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Article 26, Guide for universities/colleges.

Posted by HEART | Posted: 20th March 2014 4:32pm

The Helena Kennedy Foundation supported Article 26 team have published an excellent guide for universities and colleges offering comprehensive information and advice in supporting students from an asylum seeker background. The guide has been published following consultation with practitioners working in Universities that currently offer Article 26 places for those asylum seekers who are not […]

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Passionate talk from former Art Director at RockStar Games

Posted by HEART | Posted: 10th March 2014 1:56pm

HEART in conjunction  with Higher Level Skills Ambassador Ed Ryder have worked together to organise a series of high profile events branded “ShineOn”, a spin out from Ed’s Yorkshire Talking Heads business, inviting young learners from widening participation backgrounds to meet some of the most successful and inspirational business figures in the region. Former Art Director of RockStar […]

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It’s never too late to learn and Bill proves it!

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th March 2014 1:10pm

        You’re never too old to learn, as one student at HEART partner, Leeds Trinity University has proven by progressing onto the second year of a Foundation degree at the age of 89. ​Bill Hart is Leeds Trinity University’s oldest student, studying a foundation degree in Professional Coaching of Lishi Movement. Lishi is a […]

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HEART Partner Assists New Wortley Community Centre Secure Grant

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th March 2014 10:53am

  HEART Partner, Leeds Beckett University, have assisted New Wortley Community Centre in securing a substantial grant toward development of a new Community Centre. Working with the newly created Live Project Office, students studying architecture have carried our preliminary work on designs with the winning design by Vahagn Mkrtchyan supporting the bid for Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching […]

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Grand Theft Auto – Shine On

Posted by HEART | Posted: 11th February 2014 4:05pm

We are not in the business of advocating car theft but we do recognise the immense value of the gaming industry to Leeds City Region and that many of the world’s most popular games, including Grand Theft Auto, are designed and developed in Leeds. We are delighted to announce the first in a series of Yorkshire […]

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One Minute Business Read – Want to Know a Secret?

Posted by HEART | Posted: 10th February 2014 12:56pm

Universities and colleges are open for business! In many conversations with business we receive really positive feedback about the work and support provided by our partner colleges and universities.  We do however receive a number of regular critical themes.  These include: They waste money on irrelevant research! Graduates are not trained for the jobs we […]

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Dreams Can Come True!

Posted by HEART | Posted: 6th February 2014 8:08am

At HEART we truly believe in the value of learning and how it can empower individuals and organisations to achieve success personally, financially and creatively. Kirklees College student, Chrissy Eastwood, is a fantastic example returning to learning to pursue her dream to become a commercial photographer.  With her hard work and application to study, the […]

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One Minute Business Read – 16 January 2014

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th January 2014 1:38pm

A rather belated Happy and Prosperous New Year to all our followers. We enter 2014 with a real sense of optimism with the economy showing genuine signs of sustained and sustainable recovery regionally, nationally and internationally. A number of the businesses that we are working with on a regular basis are indicating they have more […]

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Adult Learners’ Festival 2014

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th January 2014 7:56am

HEART is delighted to be supporting the newly established National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) Adult Learners’ Festival.  We have previously supported the Adult Learners’ Week and will do so again this year as we sponsor the HEART Raising Aspirations Award for outstanding adult learners studying at higher level. Information on last year’s award […]

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Higher Level Skills Ambassador Installed as Canon

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th December 2013 9:21am

One of our Higher Level Skills Ambassadors has recently been installed as a Lay Canon at Ripon Cathedral.  This is yet another honour and role for Keith who seems to have unbounded energy and an amazing ability at connecting people for the benefit of Yorkshire. The service was significant as the last Installation service to […]

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National Network for the Education of Care Leavers Annual Event

Posted by HEART | Posted: 15th December 2013 4:47pm

HEART represent the Yorkshire & Humber Region on the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) Strategic Group and therefore supported the development and delivery of the first annual event. The First Annual Event of NNECL took place on Wednesday 11th December kindly hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. With over 100 participants from […]

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Congratulations to University of Huddersfield

Posted by HEART | Posted: 29th November 2013 8:38am

Our partners offer a wonderful range of traditional higher education courses and a variety of support services for individuals and businesses wishing to re-skill and up-skill.  In fact, West Yorkshire probably has the finest selection of higher education providers anywhere outside London (and we would argue anywhere at all!). It is therefore fantastic to see […]

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Thank You!

Posted by HEART | Posted: 22nd November 2013 4:57pm

Thank you to our Higher Level Skills Ambassadors for attending the Yorkshire Talking Heads event in Leeds on the 22 November 2013 and bringing along invited guests. In the first gathering of the Ambassadors we were treated to some strong networking, creation of ideas, a good meal and a talk by Mark Robson, UKTI Yorkshire […]

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One Minute Business Read – 8 November 2013

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th November 2013 11:22am

It is always gratifying to learn that graduates are perceived as work ready and this has been reiterated in our reading of the Wakefield State of the Economy report and also in the most recent UKCES research reports.  Similarly conversations with a number of our Higher Level Skills Ambassadors suggest this to be the case […]

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Leading the way on credit transfer!

Posted by HEART | Posted: 4th November 2013 9:21am

Building on the success of the CATS colloquium, held at Bradford College earlier this year, we were delighted that so many partners and businesses attended a follow up event at Bradford College on Wednesday 30th October 2013. This is the latest in a programme of ‘free to attend’ conferences and colloquia held at Bradford College […]

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HEART Partner celebrates a sporting first with sector skills endorsement

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th October 2013 3:05pm

  Leeds City College is celebrating a sporting first after gaining sector skills recognition for its sports coaching provision.   The College is the only Further Education establishment to receive SkillsActive and sports coach UK Endorsement for its HE sport coaching courses.  All previous awardees have been Higher Education institutes / universities.   The stamp […]

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One Minute Business Read – 7 October 2013

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th October 2013 1:47pm

As much as the HEART partnership is about enabling equal opportunity for individuals to access higher education, whether this be under individual approach or via corporate sponsorship, we are not blind to the reality of ‘it’s who you know as much as what you know’ that gains you progress. Could you be a Higher Level […]

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One Minute Read for Business – 5 September 2013

Posted by HEART | Posted: 5th September 2013 8:39am

In the second of our ‘one minute reads’ we turn our attention to the value of student placements and internships for business. Student placements are naturally a great way for students to further develop real life work skills (remember most now work as well as study) and gain experience in the field that they aspire […]

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One Minute Read for Business – 30 July 2013

Posted by HEART | Posted: 30th July 2013 7:55am

Inspired by the one minute manager series of books, HEART thought a one minute read for hectic business leaders and managers might be useful. What can a business do that almost guarantees improved business, productivity, growth and a sustained future?  Invest in higher level skills staff development! Don’t take our word for it, look at […]

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Low Risk HR Solutions for Your Business

Posted by HEART | Posted: 15th July 2013 11:00am

HEART are delighted to support Leeds City Region and welcome the recent decision by the Employment & Skills Board (ESB) to endorse and promote student placements and internships via the 5-3-1 campaign. The opportunity to bring in fresh ideas and an extra pair of hands for general everyday activities or to work on a specific […]

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Leeds City Region Jobs Intel

Posted by HEART | Posted: 3rd July 2013 10:44am

Leeds City Region, under the guidance of the Information, Advice and Guidance Task Group, has launched a suite of resources to support teachers and careers guidance professionals when working with their learners.  Click on the screen shot to the left to access the website.     In this period of adjustment in guidance provision the […]

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Launch of CMI/ILM Progression and Credit Exemption is Brilliant

Posted by HEART | Posted: 27th June 2013 8:05am

At 9.00am on 26 June 2013 HEART launched the outcomes of our work with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) in developing a suite of progression opportunities, many with credit exemptions, into qualifications offered by 9 HEART partners.   Charles Elvin, Chief Executive Officer of ILM simply said “Brilliant!” David […]

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And the winner is …

Posted by HEART | Posted: 23rd May 2013 3:56pm

HEART were delighted to sponsor the Raising Aspirations award at this years regional Adult Learners’ Week Awards held in Forsters Bistro in Bradford. Located adjacent to Bradford City Park the event received an unexpected boost to cheering from the newly promoted Bradford City Football team and their adoring fans as the celebratory open top bus […]

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Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2013

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th May 2013 4:28pm

Adult Learners’ Week offers a focal point to celebrate the range and diversity of learning opportunities available to adults and how lifelong learning can really transform the lives of individuals, communities and organisations.   We are delighted to be sponsoring the Raising Aspirations Award at this year’s Adult Learner Awards for Yorkshire & Humber.  The awards […]

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Partner Open Days

Posted by HEART | Posted: 15th May 2013 10:38am

To better aid and support schools we have now produced a summary of all current Open Days available at our 12 partners.  To access the Open Day sheet please click below:   HEART Partner Open Days   We are always open to feedback on how we can improve our website so please let us know […]

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Beware of the Dragons

Posted by HEART | Posted: 13th May 2013 10:06am

One of our partners, University of Leeds, recently asked if we had contacts with business leaders who might be prepared to judge business ideas developed by teams of students from a range of schools across West Yorkshire.  The competition, part of a financial literacy project, received 22 entries and was sponsored by Santander. We were […]

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Adult Learners’ Week – What Will You Do?

Posted by HEART | Posted: 5th May 2013 4:25pm

HEART was established to support collaborative approaches to support access to higher education from under represented groups and to work with Leeds City Region to support their work in relation to realising a high skill economy that is good for business, jobs, the regional economy and individuals. To achieve this requires adults to engage in […]

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Bradford Colloquium Explores CATS

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th April 2013 3:45pm

Bradford College hosted a Colloquium in March on the subject of CATS, the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme which enables learners to build up credits and transfer these between providers as they build toward a qualification.   The Colloquium, one of a series being developed by David Smith, Dean of Higher Education at Bradford College, […]

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Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme (CATS) Colloquium

Posted by HEART | Posted: 11th March 2013 11:37am

We are delighted to be supporting a CATS Colloquium being held by Bradford College on 26 March 2013. CATS is a system whereby prior certificated learning can receive ‘credit’ toward other qualifications, thereby making progression to and completion of further qualifications simpler and quicker. The CATS system has existed for many years but has been […]

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Association of Colleges HE in FE Conference

Posted by HEART | Posted: 1st March 2013 8:13am

HEART will be at the Aoc HE in FE conference on Wednesday 6 March 2013 in order to talk to a poster designed to show the progress made in relation to the CATS Pilot Project that we are working on as a partnership.  Linking London will be providing a workshop in relation to their project […]

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