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Employers stress the importance of foreign language skills for UK workforce

The UK has an alarming shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages for the country’s future prosperity and global standing, according to a report published today by the British Council. The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as…

Over half of universities and colleges use lecturers on zero-hour contracts

Universities and colleges are twice as likely to use zero-hour contracts than other workplaces, according to new findings released today by UCU. Sixty-one percent of further education colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have teaching staff on zero-hour contracts and 53% of UK universities, that responded to the union’s Freedom of Information request, use…

University banned from teaching foreign students

More than 2,000 international students face deportation after London Metropolitan University has been banned from teaching foreign students amidst an investigation exposing “systematic failures” of its visa system. The university has had its Highly Trusted Status (HTS) for sponsoring international students taken away following an investigation by the UK Border Agency, which found a quarter…

TIS support to help large organisations turbo-boost their in-house e-learning capabilities

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a pioneer and global leader in customised learning solutions, today announced that it is increasing its support to in-house e-learning development teams as a result of demand for online learning. TIS also reveals three steps organisations can take to “turbo-boost” the capacity and capabilities of their in-house e-learning development teams. According…