A recent graduate enters the workforce for the first time with a basic set of skills and the ability to learn. Having a degree to get a job is only the starting point. Learning must now continue for a lifetime, with continuous upskilling.
It was a results day like no other. Unlike in previous years, A-level results were based, not on exams, but on teachers’ estimations and datasets. Many were not pleased with their results– especially since an estimated 40 per cent of results were downgraded.
This time last year, most educators would never have predicted how much time their students would spend learning via video. But in July, the Department for Education (DfE) issued guidance for all schools to have the capacity for remote learning by September. This education, the guidance said, should be “high quality and aligning as closely as …
FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, conducted a ‘dream career’ survey to coincide with the launch of Ace the Interview, a collection of courses designed to help people prepare for those ‘dream job’ interviews.
While python is still number one, there is growing interest in learning more about the virus on online platforms.
Earlier this month, the UK government released further details on its new points-based immigration system, part of which hopes to provide international students the opportunity to live and work in the UK for a further two to three years after they graduate, writes Justin Cooke, chief content and partnerships officer at FutureLearn.
The most respondents to a recent dream career survey chose Zoology (22%) as their top dream career, closely followed by Architecture (21%) and Engineering (20%), with non-STEM focused careers, Professional Food Testing (17%) and Teaching (15%) coming fourth and fifth.
Finding a job during or after university is about to get a whole lot harder. Employers hit by Covid-19 are cancelling work experience or cutting back on graduate recruitment, leaving thousands of students to chase a shrinking number of opportunities.
As we emerge from this period of enforced remote working, we take with us the lessons learned in lockdown – namely that online and social learning can deliver positive results and provide more inclusive upskilling opportunities.
Looking to leverage some downtime? Whether you’re upskilling your resume or sharpening your entrepreneurial chops, there’s an abundance of free online resources to log on to.