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Better keep up the pace

On the day of the 2015 CIPR Education Journalism Awards, Awards sponsor Loughborough university blogs about the demands of communication with the modern student. By Emma Leech The communication landscape in education is shifting – and it’s shifting fast. The steady-paced days of yesterday are gone; the quiet(er) summers that allowed thoughtful planning and lengthy preparation are a distant memory. In their place is a
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Skills rhetoric but what action?

CIPR Education Journalism Award Sponsor, Tideway, blog about the need for action and real engagement on skills between education institutions and business. By Scott Young The entire construction and engineering sector is seemingly preoccupied with addressing the industry’s skills shortages. Barely a week passes without senior figures appearing in the media anticipating a crisis in the delivery of housing and infrastr
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Giving young people the best start

World Challenge, Outstanding Schools Journalism Awards Sponsor for the 2016 CIPR Education Journalism Awards blog about the importance of the wider development of young people. by Matt Eastlake Since the lifting of the student cap, and with the recent GCSE and A level reforms, young people can be forgiven for thinking that the route to higher education or a career is based purely on academics. At World Challenge, we’
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Spotlight on colleges

CIPR Education Journalism Awards Sponsor, the Association of Colleges blogs about the enormity of the task for FE colleges. by Chris Walden, Director of Public Affairs & Communications The world of education is constantly evolving.  So far this year, further education (FE) and sixth form colleges in England have faced a barrage of announcements – funding cuts, area reviews, focus shift to apprenticeships, exam ov
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Developing Future Leaders for an uncertain world

One of our fantastic CIPR Education and Skills Journalism Award sponsors, CEMS, blogs about the necessary breadth of leadership training in a modern world. By Roland Siegers Every generation of business leaders is faced with a set of challenges specific to its time. Our time is one of uncertainty; where new political and economic powers are holding increasingly larger roles in global influence, where technological ad
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Ten top tips for 2015 CIPR Education Journalism Awards entries

Ten top tips for 2015 CIPR Education Journalism Awards entries By Simon Butt-Bethlendy, CIPR Education and Skills Group Chair If you’re vying to be recognised as one of the UK’s finest education journalists this year, you’ll be working on your entry now for submission no later than Friday 11 September (extended and final deadline). We don’t need to tell you anything about writing these. That&#
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Specialist Education Journalism – a flashlight in the storm

Specialist Education Journalism – a flashlight in the storm By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent Never before has there been so much information available at the touch of a button – and never before have there been so few specialist journalists to help make sense of it all. Opening a screen on a laptop or a mobile phone is like opening the windows in a howling storm, you’re letting in a torrent of opini
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2015 CIPR Education Journalism Awards launch

This year’s Education Journalism Awards are now open! The awards aim to celebrate and promote captivating specialist education journalism from pre-school through to adult education and across local, national and international reporting. The awards attract entries from both established specialist education correspondents and those breaking into the sector. “The awards shine a light on the top talent in the industry an
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Young people worried online reputation may affect their future

Nearly half of young people are worried about a social media post embarrassing them in the future. That’s according to new independent research from the CIPR Education and Skills Group. The survey of 15-22 year olds across the UK looked at attitudes towards social media and how young people thought it could affect their future. Young people tended to be very aware of the term digital footprint (87%). Despite this, ov
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