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Apprentices dig for the future

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Young apprentices in Liverpool, who work and train with green service providers, Glendale Liverpool, have planted 21 new trees and 650 hedge plants at the Park Hill allotments site in Dingle. The tree-planting event was organised to mark National Apprenticeship Week as well as the success of Glendale Liverpool’s apprenticeship scheme, which is a joint venture with Liverpool City Council. ... Read More »

Do a Degree Apprenticeship – and the Government will pay your uni fees!

The Prime Minister was in Lancashire last month to announce plans for the creation of nine, new-style degree apprenticeship schemes which will give some lucky young people the chance to benefit from a free university education and to maximise their employment chances. Apprentices on this scheme will not have to pay any uni fees – costs will be shared by ... Read More »

All change for A-levels

The Government’s Department for Education has been working on major changes to the way A-levels are taught and assessed in schools and colleges. A-level content will also be changed, to make them more ‘fit for purpose’ – or tougher, to put it bluntly! Universities will be involved in specifying the content of the new A-level exams, so that they meet ... Read More »

UK scientist receives global honour at Women in Science Awards.

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For 17 years, women in the science industry have been celebrated for their incredible efforts and contributions to the research field, from curing diseases to protecting the environment, at the annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. This year, Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been awarded the European Laureate award, making her the fifth British scientist to have won the ... Read More »

Can’t plan your homework? That’ll be your pre-frontal cortex!

The work of cognitive neuroscientist, Professor Sarah – Jayne Blakemore is causing a stir with the education department.  Her research into neuroplasticity and the development of the pre-frontal cortex in the adolescent brain is proving to be fascinating when it comes to understanding the behaviour of teenagers. It may also have an impact on our understanding of when the best ... Read More »

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