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Successful startups say "no"

Successful startups say "no" | campaign content | Scoop.it
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.” - Warren Buffett We’ve been spending the past few weeks at Homebr...
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Big Issue Invest Unveils Twelve Exciting Early Stage Investments | The Economic Voice

Big Issue Invest Unveils Twelve Exciting Early Stage Investments | The Economic Voice | campaign content | Scoop.it
Over 200 applications were received since the CSV Challenge began earlier this year.  Successful applicants were paired with mentors and received the opportunity to pitch for a £50,000 investment from the programme, funded by corporate partners Barclays, Experian, First Ark, Fusion 21, University of Northampton and Places for People with backing from the Social Incubator Fund (Cabinet Office).  Barclays acts as lead corporate partner for the CSV programme as part of their 5 Million Young Futures ambition.

The 12 successful ventures were chosen by an expert judging panel from a short-list of 15 who were invited to take part in the Caterpillars’ Cocoon event – a two-day pitching session held in Nottingham during  October.  The ventures that have received investment and ongoing support are:  Ayudante,  advent~age , Circle Sports, Digital Mums, Hereford CIC, House of St Barnabas, Mum’s the Chef, Now Press Play, ParentHub, SXT Health, Swarm Apprenticeships and Talentino.

Due to the high quality of the finalists, partners will continue to work with some ventures who did not receive investment at this time.

Kathleen Britain, Head of UK Community Investment at Barclays, said: ‘Our partnership with Big Issue Invest is an important part of Barclays’ broader commitment to impact five million young futures by 2015.  This programme will see Barclays invest not only money, but colleagues’ time and expertise in helping social enterprises develop and grow, many of which will support young people in disadvantaged communities.  The CSV Programme will support a talented pool of people in developing the skills they need to fulfil their potential while adding real and significant value to society.’

The programme is partially funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund (delivered by the Big Lottery Fund) in conjunction with Barclays, Experian, First Ark, Fusion 21, University of Northampton and Places for People through a partnership funding model.   Ashurst LLP is a supporting partner who provides legal guidance to ventures.  Inspire to Enterprise also supports the challenge by providing corporate mentoring to some participating social ventures.  The University of Northampton evaluates the programme as a whole and assists participants with devising a strategy to measure their social impact.

The next round of CSV will be launching in the New Year.  Please visit the website http://bigissueinvest-csv.com  for further details about the programme or follow @BII_CSV on twitter for news and updates.
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UKCES Employer Perspectives Survey 2014 - Youth Employment UK C.I.C

UKCES Employer Perspectives Survey 2014 - Youth Employment UK C.I.C | campaign content | Scoop.it
The biennial Employer Perspectives Survey from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills provides insight into the thoughts and behaviour of 18,000 employers across the UK as they make decisions about how to engage with training providers, schools, colleges, universities and individuals in the wider skills system, to get the skills they need. Key areas covered include: …
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From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy | campaign content | Scoop.it
In an age of increasingly smart computers, what makes human workers valuable?
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How can you earn your staff’s respect as a new headteacher? - SecEd

A distinct challenge of early headship, especially in schools requiring improvement, is winning the respect and loyalty of your colleagues. Nick Bannister asks a group of headteachers to share their staff management and leadership advice.
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The Best Science Books of 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014 | campaign content | Scoop.it
The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.
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Catering, colleges and careers

Catering, colleges and careers | campaign content | Scoop.it
I always knew I wanted to be a chef. I wanted to work with my hands and have a chance to indulge my creativity.
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101 Great Teachers to Follow on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

101 Great Teachers to Follow on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit | campaign content | Scoop.it
Where would I be without Twitter? Where would my own extended (PLN) Professional Learning Network be without the 140 character responses from my colleagues dotted all over the world? This simple bl...
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The careers guidance shambles - SecEd

Holman suggests good careers guidance could be funded with less than a one per cent increase in a school’s budget – and that if one pupil is prevented from becoming NEET, the savings to the Exchequer would provide good careers guidance for 280 pupils.
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The Business Case for Corporate Volunteering

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Andrew Wilson explores the link between corporate citizenship and employee satisfaction.
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LinkedIn's 'YOUNIVERSITY' to Help Students Choose Schools & Plan Career

LinkedIn's 'YOUNIVERSITY' to Help Students Choose Schools & Plan Career | campaign content | Scoop.it
Linkedin Career - Business oriented social networking service provider LinkedIn has introduced some new tools specially designed to help students choose colleges and launch their careers this past week.
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11 Things To Do In Reading, UK This Christmas

11 Things To Do In Reading, UK This Christmas | campaign content | Scoop.it
Now that the lights have been switched on officially with a bang by the
Oracle and The Broad Street Mall, my home town of Reading can now
officially say it is in Christmas mode. With one of the largest displays of
Christmas street lights in the South of England the lights alone are a
reason to visit Reading town centre this year but what else can you do
whilst you are here...
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School database lets parents compare GCSE results by subject

School database lets parents compare GCSE results by subject | campaign content | Scoop.it
Guide created by Guardian and Open Public Services Network uses four years of data from secondary schools in England
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Big Issue Invest Unveils Twelve Exciting Early Stage Investments | The Economic Voice

Big Issue Invest Unveils Twelve Exciting Early Stage Investments | The Economic Voice | campaign content | Scoop.it
Over 200 applications were received since the CSV Challenge began earlier this year.  Successful applicants were paired with mentors and received the opportunity to pitch for a £50,000 investment from the programme, funded by corporate partners Barclays, Experian, First Ark, Fusion 21, University of Northampton and Places for People with backing from the Social Incubator Fund (Cabinet Office).  Barclays acts as lead corporate partner for the CSV programme as part of their 5 Million Young Futures ambition.

The 12 successful ventures were chosen by an expert judging panel from a short-list of 15 who were invited to take part in the Caterpillars’ Cocoon event – a two-day pitching session held in Nottingham during  October.  The ventures that have received investment and ongoing support are:  Ayudante,  advent~age , Circle Sports, Digital Mums, Hereford CIC, House of St Barnabas, Mum’s the Chef, Now Press Play, ParentHub, SXT Health, Swarm Apprenticeships and Talentino.

Due to the high quality of the finalists, partners will continue to work with some ventures who did not receive investment at this time.

Kathleen Britain, Head of UK Community Investment at Barclays, said: ‘Our partnership with Big Issue Invest is an important part of Barclays’ broader commitment to impact five million young futures by 2015.  This programme will see Barclays invest not only money, but colleagues’ time and expertise in helping social enterprises develop and grow, many of which will support young people in disadvantaged communities.  The CSV Programme will support a talented pool of people in developing the skills they need to fulfil their potential while adding real and significant value to society.’

The programme is partially funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund (delivered by the Big Lottery Fund) in conjunction with Barclays, Experian, First Ark, Fusion 21, University of Northampton and Places for People through a partnership funding model.   Ashurst LLP is a supporting partner who provides legal guidance to ventures.  Inspire to Enterprise also supports the challenge by providing corporate mentoring to some participating social ventures.  The University of Northampton evaluates the programme as a whole and assists participants with devising a strategy to measure their social impact.

The next round of CSV will be launching in the New Year.  Please visit the website http://bigissueinvest-csv.com  for further details about the programme or follow @BII_CSV on twitter for news and updates.
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Can I Get Snapchat? - 3 Children and It

Can I Get Snapchat?  - 3 Children and It | campaign content | Scoop.it
I often feel that parenthood is one long series of deci …
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Vocational education: The fight for parity of esteem - SecEd

Blending academic and practical subjects is an attractive option both in school and beyond. 
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10 brilliantly creative DIY advent calendars

10 brilliantly creative DIY advent calendars | campaign content | Scoop.it
Thanks for all the love for my DIY copper advent calendar I shared earlier this week, but do you know what it's lacking? Some colour! So to balance that out I've got ten of my favourite DIY advent ...
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What is Mincemeat? - April J Harris

What is Mincemeat? - April J Harris | campaign content | Scoop.it
While individual recipes may vary, in general mincemeat is a mixture of currants, raisins, sugar, apples, candied peel, spices and suet all cooked together.
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9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]

9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand [INFOGRAPHIC] | campaign content | Scoop.it
Good content comes in part from good editing, so you need an editor to ensure that what you’ve written is clear and to the point. Discuss the changes your editor makes, and why, so you’re better prepared the next time you set out to write an article.
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Education - Offshoot Films

Education - Offshoot Films | campaign content | Scoop.it
Film Making Workshops OFFSHOOT FILMS IS DEDICATED TO GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE WITHIN THE WORLD OF MEDIA....
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November 19, 1957: Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize

November 19, 1957: Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize | campaign content | Scoop.it
"I embrace you with all my heart."

Few things are more heartwarming than bearing witness to one human being expressing deep gratitude for
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5 Actions You Should Take Before Choosing A Career

5 Actions You Should Take Before Choosing A Career | campaign content | Scoop.it
My mind is wired for success. I was brainwashed from a very young age that I would go to more school after college. I would have to figure out what type of professional school I wanted to go to, but I was going....
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How to Choose Your GCSEs: An Expert Guide to Finding the Right Subject Choices for You

How to Choose Your GCSEs: An Expert Guide to Finding the Right Subject Choices for You | campaign content | Scoop.it
Here's how to figure out which subjects to take and which to drop for success in your future studies.
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