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Facebook Vs LinkedIn: Who will take the title for worldwide careers platform?

When we think of scouting for talent, or searching for the next career challenge the natural tendency is to steer towards LinkedIn. Facebook for fun – LinkedIn for business – right? Wrong! Following LinkedIn’s interface overhaul in January; not wanting to miss out on the continual evolution of it’s social media platform, Facebook followed suit a few weeks later with …

TED Talks for the Summer Holiday

TED Talks for the Summer Holiday

As the summer holidays are one of the few chances we get to really recuperate, today we are following up our post about the many ways you can make the most of your summer holidays with a collection of TED Talks that we think will help you to push this even further. We start off looking at activities that can help us deal with …

Comms Guide for FE Lecturers

Social Media and Electronic Comms Guide for FE Lecturers

As we demonstrated in our recent post 5 reasons to increase our use of technology in FE, there are some great reasons to bring more technology into Further Education classrooms. From making life easier for teachers to providing pupils with unprecedented access to inspiring people and projects, technology has an exciting role to play in the world of education. However, …

TED talks for students

5 TED Talks on How to Inspire Your Students

With the Easter Holiday now behind us and exam season looming large on the horizon, we thought you may appreciate a little pick me up post, full of ideas to inspire yourself and your students. We’ve gathered together some of the most interesting and uplifting TED Talks for teachers that are sure to leave you smiling.   1. Every kid …

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 Roundup - Plus how you can find your dream apprenticeship

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 – A Roundup

As many of you will know, this week has been National Apprenticeship Week 2016 (NAW 2016). There have been so many employers pledging to take on apprentices and trainees and so many NAW events going on that we thought a little recap was in order! Especially since tonnes of Apprenticeship opportunities have been set up during the week that you should …

Further Education Professionals - How to Maximise Your Easter Break

FE Professionals – How To Maximise Your Easter Break

Those who don’t have much experience with the Education Sector would probably read the title of this blog and let out a big sarcastic “HA!” before grumbling that 13 weeks holiday a year is a ridiculous luxury (as they rapidly turn a deep envy-green.) But hey ho, this post isn’t for them, and it’s not even to join the counter-chorus-cheer of …

5 Reasons to increase our use of technology in further education.

5 reasons to increase our use of technology in FE

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty unconvinced by lots of the arguments I’ve come across for increasing the use of technology in FE. They’re often made by people who stand to gain financially and are vague, lacking in any convincing evidence, and unrealistic about the actual implementation of their advice. One article mentioned something along the lines of ‘9/10 students said …

Predictions for Further Education in 2016

Our Predictions for Further Education in 2016

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready and raring to go for 2016! We are really excited to see what 2016 has to offer the FE World and after some heavy debating in the office (and a good deal of tweaking, tuning and pruning of the list) we’re excited to tell you …

7 top tips to make your job portal accessible

7 Top Tips To Make Your Job Portal Accessible

Equality, diversity and accessibility have been big topics for Further Education in 2015, with the sector demonstrating it has high ambitions to come up to the top standard in these areas. Further Education Colleges are going out of their way to build equality and diversity into their syllabus, and accessibility into everything they do. As well as making the education …

equality and diversity in FE: Taking the courage to go beyond equality and diversity

A world of difference – taking the courage to go beyond equality and diversity

Guest post by Kay Sidebottom, Teacher Educator at Barnsley College and Northern College. It’s Sunday night, and across the country teachers will be busily working on lesson plans, marking books and turning the house upside down looking for post-it notes (actually that last one could just be me). They might also be considering how to embed equality and diversity in their …