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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

Focus on entrepreneurship at Pocklington School’s latest Careers & Business Network event in London

The Pocklington School Foundation (PSF) Careers & Business Network held its latest event in London recently, with the focus for the evening on entrepreneurship and business leadership. The guest speaker for the event was Old Pocklingtonian James Sweeting, director of award winning coffee roasting company Lincoln & York Ltd and the

Eddisons secures £13m funding for academy schools

Property consultant Eddisons, which is based in Leeds, has secured more than £13m for schools across the UK to improve buildings and other school facilities through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme. CIF is an annual bidding round for academy trusts and sixth form colleges under which schools can apply

University launches funded support package for young businesses

Ambitious young businesses across the region are being encouraged to tap into a new package of support available from the University of Bradford. The University’s Young Business Pathway offers a wrap-around service which includes specialist advice, one to one support, action learning and workshops on key topics such as sales, finance,

Leeds Trinity students battle it out in business start-up competition

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Leeds Trinity University have taken part in a Dragons’ Den style Business Start-up Competition. Students at the University submitted business plans before pitching their ideas to a panel of Leeds Trinity alumni who have set up successful businesses, which included Rich Hayden, Director at Rejuvenate Productions; Patricia Miller

Trade Skills 4U set for expansion with new £1m Yorkshire site

Electrical training course provider, Trade Skills 4U (TS4U), has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Leeds, as it looks to target aspiring electricians in the Yorkshire and North East regions. Established in 2005, the Gatwick-headquartered business specialises in electrical training, delivering courses to over 3,000 students per

Budding engineers across Yorkshire invited to get careers on track

Budding engineers in Yorkshire are invited to visit the brand new National College for High Speed Rail on Carolina Way, for its open day next week, where they can find out about the training opportunities and employer connections offered at the largest of five new government-backed, employer-led national colleges. 2018 is