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Schools pupils inundate Bradford Manufacturing Week

An unprecedented number of school pupils are set to be involved in Bradford’s first ever week to showcase a career in manufacturing. More than 1,000 young people aged 14-18 are now signed up to experience life with 55 manufacturers during the first Bradford Manufacturing Week in October (8-12) – with some

Chocks away for children’s literature festival

More than 20,000 Billy Bonkers chocolate bars are being produced to celebrate the first-ever Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival, near Skipton, which is being held in September. The specially-commissioned bars, which have been made by leading UK chocolate manufacturers Whitakers Chocolates of Skipton, will be available in supermarkets across the county

Education specialist returns to Cushman & Wakefield

Student accommodation and higher education specialist, Sarah Jones has rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as Partner having spent 18 months at Empiric Student Property plc as Director of Research & Development.  Sarah will be based in Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office and will be working with Andrew TC Smith who heads the

Sheffeild’s Twinkl announced as partner of BBC Children in Need

Educational resource publisher, Twinkl, has announced a partnership with BBC Children in Need. Twinkl Educational Publishing will be the official Proud Schools Partner for the charity in 2018, with the company pledging to produce numerous resources to help teachers and children raise money for the charity. The free resources will be available

Kirklees announced as “careers hub” to help transform careers education

Kirklees is to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people. Led by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP), the Kirklees Hub, will be made up of 35 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals

Huddersfield company teams up with university for forensic science study

First4Lawyers, legal marketing specialists, are partnering with the University of Huddersfield. First4Lawyers will be working closely with the forensics department at the University on an MSc Forensics project throughout the year, looking at how the forensic science has had an impact on the investigation for drink and drug related offences over

Business lenders give green light to school system

A new system that tracks children’s behaviour and their educational journey has been given the green light thanks to a £40k loan from the Business Enterprise Fund. Leeds-based Trackit Lights is an interactive behavioural management system, used by schools to display child behaviour using the traditional ‘traffic lights’ method; students are

Leeds Trinity shortlisted for educating marketing award

Leeds Trinity University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Heist Awards 2018, which recognise excellence and innovation in higher education marketing. The University has been shortlisted in the Best Internal Communications Campaign or Initiative category for its work engaging staff and students in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) campaign. The Leeds

Building students gain first-hand experience on own college construction site

Students at Leeds College of Building are gaining hands-on construction experience after visiting their new £13-million Hunslet campus site. Main contractor, Clugston Construction, started work on the foundations and ground works last October. Since then, a total of 186 student site visits and 14 group tours have been organised up until

Students double up as staff at business-led school

Students at a school backed by many of the leading employers in Hull and the Humber are doubling up as part-time members of staff in a pioneering scheme. The sixth formers have become the first Student Employees at business-led Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reflecting the school’s focus on preparing