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The Association of British Dispensing Opticians to launch new national resource centre

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians is launching a new training facility for aspiring opticians, the ABDO National Resource Centre, to gain qualifications and pursue a career in optics 
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UK schools urged to do more to engage children in science lessons

87% of parents feel children would be more engaged with science lessons if teaching used the most advanced technology
Education and research

The prospects for education, research and innovation in Germany

Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research in Germany heads up the policy areas of education, research and innovation. This analysis details the work of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Speech, language and communication: Forgotten skills?

Mary Hartshorne asks if speech, language and communication are forgotten skills and gives a compelling response to this intriguing thought

Official figures show a decrease in UK Neets

There has been a welcome drop in the number of young people in the UK who are not in education, employment or training, known as Neets
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Balanced curriculum needed to encourage school leavers into STEM undergraduate courses

IET is today calling for a more balanced curriculum across the nation’s schools to ensure young people have a rounded knowledge and the skills needed to pursue further education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
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Environmental undergraduate research: Creating a generation of citizen scientists one local problem at a...

On environmental undergraduate research, Professors Tom Landerholm and Kelly McDonald discuss their plan to focus all of their students on the research needed for a local river to recover 
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FMB calls for students to consider career in construction after research reveals growing pressure...

New research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed that Half of the UK's 18-24-year-olds are four times more likely to experience pressure to study for a degree than +55-year-olds, as a result, the FMB has urged students to make a career in construction
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Wales awarded first cyber security centre of excellence

Cardiff University has joined a prestigious list of academic institutions helping to make the UK the safest place to live and work online
UK adults

New research reveals UK adults don’t remember majority of their education

A nationwide study of UK adults has revealed the extent to which modern Brits have forgotten many of important things they were taught at school, with one in twenty admitting they remember very little of what was explained to them in the classroom
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Exam results provide crucial chance for schools to recognise role of technology

D2L comments on the need for schools to recognise the role of technology and how they can improve year on year as GCSE results day approaches 
Data Analyst

SAS partner with Firebrand Training to deliver UK’s first Data Analyst Apprenticeships

The collaboration between Firebrand and SAS is aimed at addressing the analytical skills gap that currently exists in the UK marketplace. The Data Analyst programme is available immediately through high-quality apprenticeship delivery, in association with SAS
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University degree vs apprenticeship schemes: which comes out on top?

With this rise of student debt, employment and skills specialist Seetec is finding that more and more are now choosing to take on an apprenticeships to get their dream job.
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School leavers urged to consider career in air traffic control

As the UK’s airports gear up for what could be their busiest summer on record, NATS, the UK’s main air traffic service provider, is calling on students receiving their exam results to consider a career in the aviation industry.

Female school leavers fear negative perception of apprenticeships

New research from Arch Apprenctices has shown that 'negative perceptions' of apprenticeships are abundant amongst school leavers, especially females who worry about their perceived lack of academic credibility.
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One thousand teenagers to be trained as democracy ambassadors

Teens aged between 13-16 years old will be recruited across the UK to train as democracy ambassadors to promote participation among their peers.
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New technology to spearhead education revolution

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities
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£4 million awarded to projects to improve education for children with additional needs

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced nine innovative schemes across the country to benefit from a £4million fund to develop new ways of improving alternative provision, to support children educated outside of mainstream or special schools

Data reveals which degrees will earn you the most

Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university make? Well, this has been calculated* for the first time by the Institute for Fiscal Studies as evidenced by a new tool launched by the BBC

Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce or UK’s businesses

A new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need has been unveiled by School Standards Minister Nick Gibb today

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