Millennials And Their Digital Legacy

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Shaw

Imagine that all important interview; you've graduated university with a 1st, spent your summer working hard to gather the relevant experience, and you've spent hours doing your research and brushing up on the job, the company and the industry. It's September and it's game time.

Get the Most Out of University - Study a Subject You Love

Karianne Robinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.

Giving Young People a Clear Line of Sight to Work

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

"What would Richard Branson change if he was the head teacher in this school?" This is a question I asked recently at a Facework employability train...

Youth Unemployment: Generation Jobless

Michael Mercieca | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

Despite improvements to the headline labour market figures over the past year, youth unemployment continues to blight the country. The youth unemploym...

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Four Myths of Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

By the logic of employability, you don't have a job because something is wrong with you. You do not live up to the requirements. You're not the kind of person they want to employ. You do not supply what the labour market demands.

What Every Student Needs to Know About Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

Are you a student? Do you worry about your job prospects? If your degree makes you employable? If those 9k fees were worth it? Then you're thinking about your employability. There is not a University that does not have an employability strategy...

Finding Common Ground: How Big Banks and Small Charities Can Work Together

Lareena Hilton | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Lareena Hilton

You may think a leading bank with an extensive global presence and a shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in South London make an unlikely partn...

You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

Ten Top Tips for Students to Make the Most Out of Their Summer

Greg Thompson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Thompson

With summer fast approaching for students, they are planning what to do, where to go and who to see. For teachers it's really important that students are also preparing for their next school, college or university term - so that's why the top tips below are connected to learning!

Financial Education Is Vital - But Not for the Reason You Think

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

If we could turn the page, start afresh and work together; commit ourselves to financial and enterprise education across the curriculum at all stages and do whatever it takes to really engage young people, perhaps will we see a new generation free from this crippling fear of debt and unemployment. Surely we have to try?

A New Breed of Degree for a Modern Workplace?

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Whatever people do make of nanodegrees, I'm pleased to note that very few are using 'online distance learning' itself as a criticism of the concept. I believe this is a reflection of increasing mainstream acceptance of this study mechanism but also an acknowledgement of the changing face of online students.

Erasmus Didn't Travel to Boost Employability and Job Prospects

Layli Foroudi | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Layli Foroudi

A boost to employability and job prospects is great news, but the more noble, founding notions that underpin the Erasmus scheme must not be forgotten.

New curriculum, same need for students to self-assess & self-promote

Pete Edge | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Students at primary and secondary schools returned to school last week to experience their first few days of a revamped 'tough' new curriculum that mi...

Developing the Employability Skills Businesses Are Looking For

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

Developing your employability skills is important if you want to stand out to employers and be successful when you apply for jobs. Whether you are in year 10 or year 13 there are several ways in which you can develop your employability skills whilst you're at school.

Avoid the Trap of Unpaid Internships - 5 Alternative Ways to Add to Your CV

Jenna Allcock | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jenna Allcock

Don't be fooled into thinking unpaid internships are an essential stop on the route to graduate employment - there are alternative ways to add to your CV and land a great graduate job without spending months on end in unpaid labour!

Soft Skills Are Making the Grade With Employers

Mark Boleat | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Boleat

Getting good grades can of course open the door to a promising future, but more employers are stressing the importance of soft skills... we need to address the skills shortage and ensure that young people are better prepared for the world of work in order to bolster this economic growth.

Surfing Research Part of One of the Best Degree Programmes in the Country

Gregory Borne | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

This week represented the conclusion of an academic year. Let me make it very clear, this does not mean I am now on holiday. Far from it, there is a considerable amount of work to do in preparation for next years teaching and a pressing need to continue the research agenda.

Students Matter

Jenny Shaw | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Shaw

Students find the money for university from a number of different sources. The 'bank of Mum and Dad' is still the most popular way of financing higher education, along with loans and grants, but 11% of undergraduates rely on credit cards and a worrying 2% on payday loans. This would imply over 250,000 students and 46,000 students in the UK respectively.

Should Employers Reward More Employees for Their Social Media Profiles and Personal Brands?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Business today means leading and empowering professionals towards branding themselves, and being less precious about top-down control. Help people to be themselves and trust that they will return the favour by bringing brands and campaigns to life, just like Pinocchio.

If You Don't Know Your Numbers, You're Screwed as an Entrepreneur

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

And what is critical for future workers is equally critical for future business owners. How much more important is being a financially capable entrepreneur when there is no corporate safety net should productivity or mental health be impaired.

The Workplace of the Future: Preparing the Workforce to Be Future-Ready

Prithvi Shergill | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Prithvi Shergill

Future ready organisations will grow if they find people who have the distinctive ability to drive change and innovation. Organisations need to create a culture architecture that enables, engages and empowers individuals to seed, nurture and harvest ideas.

Students Want Greater Access to Work Experience and Industry Content

Aaron Porter | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Porter

For universities and institutions the message is even more unequivocal, greater collaboration is vital, and not only because students want it and businesses value the graduates it produces.

You're Fired! Golden Opportunity But Only for a Few

Angela Vesey | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Angela Vesey

It's National Apprenticeship Week! The popular TV programme 'The Apprentice', like it or loathe it, has probably achieved more than any campaign to raise young people's awareness of apprenticeships...

Enough Death and Destruction Please - We Deserve Better

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

We aren't short of high profile bad news this week; violence in the Ukraine, the trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, head-butting football managers here at home, and all manner of death and destruction all over the place.