Education and Training

  • 'Call to arms' to Gloucestershire employers – now is the time to choose the talent for the future

    'Call to arms' to Gloucestershire employers – now is the time to choose the talent for the future

    21-10-2020

    Beat away the thick clouds of covid-related gloom and it becomes clear huge blocks have been pushed into place to ensure the county’s economy can build for the future. Speaking to business peopl...

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  • Agri-tech business enters partnership to help next generation of students grow

    Agri-tech business enters partnership to help next generation of students grow

    15-10-2020

    The next generation of farmers being trained in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from what has been described as “an exciting new partnership” with agi-tech business Glas Data.  ...

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  • Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    08-10-2020

    Two visits from a Government minister within a month to Gloucestershire, both celebrating transformational developments in education and training, is nothing to be sniffed at.  Okay, this ...

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  • Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    06-10-2020

    A name Gloucester Rugby fans will be all too familiar with has returned to the county, but still with his sights set on success in the game.  The fly-half, whose career saw him play almost...

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  • Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    05-10-2020

    “There is very good reason for people in the county to be positive” is the message from someone at the heart of the sector which is fast becoming a very visible bedrock of Gloucestershir...

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  • Usually helping to run one of Gloucestershire's highest flying charities inspiring young people, fly2help, this weekend she takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    Usually helping to run one of Gloucestershire's highest flying charities inspiring young people, fly2help, this weekend she takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    28-09-2020

    It is possible that while taking on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions this week the Aim Higher manager of Fly2Help had half a mind on how she could raise even more funds for the charity &ndash...

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  • GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    23-09-2020

    When the country’s most famous intelligence base has been watching your work closely and feels fit to pass judgement on it, you can at least be sure what you are doing is of national importanc...

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  • FA coach joins a Gloucestershire-based hotbed of footballing talent

    FA coach joins a Gloucestershire-based hotbed of footballing talent

    19-09-2020

    An FA football coach with experience working with some of thevery bestyoung players in the country has signed on the dotted line for one of the county’s colleges.  Stacey Miles,...

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  • Man with sword cuts a dash at university birthday party

    Man with sword cuts a dash at university birthday party

    18-09-2020

    It is not often you have a piece of cake masterfully sliced with a foil by an Earl, but that is the way things are done at the Royal Agricultural University.  This was no reckless freshers...

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  • Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    11-09-2020

    A measure of where we are economically, possibly, but certainly a sign of how significant the strides are being taken by Gloucestershire College explain the visit today (September 11) by a Governmen...

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  • Top education award for business school lecturer

    Top education award for business school lecturer

    09-09-2020

    A senior lecturer in business strategy at one of Gloucestershire’s universities has won an award from the British Academy of Management (BAM).  Dr Inge Hill from the Royal Agric...

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  • Gloucestershire aviation skills events for primary school age cleared for takeoff by Government

    Gloucestershire aviation skills events for primary school age cleared for takeoff by Government

    02-09-2020

    An aviation charity based at Gloucestershire Airport is one of the pilots of a Department for Transport backed initiative to help take children’s career aspirations to a higher level - and it ...

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  • Partnership opens chance of a shot at goal of elite sport for students

    Partnership opens chance of a shot at goal of elite sport for students

    21-08-2020

    Despite the challenges of the pandemic new announcements just keep coming from Hartpury University - the latest another potential route to elite sport for its students.  The university and...

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  • Former international coach to help students enter top-level sports careers

    Former international coach to help students enter top-level sports careers

    17-08-2020

    After a successful career in the upper echelons of professional rugby a specialist coach has now turned his attention to Gloucestershire students.  After a decade and a half it marks a ful...

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  • New innovation centre will create 20 jobs and be home to 50 start-up businesses

    New innovation centre will create 20 jobs and be home to 50 start-up businesses

    14-08-2020

    A £1 million award will help create a new work space for businesses, generate 20 jobs and support up to 50 start-up businesses over a five year period.  This is the grand vision unve...

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  • Former receptionist wins permission to build 12 new homes in Cheltenham

    Former receptionist wins permission to build 12 new homes in Cheltenham

    14-08-2020

    If anyone who has just received their exam results is pondering an apprenticeship as a route to work the story of Ella Hammond – a former pupil at Pittville School – is worth following.&...

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  • Former student loans college some of his land - 15,000-acres of it!

    Former student loans college some of his land - 15,000-acres of it!

    13-08-2020

    If ever a deal showed how valuable it can be to get on with your neighbours it is the one done by Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. It has just been granted access to some 15,000 acres of...

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  • Agriculture student signs for Gloucester Rugby

    Agriculture student signs for Gloucester Rugby

    12-08-2020

    An agricultural student from Gloucestershire is reaping the rewards for his sporting talents – with a contract to play for Gloucester Rugby.  Arthur Clark will not be giving up his s...

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  • Businesses run by these three bosses sustain thousands of jobs and generate £480m-plus for the UK

    Businesses run by these three bosses sustain thousands of jobs and generate £480m-plus for the UK

    07-08-2020

    Together the institutions they lead make quite a powerful triumvirate - contributing near £200m to the local economy and some £480-plus million to the UK annually. They employ thousands o...

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  • The family firm spearheading Gloucestershire’s new £2m-plus construction skills centre

    The family firm spearheading Gloucestershire’s new £2m-plus construction skills centre

    06-08-2020

    When GFirst LEP revealed this week it had helped secure the county £11.3 million to be split between five investment projects to create nearly 1,000 jobs there was plenty of celebrating. ...

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  • How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    05-08-2020

    Yesterday GFirst LEP dropped the happy news that £11.3 million of investment had been won to kickstart projects across Gloucestershire creating 1,000 jobs and driving the economy.   ...

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  • Employers urged to back Gloucestershire talent and use Government funding to recruit

    Employers urged to back Gloucestershire talent and use Government funding to recruit

    05-08-2020

    As it works hard to be heard above the economic fall-out from the pandemic and to give a positive focus for employers, Gloucestershire College is calling on business to take note.  The col...

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  • New sporting partnership with Bath will develop next generation of professional players

    New sporting partnership with Bath will develop next generation of professional players

    04-08-2020

    An exciting partnership has been unveiled between two of the UK’s leading sporting institutions aimed at supporting the development of professional netball players.  Already recognis...

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  • New football club for Gloucestershire aims to be pathway to professional game

    New football club for Gloucestershire aims to be pathway to professional game

    04-08-2020

    One of the country’s most respected cradles of elite sport has announced it is launching a new football club aimed at bridging the gap to the professional game.  It could, of course,...

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  • Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

    Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

    31-07-2020

    A former Gloucester and England rugby player has been signed to the coaching team of one of the top women’s rugby clubs in the UK - based in Gloucestershire.James Forrester has been appointed as...

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  • University of Gloucestershire Media School publishes news of two new high-profile recruits

    University of Gloucestershire Media School publishes news of two new high-profile recruits

    31-07-2020

    The next generation of media professionals to graduate from the University of Gloucestershire will be taught by two of Gloucestershire’s most experienced journalists.  The university&rsq...

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  • College urges employers to take advantage of new apprenticeship incentive payments

    College urges employers to take advantage of new apprenticeship incentive payments

    23-07-2020

    In what can only be seen as part of the emerging unified battle cry from Gloucestershire – its biggest college is calling on business to grab a cash offer to help them develop their staff team...

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  • Dream sustainable family business that is music to the ears

    Dream sustainable family business that is music to the ears

    22-07-2020

    So many elements of the business you are about to read about sound like fiction - as if they are taken from a novel, something about ‘how to start your dream business and fall in love&rsq...

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  • Do not rely on the Government measures – invest in yourself

    Do not rely on the Government measures – invest in yourself

    21-07-2020

    As bold as Government measures might be to help protect a generation of young people from the full corrosive force of the coronavirus pandemic, they must make their own luck.  Matthew Burg...

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  • Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    21-07-2020

    Students looking to enjoy a career in rugby at the highest level as well as gaining an academic qualification will continue to benefit from the increasing collaboration between Hartpury and PRO14 rugb...

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  • University ranked in UK’s top 10 per cent by students

    University ranked in UK’s top 10 per cent by students

    20-07-2020

    One of Gloucestershire’s three universities has been rated among the top 10 per cent in the UK in the 2020 National Student Survey.  Ninety per cent of its students said they were sa...

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  • Gloucestershire schools prepare for all pupils to return in September

    Gloucestershire schools prepare for all pupils to return in September

    14-07-2020

    According to the county council it is working with schools to meet the Government’s challenge of all pupils returning to the classroom for September.  Ninety per cent of schools in t...

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  • Equestrian championships to be staged in Gloucestershire in 2022

    Equestrian championships to be staged in Gloucestershire in 2022

    07-07-2020

    The 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors are set to be staged in Gloucestershire.   It is good news for Hartpury, the venue saddled with the a...

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  • Multi-million-pound dynamic business positioned at the heart of county’s future

    Multi-million-pound dynamic business positioned at the heart of county’s future

    03-07-2020

    Investment, transformation, multi-million-pound building projects, business partnerships, and coming clean about its relationship with that most secret of institutions - a certain organisation has b...

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  • Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    26-06-2020

    Five rugby players have become the latest graduates from to sign for its RFU Championship club Hartpury University RFC.  Will Crane, Tom Everard, Harry Wilson, Jack Johnson and Ervin Muric...

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  • Student’s groundbreaking research into the dairy industry wins university £1 million

    Student’s groundbreaking research into the dairy industry wins university £1 million

    25-06-2020

    A foundation that provides financial support for research into agricultural which could benefit the general public and business has singled out a student from Gloucestershire.  Hartpury Un...

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  • Employers needed to help keep 20 top cyber degree apprentices in Gloucestershire

    Employers needed to help keep 20 top cyber degree apprentices in Gloucestershire

    19-06-2020

    Twenty “outstanding candidates” have been offered conditional places on the new cyber degree apprenticeship course at Gloucestershire College – but need an employer to start their ...

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  • Hartpury saddles up for UK equine conference

    Hartpury saddles up for UK equine conference

    17-06-2020

    Hartpury University is supporting the UK Equine Student Conference 2020 to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with an opportunity to present research during the coronavirus pandemi...

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  • New appointments as independent school expands

    New appointments as independent school expands

    12-06-2020

    An independent progressive school in Gloucester has appointed two new staff – one with an interesting personal connection for music fans.  Wotton House International School has just won ...

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  • Big interview: Mark Harrod of Bridge Training

    Big interview: Mark Harrod of Bridge Training

    12-06-2020

    I have lost count of the number of supremely able individuals running successful companies whose journey through school, from the perspective of academic achievement at least, is probably best forgott...

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  • Asking the right questions is key still - but what are they? Simon Merrell, Merrell People

    Asking the right questions is key still - but what are they? Simon Merrell, Merrell People

    12-06-2020

    Business owners and leaders will no doubt be torn between operational and strategic agendas like never before. Not everyone will have the luxury of senior managers who are able to help create the spa...

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  • Pandemic is putting Gloucestershire universities through examination of a lifetime

    Pandemic is putting Gloucestershire universities through examination of a lifetime

    10-06-2020

    Universities are used to examinations, but the test that all three Gloucestershire’s are sitting currently has only two outcomes – one is success and the other does not bear thinking abo...

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  • Partnership between cyber business group and college will benefit county's economy

    Partnership between cyber business group and college will benefit county's economy

    10-06-2020

    Its influence growing and its name all over anything to do with cyber in Gloucestershire, now CyNam has won the backing on its biggest college.  Gloucestershire College said it has agreed ...

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  • Leading rugby clubs team up to help students play at the highest level

    Leading rugby clubs team up to help students play at the highest level

    05-06-2020

    Students in Gloucestershire will have more opportunity to play at the highest level thanks to the coming together of two top rugby teams.  Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC and Chelten...

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  • Do you have the talent to succeed post lockdown: Simon Merrell, Merrell People

    Do you have the talent to succeed post lockdown: Simon Merrell, Merrell People

    05-06-2020

    Buy, build or borrow? A typical dilemma for business in relation to the skills they need. All have upsides and downsides and typically the only viable answer is a mix of all three. Executed well a c...

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  • Outdoor centre takes record bookings – but is still in the financial wilderness

    Outdoor centre takes record bookings – but is still in the financial wilderness

    05-06-2020

    Outdoor learning beauty spot The Wilderness Centre has revealed it bookings for 2021 could well give the Gloucestershire business a record financial year.  Closed like many due to the pand...

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  • We will be more than just a bystander following the death of George Floyd says University of Gloucestershire

    We will be more than just a bystander following the death of George Floyd says University of Gloucestershire

    04-06-2020

    The video message from vice chancellor Steve Marston is somber, understated and British in its tone, but it is strong and clear – the University of Gloucestershire will act following the ...

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  • Investment in Agri Tech Centre harvests awards spot for Gloucestershire manager

    Investment in Agri Tech Centre harvests awards spot for Gloucestershire manager

    04-06-2020

    Manager of Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre, Ben Thompson, has been appointed as a judge for the prestigious British Farming Awards 2020. The awards, which will go ahead in a virtual format this year, showc...

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  • Ofsted awards training business stamp of approval

    Ofsted awards training business stamp of approval

    02-06-2020

    A Gloucester-based independent learning provider has been recognised for its positive work with disengaged young people with a ‘Good’ Ofsted report. Bridge Training Limited, which has bee...

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  • Partnership between universities and business awarded nearly £4m

    Partnership between universities and business awarded nearly £4m

    20-05-2020

    Two of Gloucestershire’s universities have been awarded £3.8 million to create a new national centre to support innovation and unlock the potential of rural economies post pandemic. ...

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  • Hartpury asks landlords to consider rent reductions for its students

    Hartpury asks landlords to consider rent reductions for its students

    18-05-2020

    In an open letter, Hartpury University has asked landlords in Gloucestershire to consider granting a no-penalty early release to those students who have vacated their accommodation as a result of...

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  • Be busy and be positive. How journalism students can best survive this crisis: Paul Wiltshire, University of Gloucestershire

    Be busy and be positive. How journalism students can best survive this crisis: Paul Wiltshire, University of Gloucestershire

    07-05-2020

    This time last year, the first of our third years had found themselves jobs.They’d all pretty much completed placements, emerging from their work experience in newsrooms, broadcasting studios an...

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  • College donates facilities to aid NHS training and PPE factory

    College donates facilities to aid NHS training and PPE factory

    01-05-2020

    A college has revealed it has given over its facilities and some of its equipment to help train NHS staff and make PPE equipment needed in the fight against the coronavirus.  South Glouces...

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  • Degree apprenticeships open up career in policing in Gloucestershire

    Degree apprenticeships open up career in policing in Gloucestershire

    01-05-2020

    The first wave of entrants in the police constable degree apprenticeship (PCDA) have been welcomed in Gloucestershire.  The introduction of the PCDA provides a new entry route for those wh...

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  • Student wows construction industry with low carbon housing ideas

    Student wows construction industry with low carbon housing ideas

    28-04-2020

    A student from Gloucestershire has wowed judges with a unique environmentally friendly housing design at a national competition.  University of Gloucestershire student, Kat Cooke...

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  • Manager named in sustainability 30 under 30 listing

    Manager named in sustainability 30 under 30 listing

    28-04-2020

    A young manager from the University of Gloucestershire has been chosen to join a prestigious club recognising aspiring young sustainability, CSR and energy professionals.  Miriam Webb, sus...

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  • Pandemic causes an appetite for widespread changes

    Pandemic causes an appetite for widespread changes

    21-04-2020

    Pandemic causes an appetite for widespread changes  A YouGov survey has highlighted a number of social and environmental changes that people in the UK are seeing as a result of the coron...

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  • University kitchen helping feed 5,000 during coronavirus crisis

    University kitchen helping feed 5,000 during coronavirus crisis

    21-04-2020

    A Gloucestershire university has revealed it has repurposed kitchens which would otherwise be closed due to the coronavirus lockdown to help feed 5,000 Gloucestershire residents.  The Roya...

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  • New sports masters degree will put students at top of their game

    New sports masters degree will put students at top of their game

    21-04-2020

    A Gloucestershire university has launched a masters degree to prepare students for careers as sports analysts in high-level performance sports settings.  The MSc Applied Performance Anal...

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  • College is rated highest achieving of its kind in the country

    College is rated highest achieving of its kind in the country

    21-04-2020

    Already rated outstanding by Ofsted across all areas a Gloucestershire College has gained further national recognition for its students’ academic success.  For the third year in...

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  • International conference in Gloucestershire postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

    International conference in Gloucestershire postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

    21-04-2020

    A major international conference due to take place at Hartpury for those dedicated to the welfare of horses has been called off.  Organisers have postponed the International Society for Eq...

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  • Architects of NHS face masks revealed as Gloucester firm

    Architects of NHS face masks revealed as Gloucester firm

    21-04-2020

    A firm usually more at home designing buildings has been revealed as one of the businesses now helping provide vital protective clothing for NHS staff fighting the effects of COVID-19.  No...

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