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Cable Comments: New podcast series launched by Sir Vince Cable

Coalition Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and former Lib Dem Leader, Sir Vince Cable (@VinceCable) today (3 Aug) launches Cable Comments, a series of interviews with leading figures from the world of politics and foreign affairs.

Global platform set to transform education systems by bringing together pioneers, leaders, and innovators

In this episode, @AmanMerchant, the Co-Founder and Chief Provocateur at @RadicleHQ, a futures lab that delivers transformative solutions, discusses why he co-founded the RewirEd (@RewirEd2021) Sandbox.

5 ways colleges can optimise their IT infrastructures post-pandemic​

When the pandemic hit and colleges were forced to transition to remote learning, IT infrastructure was tested in ways it never had been before, and it became more apparent that the use of IT in colleges is more than just an add-on and needs to be fully integrated into teaching, learning and management (@compass_IT).

Ten years of the School of Communication Arts: Looking back and forging ahead

How does the School of Communication Arts (SCA) differ from, say, a university education? We are following in the footsteps of the great creative educator, and founder of SCA, John Gillard. John came from an illustrious career inside arts universities, where he always felt the focus was too much on HOW and not enough on WHY. He wanted a school that focused on helping each student learn WHO they are and WHAT they can bring to the creative advertising professions.

Countdown to the Reply Cyber Security Challenge 2021

On the 15th of October 2021, Reply will launch the fourth edition of the Reply Cyber Security Challenge (@ReplyULabs), a team-based coding competition open to young professionals and cyber security enthusiasts from all over the world.

Introducing Alex Burghart, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills - Sector Reaction

Alex Burghart appointed Apprenticeships and Skills Minister  Alex Burghart, Conservative MP for Brentwood & Ongar, has been announced as a parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Education, during a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week (15 Sep).

UK government considers cutting earnings threshold for student loan repayment - money.co.uk guidance for graduates with financial concerns

Following this weeks announcement that ministers are said to be planning to reduce the amount university graduates need to be earning before they start paying off student loans from £27,295 to £23,000; James Andrews, senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk offers up some insight and guidance for any recent graduates concerned that the proposed changes could financially impact:

Gillian Keegan moves on from Apprenticeships and Skills Minister to Department of Health and Social Care in Gov #reshuffle

Gillian Keegan moves on from her post as Skills Minister to Department of Health and Social Care as a result of the Government reshuffle. Gillian was a former Apprentice and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on Friday 14th February 2020 (so was in post through the height of the sector dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic). 

Nadhim Zahawi: Education is a crucial part of our levelling up agenda so it's an honour to be back at the Department for Education as Secretary of State

Nadhim Zahawi has been confirmed as the new Education Secretary in today's (15 Sept) cabinet reshuffle.

Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary - What will happen to Apprenticeships and Skills now?

The Prime Minister completed a cabinet reshuffle yesterday (15 Sept), the first to be removed in the reshuffle was Gavin Williamson as Education Secretary. Nadhim Zahawi was later confirmed as the new Education Secretary to replace Williamson, Michelle Donelan MP remaining in place as Minister of State. It was then announced on Thursday evening (16th Sept 2021) that Gillian Keegan has moved on from the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister role to the Department of Health and Social Care. 

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