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GDPR – Schools have had enough of overviews; it’s specifics they need now

Until very recently, many schools have been left to interpret the vague guidelines for GDPR and decide how best to implement them. This has resulted in confusion – even leaving some schools feeling that they have no option other than to enlist paid-for services, rather than negotiate the minefield themselves.

Contributor: Al Kingsley | Published: 29 March 2018

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Employers’ onboarding improving says survey

According to a survey of c.1,000 students and new joiners, commissioned by KPMG, 1 in 3 (33 percent) have said they were pleasantly surprised by how much they are enjoying the experience, claiming they find the experience more rewarding than they anticipated before they started working.

Contributor: Justine Gregson | Published: 14 March 2018

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Highest paid career pathways for grads revealed

Electrical & Electronics Engineering grads are best placed to secure a job related to their course after graduating, while almost all Travel & Tourism grads will have to look outside of their subject for a career. The study was conducted weeks before the 15 January UCAS deadline for university applications.

Contributor: Doug Monro | Published: 16 February 2018

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UK students missing out on over £150 million scholarships

The Scholarship Hub, questioned 20 leading organisations*, offering scholarships, grants or bursaries to UK students, including the Royal Television Society, the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and the Millford Haven Port Authority, and found they often struggle to get enough suitable applicants.

Contributor: Karen Kennard | Published: 10 February 2018

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Serious attacks on education workers shoot up

New official figures include loss of sight, brain damage, loss of consciousness, asphyxia, amputation and even death. The number of serious injuries suffered by education workers after violent attacks has shot up by 24 percent in the past five years, new figures obtained by the GMB show.

Contributor: Karen Leonard | Published: 8 February 2018

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UK students least likely to complete internships

Global report reveals less of an appetite from UK students to take on an internship, compared to their global counterparts. Comment from Michael Flanagan, Director of Estates and Facilities at University of Greenwich.

Contributor: Michael Flanagan | Published: 15 September 2017

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Schools not teaching latest technology

Almost a third (32 percent) of children say they know more about technology than their teacher. Over two thirds of children (67 percent) have not had the opportunity to discuss a new technology or app idea with a teacher. Almost a quarter (24 percent) of children surveyed said they feel uninspired to learn at school. Comment from CEO of Pall-Ex and former BBC Dragon, Hilary Devey CBE.

Contributor: Matt Evans | Published: 12 September 2017