October 17, 2013

Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women campaign launches today

October 17, 2013

The Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women campaign launches today with a ‘career speed networking’ event hosted by Miriam González Durántez with 100 girls from 11 state secondary schools talking jobs and careers with 10 high profile successful women. The aim of the campaign is to see 15,000 women from a wide range of occupations going […]

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October 16, 2013

The Future direction of careers: free ERSC seminar

October 16, 2013

In 2010, Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) and Loughborough University School of Business and Economics initiated an ESRC funded seminar series across the UK to explore what the future might look like regarding reframed careers services for economic and social growth. This seventh and final seminar in this series aims to capture a reflective […]

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October 12, 2013

Official Japanese delegation visits the Taskforce

October 12, 2013

Today saw a visit to the Education and Employers Taskforce by the Japanese Ministry of Education’s, National Centre for Teachers’ Development, to learn about careers provision in the UK and also employee volunteering in education programme Inspiring the Future. See photograph

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October 8, 2013

England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths

October 8, 2013

Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests. A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England’s 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy […]

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October 1, 2013

Uni extrance exams will disadvantage state pupils

October 1, 2013

More universities could introduce entrance exams to select the best candidates as a result of recent A level reforms, private school heads warned today. The move would give pupils at fee-paying schools an advantage over state school peers because independent schools have more resources to prepare them, teachers believe. Read the full London Evening Standard […]

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September 27, 2013

Russell Group quizzed on “preferred subjects”

September 27, 2013

The Russell Group of leading universities has been asked to produce research on what teenagers need to get into their universities, after a study has cast doubt on so called ‘preferred subjects’. The call comes from Graham Stuart chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee. Read the full BBC story.

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September 17, 2013

Private schools ‘no longer have to give free places to poor pupils’

September 17, 2013

Private schools will no longer be required to provide free and subsidised places to pupils from poor families under major new guidelines for charities published today. The new guidelines give schools complete freedom to decide how to open up to the poor, suggesting they can run A-level master-classes for deprived pupils, send teachers to state […]

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