So you earned your qualification, now what? It is no longer enough to have a degree to guarantee a job. While the expansion of higher education is positive it does mean more competition for graduates in the job market. With…
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Creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, communication. In an age where factual knowledge is available at the click of a button, these are the skills that will be most valuable to our children and to society.
A more holistic…
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The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses suggests a lot of choice in online learning providers, but are the resources available truly accessible for all regardless of ability, when some platforms may be primarily founded on only…
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“Did you check the website?” - never a welcome question. In an increasingly digital world, this should be an exciting time for universities to lead the way with innovative solutions to improve student and staff experience. Static websites…
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For decades, economists have treated humans ‘as atomic particles, rather than social beings’. Michael Spence, a Nobel Prize laureate, has argued “Missing from growth are many things: health, distributional aspects of growth patterns,…
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Today more than forty million people around the world are enslaved or subject to forced labour. Shockingly this number is the highest ever, worse than ever before, three times the transatlantic slave trade. At a time when awareness of…
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Jobcentres are not fit for work. Two thirds of those on job seekers allowance have been previous claimants, hinting at temporary solutions being applied to permanent issues.
Even those working in Jobcentres are frustrated as they…
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More contact hours and smaller teaching groups
Seemingly endless surveys show that students have two main priorities to improve universities: more contact hours and smaller sized teaching groups. Simple enough. Yet these two priorities…
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Unemployment and mental health difficulties
The negative impacts of unemployment are not merely economic. Not only do lapses in employment send negative signals to prospective employers, but beyond this, long-term unemployment is related…
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Going beyond Government policy and TEF rankings and adapting to student needs using a level of market sophistication will help HE institutions achieve their objectives.
When I think of the current debate around the marketisation of HE,…
It was never a dilemma a decade ago. Apprentices were supposed to be hired to learn on the job and graduates to be hired ready to start work, meaning that there was a preference to hire graduates over apprentices.
But during my research…
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The skills gap has been estimated to cost £10 billion to the UK economy in 2015 alone. This is an important problem experienced by employers, which are not easily finding the talent they need to grow, and educational institutions, which are…
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Often castigated in the media, you might be tempted just to ignore the millennial generation. Do so at your peril though as this generation has something to offer.
Often we read reports in the media about the Millennial generation.…
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There are many freely available sources of research that describe Millennials’ attitudes and behaviours as if they were one homogenous group of people. But Millennials are not all the same. There are different segments of the Millennial population…
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Your employer, if they are like the vast majority of employers, will be worried about the emerging talent gap. It’s been found to be the top concern in business - even more than Brexit and a potential slowdown in China.
You probably are…
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To develop an effective talent management strategy, organisations need to truly understand their current and future target employees, focusing on their needs, attitudes and behaviours. When Millennials will form almost 50% of the workforce by…
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To develop an effective student attraction strategy, universities need to truly understand their current and future students, focusing on their needs, attitudes and behaviours as well as their hopes for the future. When universities are increasingly…
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Student choice is at the heart of Higher Education Reform. But offering better choices to students also means avoiding a one-size fits all education and designing relevant approaches that can be tailored to the different needs, attitudes and…
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Higher Education Reform is challenging universities and educational institutions to develop a student-centric approach to education. But while many universities are increasing their research efforts to gain insight into their students, they…
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