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Why Does Theo Paphitis support HEART partner University of Huddersfield?

Posted by HEART | Posted: 11th February 2013 1:06pm

HEART exists because of the desire of our twelve partner colleges and universities to work collaboratively with one another and with both schools and businesses in order to support individual, organisational and regional development. Our partners are committed to offering the best possible value for money and support for business and this has just been […]

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Why Should Business Invest in Higher Level Skills Development?

Posted by HEART | Posted: 30th January 2013 2:52pm

Considerable research has been conducted in relation to the value of investing in higher level skills.  At HEART we are committed to working with business and supporting you to find the best solutions to your training and knowledge transfer needs. We have put together a leaflet that provides some of the key headline reasons for […]

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Credit Transfer Project Progressing

Posted by HEART | Posted: 21st December 2012 2:23pm

HEART is managing one of seven projects funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills aimed at developing stronger progression routes with accompanying transfer of credit from the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) to the Higher Education Qualification Framework (HEQF). All seven projects are progressing and details of the latest situation can be located […]

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Looked After Children & Care Leaver Network

Posted by HEART | Posted: 21st December 2012 1:47pm

HEART worked to secure a looked after children (LAC) and care leavers network event bringing together our partners and representatives from both LAC and care leaver teams for the five West Yorkshire Local Authorities. The first network meeting took place on Thursday 13 December 2012.     Attendees were grouped in order that HEART partners were […]

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Congratulations to the Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Posted by HEART | Posted: 30th November 2012 8:01am

With twelve exceptional partners we are always keen to promote achievements and particularly so when they involve national recognition. On 29 November 2012 the University of Huddersfield were present at The Times Higher Education awards hosted by David Walliams at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  They had made the shortlist in two categories, Outstanding […]

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Siemens Engineering Events

Posted by HEART | Posted: 29th November 2012 4:08pm

HEART partners welcomed Leeds City Region Employment and Skills Board sector representative for Engineering and Manufacturing, Simon Nadin, General Manager of Siemens Drive Chain Technology in Leeds to deliver talks to students during November.  The talks took place at the University of Huddersfield and University of Leeds and detailed the benefits of pursuing engineering as […]

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University of Leeds D/deaf Campus event

Posted by HEART | Posted: 14th November 2012 4:21pm

HEART partnered with the Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) to deliver a series of road shows and a campus event.  The campus event took place at University of Leeds on Tuesday 6th November and was a huge success with students coming from Bradford College, Bolton College, Wakefield College, Leeds City College, Hanson Academy, Allerton Grange […]

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DEAF Campus Event

Posted by HEART | Posted: 1st November 2012 8:15am

HEART are looking forward to welcoming, with partners, D/deaf learners to the University of Leeds on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The event which will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) will enable D/deaf learners the opportunity to learn about higher education opportunities and the support available to them to make […]

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Siemens Supporting Engineering Across Leeds City Region

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th October 2012 2:42pm

HEART are delighted that the Leeds City Region Employment and Skills Board sector representative for Engineering and Manufacturing, Simon Nadin, will be talking directly to students throughout November. Simon, General Manager at Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies based in Leeds, is keen to present the wide range of high quality opportunities that exist across […]

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Leeds City Region have endorsed Higher Level Skill Ambassadors

Posted by HEART | Posted: 25th September 2012 8:21am

Leeds City Region is a great place in which to build and do business. We have a great deal to be proud of and this includes the great range of higher education providers, from local Further Education Colleges to Russell Group Universities. Do you value higher level skills in your business? There is a direct […]

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HEART recruits graduate intern to support operations.

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th September 2012 3:48pm

A new intern has been appointed to help support HEART and its operations.  David has recently graduated from the University of Leeds in which he studied Psychology.  David is highly enthusiastic and we are glad to have a new set of eyes onboard to generate fresh ideas. David’s analytical, organisational and communication skills will be […]

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Leeds City Region Labour Market Intelligence 2012/13

Posted by HEART | Posted: 30th August 2012 10:49am

Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership recently commissioned an update to the Labour Market Intelligence for the region. As a result of the support of HEART partners this incorporates information related to Higher Level Skills and employment for graduates based on the Destination of Leavers statistics.  Although the Destination of Leavers information is taken only […]

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Great Start to Website

Posted by HEART | Posted: 20th August 2012 3:11pm

The new HEART website has been well received by partners, business and schools throughout the region and beyond.  Thank you to all those who have provided positive feedback and forwarded details of the site to their contacts. On the launch day, one of our first business visitors was able to connect to the range of […]

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Martin Edmondson presents survey findings

Posted by HEART | Posted: 13th August 2012 2:47pm

Martin Edmondson, CEO of Gradcore & Graduates Yorkshire, presented the findings of the Big Grad Survey to HEART partners. The survey looks at Yorkshire graduates’ experiences of the labour market. A record breaking 3,400 graduates gave their views on salary expectations vs. reality, the worth of internships, placements and other work experience, underemployment, how long […]

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SIMPLIFYING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT PROGRESSION & DEVELOPMENT

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th August 2012 3:33pm

The HEART Manager attended the initial meeting of project leads for the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Pilot Projects funded by BIS via the Skills Funding Agency and Association of Colleges.  The seven projects supported offer a wide range of approaches and curriculum areas.  It was noted that the links that HEART has to the Leeds […]

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More choice for Leeds Trinity students with launch of 2 year accelerated degrees

Posted by HEART | Posted: 13th July 2012 11:00am

In response to student and employer demand, Leeds Trinity has launched 18 new degree courses for students starting in September 2013, which includes 2 year accelerated undergraduate degree courses. These new degree courses will give students the choice to graduate sooner and gain more of the skills that employers demand from graduates. Through working with 1000s […]

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Leeds Trinity seeking University title

Posted by HEART | Posted: 13th July 2012 10:50am

Leeds Trinity University is pleased to confirm that it will be seeking to obtain full University status, following the government’s announcement that the qualifying threshold for university title will be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000 students.  The institution will be consulting widely on its proposed new title, Leeds Trinity University. Leeds Trinity, which has over […]

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Disabled Student Allowances

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th June 2012 10:34am

What are Disabled Students Allowances? DSAs are funding provided to pay for any additional support a disabled student needs in order to study in higher education on an equal basis with non-disabled people. DSAs are not loans and do not have to be paid back. What types of things can DSA pay for? Equipment Allowance: […]

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Funding Secured

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th June 2012 10:25am

HEART has made an excellent start to securing additional funding with a successful bid to AoC/BIS. The funding, which was confirmed in May, is for a collaborative pilot project, focusing on increasing credit accumulation and transfer opportunities supporting progression from across the adult skills, further and higher education sectors. Focusing on the need for leadership […]

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Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th June 2012 10:23am

HEART is working with the award winning Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) to take HEART partners out to the Deaf Community. Through a series of road shows throughout West Yorkshire D/deaf students will be given the opportunity to find out about higher education in the region and the support available to D/deaf students. The road […]

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Adult Learner Week

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th June 2012 10:18am

A team of 7 HEART partners promoted HE in West Yorkshire on Saturday 12 May as part of Adult Learner Week. Staff and student ambassadors provided information to shoppers in the St John’s Shopping Centre in Leeds city centre. Adam Stone from Leeds College of Art displayed students’ art work and the team fielded queries […]

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HEART in partnership with Siemens

Posted by HEART | Posted: 8th May 2012 10:37am

HEART is to host events in partnership with Siemens UK to improve the retention of engineering graduates in engineering employment in LCR. Simon Nadin, General Manager of Siemens UK Leeds, is a member of the LCR Employment and Skills Board and keen to encourage engineering graduates into engineering careers – there are sufficient engineering graduates […]

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