Report: What first year university students have been spending their money on

Freshers have had a tough first year at university, but despite the chaos of COVID-19 the spending power of students has remained resilient, according to the first part of the 2021 Student Lifestyle Report, published today by UCAS Media.  ‘Brand and Spend’ is the first chapter of the UCAS Media’s Student Lifestyle Report which, in its

College lecturer making great strides for charities

College lecturer Dave Fitzgerald is making great strides in raising much-needed funds for two local charities. Dave, a lecturer in early years health and care at St Helens College is taking part in his own 365 Day Challenge. Dave said: “I have raised money for a few years now having ran my

Young people missing out on flourishing tech job opportunities

Misconceptions and a lack of awareness are preventing many young people from pursuing technology careers, according to new research.   Despite rising levels of youth unemployment, the report by global emerging talent and reskill training provider, mthree, found that more than three-quarters (78%) of financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals and life sciences businesses continued hiring for entry

Former Edge Hill University student serves up success with school cookery business

An Edge Hill University alumnus has swapped pencils for pans after leaving his teaching role to set up his own cookery business.   James Deveney, from Bolton, graduated in 2015 with a Primary Education degree and worked as a teacher for three years before feeling inspired to cook up his own business teaching culinary lessons to school children.   The ‘Classroom Kitchen’ is

Wargrave House School and College overjoyed after winning at the Educate Awards

The staff who work in the post-16 provision at Wargrave House School and College are overjoyed at winning the Most Inspirational 16-18 Educational Provider award.  Andrew Cooper, school and college account manager at Liverpool John Moores University, Educate Awards category sponsor, rightly stated that ‘students have gone through so much this year’ and this award means they have been recognised for