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  • Fri, 31/10/2014 - 09:48

    Dear Colleagues

    Yesterday the OED (Outreach, Empowerment, and Diversity) Network launched new tools to help overcome barriers to learning.

    Alistair Lockhart-Smith, NIACE Project Officer, said:

  • Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:30

    BIS commissioned survey of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models and approaches

    Dear colleague,

    NIACE has been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to research BYOD approaches to support learning providers in formal, non-formal and informal learning settings to effectively facilitate learners using their own devices in their learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Sat, 13/09/2014 - 10:35

    If World Suicide Prevention Day raised your awareness and made you think about what you can do personally and what your organsation and all of us in further education and skills can do to prevent suicide then it's been a successful start.  

    But it's only a start. What's important now, is what you do to help change things over the next 364 days and beyond:

  • Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:50

    Make mental health bigger priority

    Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer.

    Her annual report said mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days last year - up 24% since 2009.

  • Sun, 07/09/2014 - 18:15

    New Equality and Diversity Good Practice Fund (2014/15)

    The Skills Funding Agency (the Agency) has announced a further round of equality and diversity grants:

    "...with a focus on embedding and sustaining good practice. A prospectus will be available by the end of September for Skills Funding Agency-funded colleges and training organisations to bid for up to £30,000 to deliver six month projects. The Fund will be managed by the Equality Challenge Unit on behalf of the Agency."

  • Thu, 04/09/2014 - 21:49

    The Staff Diversity Diary (2014/15) is a diary with a difference. It's full of equality and diversity information, tips and guidance on each page, not to mention monthly planners and summaries, inspection, legislation, protected characteristics, embedding tips, reminders for key equalities dates and more...

  • Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:15

    Were you at the  EDIF projects' dissemination event at Capel Manor  College on 9 July 2014 , where we launched the 2014/15 staff Diversity Diary? if not, get your electronic copy here now 

  • Mon, 04/08/2014 - 15:47

    Digital Democracy 2014

    Calling all learners - An invitation for learners in excluded groups

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for learners to tell politicians what they think about democracy and explore new ways in which Parliament can communicate with them through digital technology. Would you like to be involved?

  • Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:21

    Interested in the new workplace wellbeing charter national award for England?

    Then take a look at this exciting opportunity

  • Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:18

    One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research

    One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge.

    Writing in The Lancet Neurology, the Cambridge team analysed population-based data to work out the main seven risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

    These are: