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Law School students trial their court skills

A city employment lawyer turned a lecture room into a court room to put Sheffield Hallam Law School students through their paces in a mock employment tribunal. Toby Pochron, associate at Sheffield commercial law specialists Ironmonger Curtis, put the skills of the next generation of lawyers on trial. Students nominated judges to

MP’s Call For learner drivers to be protected from predatory instructors welcomed by Drive Dynamics

An MP’s call for learner drivers to be protected from predatory driving instructors has been welcomed by the owner of a West Yorkshire driving school – who was herself the victim of unwanted advances from her instructor! Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, made the plea at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions after

Newly created education recruitment platform makes first investment

A new company which aims to provide a ‘buy and build’ platform for businesses in the education recruitment sector has completed its first deal with its investment in Provide Education Limited, the Yorkshire-based education recruitment agency. Operam Education Limited has been set up by two experienced industry operators, Eddie Austin and

Vantage aims to put more women in the driving seat

Knaresborough-based Vantage Motor Group has struck up a partnership with King James’s School, also in Knaresborough, which will encourage more young women to consider the employment opportunities available in the automotive sector. As part of the Speakers for Schools project, Mark Robinson, Founder and Managing Director of Vantage, held a talk

Applications open for Leeds Trinity Inspiring Futures programme

Leeds Trinity University is launching an exciting new programme to help students and recent graduates fulfil their potential in business, elite sport and studying abroad. Inspiring Futures, which opens for applications today, supports students and recent graduates by offering bursaries from £500 up to £1,500 to develop a business, study abroad

University Centre gets £400,000 new look

Leeds City College’s University Centre has officially completed a £400,000 makeover for the new academic year, including a brand new make-up suite and specialist science labs. The building on Park Lane, has been fitted with advanced audio visual equipment to complement the high quality teaching and learning, while the innovative science

Leeds Trinity University opens £5.7m learning centre

Pro-Chancellor Ed Anderson and the widow of founding Principal Andrew Kean, Winifred Humphreys, have officially opened the £5.7m Andrew Kean Learning Centre extension at Leeds Trinity University this week. Staff, students, alumni and partners celebrated the official opening on Wednesday 27 September with tea, cakes and tours of the facilities which

Leeds Trinity University appoints chief operating officer

Leeds Trinity University has appointed Phill Dixon as chief operating officer. Joining the University after 15 years at Sheffield Hallam University, Phill will work closely with vice-chancellor professor Margaret A House to ensure that the University continues to provide outstanding, student-centred higher education, in what is a challenging higher education environment. Previously

Youth activity centre makes bright investment in solar panels

A Thirsk youth activity centre is set to cut costs and become more sustainable after installing 40 solar panels with support from an asset finance facility from Lloyds Bank. North Yorkshire Youth has invested £12,000 in fitting solar panels onto the roof of the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, which will help