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How can universities help to attract and retain graduates in North East England?

27 April 2017
Ross Smith, Director of Policy at North East England Chamber of Commerce, outlines areas where universities could do more to help encourage graduates to stay to work in North East England

How can universities better support local and regional businesses?

31 March 2017
Andrew Buckley, Chief Executive at RTC North, highlights how much universities have to offer local businesses and how the higher education sector can help address critical skills challenges.

Why we need more degree apprenticeships

9 March 2017
Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of University of Hertfordshire, highlights the advantages of degree apprentices for employers and apprentices themselves.

Institutes of Technology and the family of education providers

8 March 2017
Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of LSBU, highlights the value of the collaborations that already exist between technical/vocational educational providers.

Why I chose the degree apprenticeship route

7 March 2017
Nadia Johnson, Degree Apprentice and finalist in the Young Women Engineer of the Year Awards 2016, explains why she loves the route she has chosen.

Is skills education higher education's problem?

10 February 2017
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK & Core Markets, argues that the higher education sector is ideally placed to deliver on the industrial strategy.

The industrial strategy and universities

23 January 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, outlines the opportunities for universities in relation to the new industrial strategy.

Graduate earnings data is welcome but doesn't tell full story

1 December 2016
You may have noticed stories doing the rounds today about graduate earnings, employment rates and something called 'LEO'. So, what's this all about?

Why there aren’t 'too many graduates in the jobs market'

12 October 2016
Why the CIPD's latest report is wrong to suggest that there are too many graduates in the jobs market.

Putting universities at the heart of the government's industrial strategy

6 October 2016
Universities have an important role to play in the government's development of the government's industrial strategy - and the chancellor's announcements at the Conservative Party Conference this week will help.