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Key topic areas covered include: Higher Education, Further Education & Skills, Secondary, and Primary & Early Years.

In conversation: Supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

In 2020 around 43% of those seeking asylum in the UK were women and children. Of these, 8% were children who arrived in the country without a parent or guardian. We spoke to Coventry City Council, about they are working with local partners to provide more holistic care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Interview: Workplace Allocation Strategies at Brunel University

Nearly two-thirds of staff in higher education are unhappy with the level of support they receive from employers. Workload is one of the main drivers for this dissatisfaction, with some staff working an average of 50 hours per week. We spoke to Strategic Planning Manager, Erica Moses Neacy, about how Workplace Allocation Management has helped improve staff workload at Brunel University.

In Conversation: Tackling Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Throughout the pandemic Higher education providers have had to devise new ways to support student and staff wellbeing. In this interview with University of Bath, Staff Wellbeing Manager, Heather Girling, we explore how to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.

In Conversation: Becoming a Net-Zero University, Turning Ambitions into Reality

In recent years higher education providers have made efforts to improve sustainability; most UK universities now have sustainability pledges. The University of Nottingham is at the forefront of this movement, with carbon reduction targets in place across all its campuses. We spoke to Andy Nolan, the Director of Sustainability and Development at the University of Nottingham about turning these ambitions into reality.

Improving Prospective Student Engagement in FE through Effective Marketing

There was a 15.6% decrease in the number of people enrolled in further education courses in 2019/20, compared with the previous year. We spoke to Antoinette Beekye, Head of Digital Marketing, Communications and Enrichment at Waltham Forest College about the current issues facing the FE sector and how they have developed marketing strategies to mitigate these.

In Conversation: Supporting Wellbeing in Higher Education

While supporting university students has gathered a lot of media attention during the pandemic, teaching staff have also needed increased wellbeing support. We heard from Jane Fawkes, Deputy Principal and University College Secretary at the University College of Estate Management about how they have embedded wellbeing across the university.

Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students in Higher Education

The number of care leavers entering Higher Education in 2018/19 was 13%, while in that same year, 14% of estranged students deferred or suspended their studies. We spoke to Lisa Ravenscroft, Communications Manager at ProtectEd on how the organisation is working with universities to support these students, helping them to access and complete studies.

An Interview with Professor Florence Myles: Primary Modern Foreign Language Teaching in the UK

Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland and Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser RoSPA, discusses the impact of fatigue on organisations.

Sharing Insights From the Teacher Workload Survey: In Discussion With NFER

Tackling excessive teacher workloads is a high priority for the education sector as it links to teacher wellbeing, job satisfaction and retention. We spoke to Matthew Walker, Research Manager at the National Foundation for Educational Research, about the impact of high teacher workloads.