Tag Archives: selection

PwC are my new social mobility heroes while, across the water, Athlone students get suited and booted

I was so pleased when I read that PwC had made the decision not to use UCAS points as a barrier to entry on to their graduate programmes. I hope this is the first crack in the wall and other … Continue reading

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New Year. New Breakfast News. New partner. New conversation. Brave new world. Same old cooked breakfast

On 5 March, we start a new cycle of GTI Breakfast News events, in association with AGR once more but with a brand new partner, Havas People. There’s the usual stellar line up of speakers including Kate Robertson, Global President … Continue reading

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Does a bad rep stop students making applications?

There’s a depressing narrative being aired relentlessly in the media in the run-up to the General Election in May. It goes roughly as follows: young people are unengaged with politics and view all politicians as two-faced, self-serving lying bastards. Whether or not … Continue reading

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The women STEM shortage thing – am I repeating myself?

I find myself having more Sisyphus moments as the years go by. It seems that every month now, I push some metaphorical boulder up that sodding hill only to see it rolling back to where it started. It’s been called … Continue reading

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Recruiting graduates with learning difficulties is both possible and good for the business. By Dickens, it’s fair too!

Regular readers might have noticed that nothing riles me more than patently unfair and illogical recruitment practices. Like a modern-day Charles Dickens, I rage against unfairness but not at such great length, you’ll be pleased to hear. I do and … Continue reading

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Staff retention made simple. Lessons from Breakfast News

Despite a tendency to elaborate for comic effect(?), I have always been more Hemingway than Conrad. I admire spare prose, distrust adjectives and would rather poke my eyes out with a hat-pin than suffer the closing chapter of Heart of … Continue reading

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Not perfect but careers advice and employer engagement in schools is appreciated by most students

I heard Dr Vince Cable at an AGCAS Conference earlier this year say, and these weren’t his exact words, that the government had made a right old mess in schools when they abolished the Connextions service and asked (told) schools … Continue reading

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