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Karen Glen

Karen Glen is a qualified teacher, a senior leader from the pharmaceutical industry and latterly head of careers at Skills Development Scotland (a Scottish Government Agency).
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Employment skills: Five ways to enhance student employability (Part 2)

Tuesday, 14/11/2017 - 09:48

 

Enhancing student employment skills and employability has become (and will continue to be) a core objective for universities around the world. Education and employment will no longer be seen as two distinct functions or phases of a young...

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Correlation between university rankings and partnerships, and its impact on human capital attraction

Wednesday, 08/11/2017 - 08:38

 

Academia and education have always operated distinctly from business, government bodies and industry. As far as all parties were concerned, each had their own objectives and modus operandi that precluded the need to collaborate (except when...

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How your faculty needs to evolve to keep up with education industry trends

Monday, 06/11/2017 - 01:44

India’s higher education landscape is undergoing a period of profound change in response to its key education challenges: low enrollment, poor quality of education standards and a disconnect between the supply of and demand for education. These...

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Career planning: The most popular career paths for graduates today

Thursday, 02/11/2017 - 08:27

It might feel like centuries ago, but can you remember what motivated you to choose your degree? Maybe you come from a long line of doctors and so medicine was the obvious choice. Perhaps your fascination with the great Renaissance artists...

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The future of education and technology over the next ten years

Tuesday, 31/10/2017 - 08:47

We’ve explored the interplay between education and technology in our previous blog article about how students today differ from those of 30 years ago. The ubiquity of, and easy access to, information has created a shift in how education is valued...

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The future of global university funding and what this means for your institution

Wednesday, 25/10/2017 - 09:24

They might not be perceived as such (although this is changing), but universities are businesses and, like businesses, require a healthy cash flow in order to operate and provide education services. As such, funding is a constant concern for...

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Preparation for working life: How to get your students to take an interest in their careers

Monday, 23/10/2017 - 08:37

Secondary education has, in some cases, remained virtually unchanged in format for over a hundred years. Buildings might have been rebuilt, classrooms upgraded with technological gadgets and assignments completed on laptops instead of in exercise...

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Leading curriculum change: What will be the most popular degrees of the future?

Thursday, 19/10/2017 - 09:17

The world is undergoing immense technological, economic, social and environmental changes that are causing major disruption to the job market (as we expand on in our previous blog about the future of the job market). Positions that have lasted...

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Entrepreneurship or employment skills: Which should your university prioritise?

Tuesday, 17/10/2017 - 08:53

Tertiary education around the world is evolving from being solely a means of imparting knowledge about core disciplines to a platform on which students prepare for strong careers. As such, the required skills (both technical and transferable)...

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Why institutional reputation matters and its implication for talent acquisition

Wednesday, 11/10/2017 - 09:18

There are few instances when reputation doesn’t play a key role in the success of an organisation or individual, be that in business, the media or education. Reputation impacts how stakeholders perceive an institution, which has significant...

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