Nearly 2m apprenticeships created since general election (Huffington Post)
Speaking at the Skills Show in Birmingham, Nick Clegg has revealed that apprenticeships in England are nearing 2 million. He also announced plans to implement a national database of apprenticeship opportunities, to be in place by next September. Huffington Post has the full story.
Record numbers of British students opting to study in the US (Independent)
The Independent reports that record numbers of UK students are choosing to take up places at US universities. Figures show an 8 per cent rise on last year – the largest year on year rise for more than a decade – the an even more marked increase among undergraduates of 11 percent.
Embrace engineering’s creative side in order to fix skills gap (BBC)
Sir John O’Reilly, a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, has argued that engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career and avoid an industry skills gap. The BBC reports on the full story.
What university life is like on a ‘forgotten campus” (Guardian)
An interesting article in the Guardian looks at some of the pros and cons of studying at secondary campuses. Essential reading for any student considering this option at university.