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Is your business ready for Industry 4.0?

Is your business ready for Industry 4.0?
Organisations transitioning to Industry 4.0 face enormous change and potential cyber threats – are they ready? Professor Kamal Bechkoum, head of Computing and Engineering at the University of Gloucestershire considers the challenges ahead. Cyber physical systems are the core concept advocated...
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Boards still falling short on diversity

Boards still falling short on diversity
Female directors bring difference. They align more closely than men with social performance, feel more responsible for others’ wellbeing, and avoid harm where they can. The positives are clear, so why are so many companies failing to advance them onto the board? Nada Kakabadse, Professor of...
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Why your business needs a cyber-security apprentice

Why your business needs a cyber-security apprentice
Businesses can receive up to £3,000 government-funding for taking on a new cyber-security apprentice. Professor Kamal Bechkoum, head of Computing and Engineering at the University of Gloucestershire, explains why this is an opportunity not to be missed. Between now and January 31st, 2021, the...
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New graduate intern for More Fire PR

New graduate intern for More Fire PR
University of Nottingham graduate Beth O’Neill has successfully landed an internship with Northamptonshire-based public relations firm, More Fire PR Ltd. Beth, from Bedfordshire, graduated last year with a first-class honours degree in English and Philosophy and has since set her sights on a...
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Stock market disconnect from world economy leaves investors guessing

Stock market disconnect from world economy leaves investors guessing
The impact of COVID-19 has left the stock market out of alignment with the world’s real economy. In fact it’s broken, says Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, and Dr Kirill Perchanok, investor and author. The relationship between stock and...
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Cyber-threats grow globally as organisations exit lockdown

Cyber-threats grow globally as organisations exit lockdown
Despite the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, industry has become increasingly reliant upon its online networks and remote-work capabilities. The threat of cyber-attack has similarly grown, says Professor Kamal Bechkoum, Head of Business and Technology at the University of...
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Automation boosting international student recruitment

Automation boosting international student recruitment
UK universities face significant financial losses in international tuition fees as Covid-19 decimates prospective enrolments. However, automating recruitment processes is reducing the potential for economic ruin, says Jeffrey Williams, co-founder at Enroly.com In the wake of Covid-19...
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Does automation have a role to play in the next normal?

Does automation have a role to play in the next normal?
As the world begins to emerge from Covid-19 recruiting international students into higher education has never been more challenging. The coronavirus pandemic has had many unexpected impacts on HE, which until recently has been renowned as a reluctant party to operational change. This has all been...
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The rise of the international branch campus

The rise of the international branch campus
What is the future of international higher education after the pandemic? Perhaps Memorial University of Newfoundland’s overseas campus in Harlow, Essex, offers a clue, developing home students’ skills with established teaching and learning practices in a new and stimulating environment. Sandra...
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