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Letters: How water from roofs can be prevented from overwhelming sewerage

SIR - I recall, as a retired chartered surveyor, that in my early career it was common practice to pipe roof rainwater into soakaways within the curtilage of a new property. Then it became the policy on new estates for all rainwater to be piped to an existing watercourse, often a substantial distance away.

Flexible working - Research Professional News

The way we lead our lives is changing faster than ever. The fourth industrial revolution, driven by rapid evolution of technology, has disrupted almost every industry. As the nature of jobs changes as quickly, workers may need to upskill or reskill many times over the course of their careers.

Birkbeck master cleared of misconduct after latest retraction

But master of Birkbeck has accepted that there were "procedural matters" in his lab that "required attention" Papers from Birkbeck master"s research group among "an unspecified number" being looked at by University College London

University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing

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UCL clears Latchman over long-running fraud allegations - Research Professional News

Go back David Latchman, the master of Birkbeck, University of London, "had no knowledge of, or involvement in" incidents of scientific fraud that took place on projects in which he was involved at University College London, according to an internal hearing.

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We are at a critical juncture on lifelong learning

vice chancellor, Birkbeck, University of London 12 Nov 2021, 9:46 The lifelong education commission is calling for changes - including a rule that needs abolishing, writes David Latchman You may not have thought it applies to you, in the relatively stable, professionalised career of teaching, but "lifelong learning" is something we will soon all have to think about.

Bringing universities into the 21 Century: supporting onsite teaching with virtual learning - HEPI

This blog was contributed by Professor David Latchman, Vice-Chancellor at Birkbeck, University of London. After 18-months of enforced online learning, it is not surprising that most students were keen to return to onsite teaching and the unique opportunities that in-person university life presents. There are good reasons why the in-person model is so enduring.

An English Social Mobility Index: new report proposes a ranking of universities" impact on social mobility - HEPI

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is today publishing a new paper, Designing an English Social Mobility Index (HEPI Debate Paper 27), which offers a methodology for comparing the contribution of individual English higher education providers" to social mobility. The Index challenges the often-made assumption that only particular kinds of universities make a substantial impact on social [...]

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Opportunity to reset: Labour"s lifelong learning commission | Wonkhe

If upskilling and reskilling the workforce was a real and pressing issue before Brexit, it is set to become even more acute in the future. Concrete commitments to address the barriers to higher education for mature learners, informed by the experiences and knowledge of the institutions which cater for them, are needed more urgently than ever.

To stop poor students giving up on university, we must offer them places now | David Latchman

fter the government cancelled A-levels, the decision to award calculated grades based on a pupil"s past performance and teacher assessments was welcome news for most young people hoping to go to university. The vast majority will secure a place soon and be provided with at least some reassurance about their next step in life.

Adult education, mental health and democracy | Letters

Your leader rightly deplores the severe reductions in adult education and part-time learning provision in recent years ( The Guardian view on adult education: bring back evening classes, 21 March). This has numerous negative consequences, not only for potential adult learners themselves but also for wider society.

Skidmore: don"t leave universities out of lifelong learning plans

Former universities minister says there is a danger reforms will focus too narrowly on colleges

Letter: Lifelong learning deserves support - it has a key role in our future prosperity

I was delighted to read Simon Greaves" account of his studies at Birkbeck (" It is never too late to return to university ", FT.com, January 14). Mr Greaves" reason for returning to university at 60 because he felt "underqualified", and the enjoyment he has derived from doing so, highlight the important roles of part-time higher education.

Lifelong Education Commission Launch - ResPublica

Former Universities Minister Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP will launch a new Lifelong Education Commission at ResPublica. The Commission will seek to recommend how barriers to lifelong learning can be removed, what future investment is needed to support this and what regulatory change is needed to ensure the maximum possible flexibility that will benefit learners.

Campaign calls for adult learning entitlement

A group of experts including academics, campaigners and politicians is calling for a new entitlement enabling access to skills and learning courses for both younger and older adult learners. The campaign, entitled Right2Learn and launched today, says participation in adult education has collapsed since 2010, yet workers hit by the coronavirus crisis urgently need reskilling and retraining.

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Employers to step up skills investment as Covid transforms work - CBI/Birkbeck Education & Skills Survey | CBI

The Skills & Post-16 Education Bill can be a spur to Ā£130bn training investment needed by 2030 from business & Government - CBI 41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-COVID levels in response to accelerating changes to work, according to the 2021 CBI/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey.

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Employers To Step Up Skills Investment As COVID Transforms Work - CBIi/Birkbeck Education & Skills Survey

41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-COVID levels in response to accelerating changes to work, according to the 2021 CBI/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey.

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Birkbeck launches free online programme for "curious minds" - University Business

Birkbeck, University of London, has launched a series of free online events, activities and resources available to the public. Birkbeck...

Flexible working - Research Professional News

The way we lead our lives is changing faster than ever. The fourth industrial revolution, driven by rapid evolution of technology, has disrupted almost every industry. As the nature of jobs changes as quickly, workers may need to upskill or reskill many times over the course of their careers.