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Further Higher? Tertiary Education and Growth in the UK's New Economy

This report, from the University and College Union, evaluates the costs and benefits of higher and further education. Focusing on industrial strategy and innovation, the report argues that universities and colleges have a central role to play in the development of enterprise.

The UK’s future economic...

Skills Needs for Biomedical Research: Creating the Pools of Talent to Win the Innovation Race

This report, published by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) in 2008, is based on a survey of ABPI and UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) member companies to review the position three years on from a previous report called Sustaining the Skills Pipeline in the Pharmaceutical and...

Developing an Aviation Academy

Craven College in Skipton, North Yorkshire is twenty four miles from Leeds Bradford Airport where there are significant employment opportunities covering a range of areas in a busy airport e.g. pilots, ground staff and a range of auxiliary services. The College, through partnership with Jet2.com, Multiflight, TUI...

Aspire Higher - Technology Careers

This case study explores the intention of a provider to engage young learners in engineering and technology. Key to the project was the involvement of parents, employers and a range of STEM Ambassadors. Information on career pathways in engineering being the focus, an innovative approach in making engineering...

Whole-college STEM Focus

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is the UK’s widest mass celebration of all things science and engineering. Students from all departments across the Reading College showcase their work to portray scientific and engineering aspects. The week is full of events, participative activities, experiments and...

Teaching STEM to Mixed Nationality Groups

John Leggott Sixth Form College has for many years enrolled a significant number of fee paying students from China and Hong Kong, many of whom aspire to attend Russell Group universities on completion of their sixth form studies. The government rules for such students has recently changed and numbers from China are...

The Learning Legacy and Final Impact Review

As LSIS STEM Support draws to a close, the Learning Legacy document aims to share the approaches, consider the lessons learnt and signpost resources and the ongoing support infrastructure available to improve teaching and learning across STEM in the Further Education and Skills sector.

The Final Impact...

Design skills for work

Published in January 1998, Design skills for work was a two-part report written by the Technology Education Research Unit for the Design Council.

Part one: An exploration of transferability

This report looks at how design teaching at...

Schools Council Working Paper No.18

Produced as part of the Schools Council Project, this archive document looks at how schools were responding to the advent of new technologies and scientific developments in the late 1960's.

[i]Project Technology[/i] was set up by the Schools Council to design and test teaching materials for schools wishing...

Schools Council Project in Applied Science and Technology

From the Schools Council, this archive document describes the results of a pilot study into the impact of technology in schools during the late 1960's.

In attempting to clarify the position of technology in the schools, this report considered three fundamental questions:
* What is Technology?
*...

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