Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Edinburgh University Students Call for Nap Time in the Library

Students from Edinburgh University are calling for Nap Pods to be installed in the library. Petitioners claim giving students the opportunity to rest on campus will increase student well-being and so improve results and reduce the number of students found … Continue reading

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New Funding Opportunity for SMEs in the Technology Sector

Businesses are invited to apply for a share of up to £6.5 million to research advanced analytical technologies that could improve business performance. Innovate UK, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), LGC and NEL are to invest up to £6.5 million in innovation projects … Continue reading

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Cheshire Based Care Provider Told to Make Improvements to Protect Patients by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Premier Care Limited – Cheshire West & East Branch Tarporley, Cheshire that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people they care for. Premier Care Limited is a domiciliary … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Bucking The Gender Pay-Gap?

A new online tool that allows the public to find out the gender pay gap for their occupation has been launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening. The online tool, created by the government and the Office for National Statistics, … Continue reading

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The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Writers Award is Growing

The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award has announced a new partnership with the University of Warwick for 2017, with the aim of broadening the award’s platform for supporting and nurturing the country’s … Continue reading

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NHS Financial Performance Has Worsened and is Unsustainable

The financial performance of NHS bodies worsened considerably in 2015-16 and this trend is not sustainable, according to the National Audit Office. Key Stats In 2015-16, NHS commissioners, NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts reported a combined deficit of £1.85 … Continue reading

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The 150 Best Universities for Delivering Work-Ready Graduates Announced

The Times Higher Education supplement has announced the results of its employability survey for 2016. The top ten universities for delivering work-ready graduates is dominated by the USA, taking 6 out of the ten places.  The UK takes fourth and … Continue reading

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Leadership, Medicines Management and Safeguarding Issues Result in Inadequate Rating by CQC

A west London GP practice has been rated as overall Inadequate by England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice. Dr Haider Al-Hasani’s practice in Lynwood Road, Ealing, was found to be Inadequate in being safe, effective, responsive and well-led. It was … Continue reading

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New Government Graduate Placement Scheme For Budding Chartered Surveyors

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released details of its new graduate and placement year schemes. The skills and experience gained as a VOA graduate enable people with potential to progress quickly to senior levels. Graduates also have access to … Continue reading

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Physical Book Sales Continue to Rise in 2016

New figures released by the Publishers Association show that while overall book revenues remained steady in the first half of 2016 physical book revenues continued to rise, indicating that the UK’s renewed love of printed books may be here to … Continue reading

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