Robin Hood 2.0: A New Hope for Cancer Patients?

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Dr Penny Woods

It is estimated that more than 60,000 people will die from this dreadful disease over the next 30 years unless new treatments are discovered. Yet research into meso - the only thing that is likely to find those treatments - is shamefully underfunded, receiving a fraction of the investment received by diseases that kill similar number of people, such as skin cancer.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Doug Richard | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Entrepreneurs across the country are playing a vital role in driving the UK's economic recovery. Out of the mess caused by the worst financial crisis in living memory, Britain has found itself a new identity as the land of the startup.

The Autumn Statement: Will Capping Welfare Help Vulnerable Families?

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Clare Tickell

If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.

The Autumn Statement: Will Capping Welfare Help Vulnerable Families?

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Clare Tickell

If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.

How to Make a Good Video Interview

Neeta Patel | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

We are about to start using video interviews as an integral part of our screening process at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. We have done this in order to increase significantly the number of people we can see (albeit virtually) before making an initial shortlist. As we are about to open applications for this year's group of New Entrepreneurs Foundation students, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to do a good video interview.

Actions and Consequences: How Restorative Justice Can Help Victims Move On

Javed Khan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Victim Support believes well planned restorative justice (RJ) can be so beneficial for victims. International Restorative Justice Week began on Monday with the Government announcing £29million extra funding, specifically to bolster and increase RJ provision across the UK. It's is a welcome step forward.

Britain: Entrepreneurship Hub or Bubble?

George Georgiopoulos | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
George Georgiopoulos

While working as a consultant in London a few years ago, I remember it as a "suit city" like New York. However, over the past two years, a lot of investment has been committed to change this - as evidenced by the Sirius Programme. This shows that the British government is taking this movement sirius-ly and will support its growth over the coming years.

Routes to Entrepreneurship

Neeta Patel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

In early September, 36 eager young aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at a location in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, to start their year long journey learning about entrepreneurship. The cohort is the Class of 2014 specially selected to join The New Entrepreneurs Foundation programme from nearly 1000 applicants.

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Government Must Do More to Fund Postgraduate Study

Louise Bond | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Bond

Today, I have had to defer my place until September 2014 and belatedly join many of my fellow-graduates still in the search for full-time work. The reason for this last minute deferment was that, having exhausted every possible option, the deadline to pay the first installment of course fees arrived and I did not have the money.

A Truly 'Brave' Decision: How Much Will Ed Miliband's 'Mend-Not-End' Plan on the Trade Union Link Cost Labour?

Tim Bale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tim Bale

The risks of distancing the Party from the unions are clearly not simply financial. The labour movement arguably anchors Labour to the interests - or at least the perceived and the collective interests of ordinary working people of the country it one day hopes to govern again.

Light at the End of the Tunnel for First Time Buyers?

Reno Charlton | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Reno Charlton

In the UK, the government has further boosted the chances of success for first time buyers, with the launch of schemes such as the Funding for Lending scheme. This scheme has provided lenders with access to reduced rate funding in a bid to encourage greater levels of lending to home buyers.

Embracing Risk: Making Britain a Global Hub for Innovation

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

What can we do here in Britain to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in order to give our companies the best chance to succeed on the world stage? This is a question that we as a country need to answer if we are to remain an economic powerhouse, and with a multitude of emerging economies breathing down our necks, it's a question we need to answer quickly.

Don't Just Get a Job... Make One!

Chris Jones | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Now for those of you that have seen the Social Network - based on Mark Zuckerberg's incredible journey developing Facebook - you may remember the reference made about Harvard students who notoriously like to 'create their own jobs', rather than follow the conventional transition from University to graduate positions.

Why Getting Funding For Your Startup Is NOT Always the Best Option

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The groups that seem to be frequently ignored, are the growing amount of serious yet micro startups, which are quietly chipping away building profitable businesses by keeping keen and staying lean and focusing specifically on a niche in the market with no incentive to seek out investor cash.

Plea for a Sponsor!

Esther Rich | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

Anyone who read my previous blog about rowing to London for Beat will know the extent of the challenge my fellow CCCBC rowers and I have set ourselves.

Build a Rocket, Boys!

John Oswald | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech
John Oswald

So what if you've worked for a major company for a while and that's what's really defined your career? How do you make a difference in the world and do something stimulating when all around you is organisational politics, chains of command and hierarchy?

Let's Create a Brighter 'Funding Future' for SMEs

Derek Uittenbroek | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Derek Uittenbroek

In a world where bank loans are getting smaller and government initiatives have limitations in terms of their effectiveness in supporting SMEs, crowdsourcing stepped in as the social media answer to the SME funding question.

Healing Children's Hidden Scars of Disaster

Nigel Chapman | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

In Mali, where Plan International is working, there are numerous cases of how children are haunted by the mere sound of military vehicles. Marita is one such child. The first time anyone knew that she was suffering the after-effects of the conflict in northern Mali was when an ambulance passed by. She suddenly screamed, dashed across the yard into her house and hid in a corner shaking...

Mounting Investor Confidence Paves the Way for a New Age of UK Tech

Russ Shaw | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

In the fourth quarter of 2012, London based tech companies captured £151m of investment, representing 72% of the value of the market for the whole quarter. This is representative of 93 London tech companies receiving growth, compared to, for example, just 10 in Oxford.

The Growing Crisis in UK Postgraduate Education

Anna Chowcat | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Chowcat

Any government concerned about the future of the British economy needs to acknowledge the issues surrounding postgraduate education and commence building this system as speedily as possible.

Squash's Olympic Hurdle

Joel Durston | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash has no Olympic funding from UK Sport, because, despite great efforts, it is still not an Olympic sport - something most in the sport consider a travesty. As such, squash receives no UK sport funding.

Builders of Britain: Time for Some Good News

Phil Shanks | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK
Phil Shanks

As has been the case in the past, I believe it is the private sector and not the government that will have to lead the country out of recession. Our road networks, canals, water systems and railways - none were the result of government activity.

Royal Support For Funding SMEs

Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

Prince Andrew has agreed to help alternative funding models for SMEs to gain credibility and raise awareness. The Duke of York met several investme...