Transforming lives in Adult and Community Learning

Many of those working in Adult and Community Skills delivery unsurprisingly are committed to transforming lives through education. Often those that engage with the services of adult education have previously fallen through the educational net, so access to, and good experience of education is a…

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What can the education sector learn from Marketing Week Live?

Like thousands of other marketers, I visited the Marketing Week Live conference at London Olympia in March. I had my list of sessions in hand eager to learn and left re-energised ready to implement my new findings.

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Tips for getting a job in technology (even without a background in tech!)

There’s something in tech to match every personality!

Coding is just one part of the product journey — there’s user experience (UX), analysis, design, sales, testing (QA), project management, product marketing and more — take a look around and find what suits you.

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Top ten tips for self-assessment

Self-assessment is widely-regarded as an essential element of the improvement cycle, but it is all too often misunderstood and maligned. Learning to self-assess effectively as an organisation is not easy and the skills to do so have to be developed. 

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Improving your charter school: seven reasons for an external review

Growing accountability and the need to maintain registration are becoming increasingly challenging for charter schools. A comprehensive external review can provide invaluable information to help you manage this.

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Is your college admissions process counter-productive?

For many further education providers online admissions might consist of an online prospectus and a form page for enquiries and applications. Behind the scenes college admissions staff can often be found printing out the completed forms, thereby turning the digital experience into a slow…

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Becoming an academy - when is the right time for your school to convert?

By the end of 2016, approximately 1 in 5 state funded primary schools in England were academies. This proportion is likely to increase rapidly over the next few years, gathering pace as more and more schools convert either through choice or through enforcement.

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Women in Technology Part Two: Has there ever been a more visible time for women in technology?

Pouring over the weeks' industry magazines, I'm almost hit in the face. Almost 90% of all UK technology roles are occupied by men. NINTY PERCENT. As a female working at Tribal Group, an education software and services company, I almost spill my tea. I knew the gender divide in tech roles was…

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Women in Technology Part One: "I bet she wished she never asked"

Not so long ago on a chilly but crisp winter's walk with a friend, she asked me "if you could live in any era, which would you go to and why?"

I thought long and hard. As a child of the 1980s, and now, an adult with a passion for post modernism and a yearning for the roaring 20s, there were…

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Can Further Education colleges follow Government's 'Digital by Default' strategy?

Last week the government announced its delayed digital transformation strategy, setting out plans to deliver ‘digital by default’ services more efficiently across the public sector by 2020. By its own admission, “Government has been slow to use the transformative potential of digital technology…

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