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Migration Advisory Committee interim update on EEA workers in the UK labour market »
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) have published an interim update on EEA workers in the UK labour market summarising...
15 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK to stay in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020 »
The UK will continue to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme until at least the end of 2020.  Era...
27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey shows half of UK construction workers concerned about post-Brexit skills gap »
Over half of construction workers in the UK  are concerned by the danger of a skills shortage as the country travels...

07 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US graduate wage gap »
Data from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) suggests US college graduates from certain backgrounds will start out their...
07 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Things you didn't know about Harvard graduates »
A survey carried out by the Harvard Crimson student newspaper revealed that the latest cohort of graduates are more likely...
09 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Japanese companies adopt referral hiring »
Faced with labour shortages Japanese companies are tapping into the networks of their recent employees.  Although...
03 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deloitte named as best graduate employer in Ireland »
Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte won the award for best graduate employer at the Gradireland Awards.   ...

Student Development
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media a positive impact on work life? »
Research conducted by CV Library says social media has a positive impact on work life. Almost 80% of professionals believe...
22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Manufacturers fear skills shortage post-Brexit »
Research reveals nearly half of UK manufacturers fear a skills crisis is looming. The research was conducted by EEF, The m...
17 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mental Health Awareness Week: millennials feel under pressure »
Research from the Mental Health Foundation (in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England) revealed that 27% of mill...

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