Category Archives: Employability

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses…..so tell us something new!

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses, lecturers have said. Academics complained that lower entry requirements had led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. A … Continue reading

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School of Management (Bradford University) – Mock Assessment Day 2, 2016

It was a glorious sunny morning as I wandered across the university campus to the “re” building where the assessment centre was to take place. Students were beginning to drift in, looking a bit sheepish and nervous about what was … Continue reading

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Mock Assessment Centre (Day 1), Bradford University School of Management 2016

A further pilgrimage to the School of Management at Bradford University today (in the ubiquitous “re” building) for the mock assessment centre for the students participating in the career management module which is part of their degree programme. The students … Continue reading

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A flawed Higher Education strategy leads to high drop out rates………….

Around one in ten undergraduates drop out after just a year of studying at 20 universities across the country, new research reveals. Ten per cent of students fail to continue into their second-year at institutions including Teesside, Leeds Beckett, Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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Spot the female conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic (2016 / 17)

  As autumn slowly approaches thoughts turn for many music fans to the programmes of the various symphony orchestras in cities around the world. Usually by late September  / early October the music seasons have commenced and those of us … Continue reading

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Walkers Jewellers, a beacon of light for excellent customer service………..

  Recently I have been trying to obtain a replacement leather strap for a ladies Maurice Lacroix watch, quite a straightforward task you are thinking, well the simple answer is no. First of all I went to Walkers Jewellers in … Continue reading

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C.I.P.D……a laughing stock!

The above recently appeared on one of the Linkedin discussion boards after the Referendum Vote on Britain leaving the EU. At first I thought it was a “send up” but then realised it was deadly serious. What a pathetic response … Continue reading

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