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University status for ‘perfect 10’

By SAM WORTH It is the first time in 20 years that a new set of educational institutions have been awarded university status. The Royal Agricultural College and the University College of Falmouth are amongst the 10 which have recently become fully-fledged universities. In Falmouth’s case the first in Cornwall. Principal Prof Chris Gaskell, of The Royal Agricultural College said: ... Read More »

Toyota unveils ‘self-driving’ car

By SAM WORTH The Toyota Motor Corporation and its luxury Lexus Division lifted the lid on their advanced active safety research vehicle for the first time at this year’s International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. The Japanese auto giant demonstrated ongoing developments in the safety of their autonomous (‘self-driving’) vehicles with a test car based on the Lexus LS. ... Read More »

Like-a-Hug jacket

By SAM WORTH Do you feel a warm connection with your Facebook friends? Do you get a comforting sensation of proximity with users who have given you a ‘Like’ on your latest photo, video or status? Perhaps not, as they may be miles away. US designer Melissa Kit Chow wanted to create this feeling of closeness every time someone engages ... Read More »

Universities: still elitist?

By HETTY MOSFORTH Research carried out by the Sutton Trust found that state schools still trail behind private schools when it comes to getting students to apply to university. Only 42 per cent of able state school students (achieving at least three Bs at A-level) submitted more than one university application in 2012. However in private schools the percentage rose ... Read More »

The Skills Show

Ross Maloney, CEO of The Skills Show talks to Moving On. By SAM WORTH The Skills Show is a unique celebration that inspires people with exciting opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships, whilst rewarding the best of the nation’s talent. In November, World Skills UK took over Birmingham’s NEC and created a show to remember. Visitors were treated to ... Read More »

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