Category: Education

Govia Thameslink Railway calls for budding engineers to consider rail careers

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is marking International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2020 with an interactive online event to offer an insight into engineering careers in the rail industry.

While aiming to attract more women to consider the sector, the event is open to anyone considering a role in engineering. Attendees will hear from colleagues from the rail operator, as well as key partners from the wider engineering industry.

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University of Bedfordshire professor to tackle BAME health risks as part of Men’s Health Week webinar

The University of Bedfordshire will be represented by Professor Gurch Randhawa in a ‘Men and & Covid-19’ webinar organised by Men’s Health Forum.

The webinar is taking place at 14:30 on Thursday 18 June 2020. Its panel includes Peter Baker, former Chief Executive of theMen’s Health Forum, and Professor Alan White, Patron of the Men’s Health Forum.

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Cranfield University’s “game-changing” forensic science centre of excellence

Cranfield University said that when completed the facilities at Cranfield Forensic Institute will be among the best in the world in their specialist fields of crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and non-destructive analysis.

The new facilities are considered vital in boosting the role science plays in the criminal justice system, enabling the transfer of the latest leading academic knowledge to criminal investigators and training the next generation of forensic scientists.

Students and staff will have access to facilities such as a virtual reality autopsy table, digital forensics laboratory, crime scene investigation rooms and a simulated mass grave excavation site.

The first cohort of students to take advantage of some of the new technologies are expected to arrive at Cranfield in October 2020.

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University of Bedfordshire Academic says reassurance is needed when schools re-open

Ahead of primary schools partially reopening across England on Monday 1 June 2020, Dr Anastasia Giannakopoulou from the University of Bedfordshire has shared her thoughts and advice on how she believes schoolchildren will react and can adapt to the changes and restrictions put in place.

Schools have been closed to pupils (except those of key workers) since mid-March. But from next week communities will see children from three academic year groups return to the classroom – reception, year one and year six.

Whilst many parents have welcomed the re-opening of classrooms, concerns have been raised around child wellbeing and mental health. Which some fear could be affected when returning to a very different learning environment.

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Bedfordshire’s Student Experience Awards: Student honoured for community work

An initiative offering key life sessions to people who have struggled, or are struggling with, substance abuse has been recognised in the University of Bedfordshire’s Vice Chancellor’s Student Experience Awards 2020.

Laylah Walker-Ennis, a second year BSc Psychology, Counselling and Therapies student, was awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Community Engagement Award at Bedfordshire’s Vice Chancellor’s Student Experience Awards (21 May 2020) for her dedication to and development in the Enactus project.

This is an international non-profit organization bringing together student, academic and business leaders who use entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

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PlanBee uses simple activities to help children to understand what VE Day is all about

As the country gets ready to celebrate VE Day under lockdown, PlanBee, creators of curriculum resources for teachers and schools, has provided information to help parents explain to their children what VE Day is all about.

The World War 2 information includes things you may have forgotten from your own school days and 10 interesting WW2 facts. Also, PlanBee’s Becky Cranham, a former primary school teacher, has created some simple activities to for you to try at home with your own children.

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