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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.

More apprenticeship training proposals

31 August 2016
Earlier this summer, I wrote a blog previewing the range of English apprenticeship policy announcements we were expecting in July and a checklist of things to look out for.

More flexibility needed between academic and vocational routes

8 July 2016
Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, says flexibility must be built in to a new technical education system