Phishing social engineering tactics and how to avoid them

With the rise of social media and increased digital connectivity, social engineering has become easier, and cyber attacks are more frequent. The importance of raising awareness of social engineering tactics Everyone in your organisation, from the director to the newest employee, is prone to making mistakes. The need to stay alert of looming cyber threats…

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Extraordinary achievements of York St John University graduate highlighted in a new national campaign to champion first generation students

100 Faces celebrates those who were the first in their families to attend university and is led by Universities UK.  Richard Holmes graduated last year from York St John University with a BA (Hons) in Product Design. He is the creator of the groundbreaking Global Anthem – a hand gesture flashcard system that facilitates effective…

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Leeds Beckett research reveals how NHS health inequalities funding is used

A new report has been published – based on Leeds Beckett University research – showing how Integrated Care Systems (ICS) nationwide are making use of funding targeted to address health inequalities. The research was led by Professor Mark Gamsu and Professor Anne-Marie Bagnall at Leeds Beckett University, in collaboration with the NHS Confederation, Clarity and the Care…

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Leeds Beckett University collaboration to drive innovation in construction industry

Construction innovation experts at Leeds Beckett University have partnered with Yorkshire’s largest public sector procurement framework organisation to drive innovation in the construction sector and boost opportunities for small businesses in the region. Leeds Beckett University will work with YORhub to create a Supply Chain Engagement Toolkit. This aims to increase the number and diversity…

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Whaling: Personalised cyber attacks targeting business leaders

Whaling is a phishing attack that targets the “big fish” or high level executives within an organisation masking as a legitimate email. As mentioned whaling attacks are highly targeted as they seek to trick specific group of individuals. As such these targeted phishing attacks may typically include the name, job title, and company of the person they…

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York St John University sponsors the York International Shakespeare Festival

The annual festival returns on Thursday 18 April 2024 Artists from the UK, the United States, Ukraine, Japan, Bulgaria, France and Turkey will arrive in York for 10 days of world and UK premieres, storytelling in schools and libraries, book launches, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. While York St John University has been a main venue…

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How to protect your physical workplace security

Physical security can pose a huge risk to your organisation whether your employees work from home or in the office. This blog will tackle the complexities of physical security to help you enhance your organisation’s security culture outside of the online environment. The components of physical security in the office Simply put, physical security characterises…

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Zero trust security: a safer approach to cyber security

Humans are lazy, we all are, it’s been studied, documented and evidenced time and time again. The Principal of Least Effort (PLE) or Zipfs Law manifests itself in all our daily behaviours, if there’s a quicker, easier way to achieve a goal, that’s the one we choose. Of course, we never consider these shortcuts as…

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Council commits additional £100k to York’s free school meals pilots

An ambitious scheme to run pilots providing free school meals in primary schools in York has received a £100k boost, thanks to a commitment from City of York Council. The authority agreed to allocate a further £100,000 towards the scheme in 2024/25, in addition to the £100,000 provided in 2023/24, at its recent budget meeting….

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Fine Art student collaborates with The Guerrilla Girls for exhibition at Leeds Beckett University

Final year Fine Art Student, Katie Crowe, has curated an exhibition with The Guerrilla Girls that will be showcased at Leeds Beckett University from Friday 22 March until Sunday 14 April 2024. A social gathering will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 9 April at White Column. Katie, driven by her passion for Feminist Art,…

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Leeds Beckett to increase food safety using innovative new technology

Leeds Beckett University experts have partnered with a family-owned Bradford business to revolutionise the screening process for aflatoxin in pistachio nuts, using artificial intelligence. The academic team has established a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, partially funded by the Government through Innovate UK, to develop an innovative screening platform in collaboration with Father’s Farm Foods – a…

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Regional awards for York learners who overcame maths fear

Two York residents who have overcome their fear of maths to enjoy their ‘first proper Christmas’ and improved mental health, have been named among the winners at the Multiply Celebration and Awards ceremony in York (March 20). Multiply courses are designed to help overcome anxieties about maths by highlighting the hidden sums we do in…

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100% Exam Success for Verner Wheelock Ethical Team

Verner Wheelock are delighted to reveal that every member of their Ethical Team has recently passed their IRCA Social Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor examination. This qualification is seen as the industry standard for social auditors and is recognised worldwide. MD Alison Wheelock explains, “Our Ethical Team, including myself, is responsible for organising and co-ordinating all our…

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Augmented reality sessions bring science alive for primary pupils

York St John University team creates augmented reality software to provide interactive learning experiences for science in primary school. A multi-disciplinary team from York St John University comprising of academics from Virtual and Augmented Reality teaching, Games Design, Graphic Design, Education and Music Production have joined forces with a York-based multi-academy trust and industry professionals…

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Partnership delivers digital skills training to over 1,000 people from ethnically diverse communities in Bradford

A partnership to help improve digital and employability skills in Bradford district has celebrated one thousand people completing its programme. The Yorkshire Building Society Digital Skills for Employability in Bradford project is a partnership between the mutual and Good Things Foundation and was established in 2021. The programme aims to provide digital skills training, support…

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School of Law teams up with GMB Union on pioneering project

The School of Law at the University of Bradford is partnering with the GMB (North East, Yorkshire and Humber region) to provide its students with valuable experience around employment law issues. Students will act as accompanying representatives for union members at employee disciplinary hearings where such members do not have a workplace representative. Students who…

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Refugee Council CEO to call for compassion at York St John University’s Doing Change event

“Now is the time to show the world that Britain is unwavering in its belief in a shared humanity”    York St John University and the Office of the Archbishop of York are delighted to announce that Enver Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of the Refugee Council is to deliver this year’s Lecture in Social Justice:…

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Leeds Beckett marks 20 years in India with prestigious partnerships and alumni celebration events

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) has marked 20 years in India with a series of prestigious partnerships and celebration events in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore. Reflecting the growth of LBU’s global alumni community, recruitment from Indian has increased from 100 students in 2004 when the university’s South Asia office opened in Delhi, to a…

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Academic insights and funded research on offer for charities, social enterprise groups and community activists in Yorkshire and the Humber

Applications are now open for Community Research Grants at York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of their successful Community Research Grants (CRG) programme. This initiative aims to empower individuals and groups…

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93.6% York pupils get first choice of Secondary School

Secondary school admission figures for entry in September 2024 reveal that 93.6% per cent of York children have been allocated their first preference of school. Parents who applied online can find out where their child has been allocated a place by logging into their parent portal account today via www.york.gov.uk/SecondarySchoolAdmissions. Parents who made written applications…

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Trinity Leeds and White Rose re-launch their enterprise initiatives as ‘Made in Yorkshire’, encouraging young people to help shape the future of retail

Trinity Leeds and White Rose shopping centres’ joint enterprise challenge, Made in Yorkshire, launched on Wednesday 28th February, with Oulton Academy and Bruntcliffe Academy taking part. This is the first time that the competition has run in this format, following the two shopping destinations running separate initiatives in the past. The ‘Made in Yorkshire’ challenge invites participants…

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Make a difference this Great British Spring Clean

City of York Council is appealing to residents, schools, businesses and community groups to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2024. This year the ninth annual Great British Spring Clean will take place from 15 -31 March 2024. During the Great British Spring Clean, the council will lend a hand to support anyone…

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RMA systems triumph at Bradford College Apprenticeship Games 2024

Building energy experts RMA Systems showcased their brightest talent when they joined Bradford College in marking National Apprenticeship Week 2024. The second-ever Bradford College Apprenticeship Games challenged local partners employing their apprentices to enter a team for a fun day of six challenges. This year, tasks across curriculum specialisms included Beat the Keeper (by Bradford…

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Leeds College of Building overwhelmed by generous construction crafts donation

Teaching staff at Leeds College of Building are elated after receiving eleven articulated trailers of equipment donated by Legal & General. The materials and tools will be used to train the next generation of construction professionals enrolled across the College’s North Street and South Bank Campuses. The donation includes 60 pallets of fire, moisture, and…

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Top marks to York Learning for renewing national quality award

National assessors have given full marks to City of York Council’s learning and training organisation by renewing its nationally-recognised quality mark. The award recognises that support is given to individuals to make learning and work more accessible. It was made following a rigorous inspection involving evaluation by and discussions with learners, employers, partners and staff….

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Photo story: Free School Meals pilot extended to second school

An ambitious scheme to pilot free school meals for children in York has been rolled out to a second school, thanks to donations to the York Community Fund’s York Hungry Minds Appeal. A pilot providing free breakfasts to children at Burton Green Primary School, York, started last week [Monday 29 January] and is already proving…

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Digital love letters remind us to cherish the beauty of nature and not have a toxic relationship with the environment

York St John University and the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives mark Valentine’s Day with the online release of their film “Nature Matters” This Valentine’s Day, as the world celebrates love in its many forms, York St John University’s Cinema and Social Justice project, York Business School and the Yorkshire and North East Film…

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Leeds Business School launching small business management course

Leaders of small businesses in Yorkshire can transform their business performance and boost growth through the Government-funded Help to Grow: Management programme – delivered by leadership and management experts at Leeds Beckett University – starting in April. The 12-week programme, supporting senior managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost their business’s performance, resilience…

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Develop expands National Road and Street Works Act course offerings through Norwich training centre

Develop Training, the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, is pleased to announce it will now deliver National Road and Street Works Act (NRSWA) courses from its Norwich location. The courses will be delivered at the new training centre that was recently opened in partnership with parent company, JTL. As one…

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Free School Meals pilot extended to second school

An ambitious scheme to pilot free school meals for children in York has been rolled out to a second school, thanks to donations to the York Community Fund’s York Hungry Minds Appeal. A pilot providing free breakfasts to children at Burton Green Primary School, York, started last week [Monday 29 January] and is already proving…

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Leeds Beckett launches innovative apprenticeship to bridge digital skills gap

Designed to address the growing demand for digital expertise in the region, Leeds Business School will be offering the qualification from June 2024. The digital world is changing at a rapid pace, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in areas such as AI, analytics, and SEO algorithms. That’s why…

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Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds Law School Clinic new partnership expands student-run legal advice

Leeds Law School has teamed up with national injury firm Hodge Jones & Allen to expand its student-run service offering free legal advice. The new partnership will see students and solicitors work together to provide free legal advice to those who have suffered a personal injury. It will build on the service already provided by…

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Local partnerships help York students build their future in construction

Students in York have been learning about careers in the construction industry this month, gaining valuable real-world experience of a wide range of different roles. Year 11 students were given an opportunity to experience life as an apprentice at a range of local businesses across the city last week [18 January]. The construction sector is…

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Looking for a new challenge this year?

If you’re looking to develop your career with leadership experience outside of work, City of York Council has a number of volunteering opportunities available that will also enable you to support your local community. Schools across York and the surrounding area are looking for governors from a broad range of professional and personal backgrounds to…

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Bank of England expert to reveal financial outlook for Yorkshire at Leeds Beckett University lecture

For over 20 years, Leeds Business School has presented this key lecture in the region’s business calendar. Alex Golledge, who is the bank’s Agent for Yorkshire and Humber, will give an update on the performance of the economy and outline expectations for the months ahead to local business leaders, professionals, and students at the university’s…

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Develop creates bespoke incident management training programme for Firmus Energy

Develop Training, the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, has partnered with utilities provider, Firmus Energy, to help improve incident management and the preparedness of its staff.   Experts from Develop, Jim Donnelly and Chris Parker, who both have many years of gas industry experience, devised a programme of training to…

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Interview opportunity: York Free School Meals

Working together with the schools currently involved in the Free School Meals pilot would like to offer media contacts the opportunity to express an interest in visiting one of the schools to film, record or report on the implementation of the programmes. At the moment we have multiple slots available to visit Westfield Primary School…

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New year, new job? Come to the latest Jobs Fair!

Anyone looking for work across the city or some support with training or getting new qualifications is welcome at the latest Acomb Jobs Fair on 24 January. This regular recruitment event features dozens of employers and employment agencies, and takes place on Wednesday 24 January, 11am – 2pm at Acomb Parish Church Hall, Front Street,…

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Over 90% of two year olds take up childcare places in York

Over 90% of two-year-olds eligible for government-funded childcare took up their place at a nursery or childminder in York last term, the highest percentage across the region. Regularly attending a childcare setting, such as a playgroup, nursery or childminder, can help children learn to play with others, develop new skills and get ready for school….

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Develop is set to launch a new coaching and mentoring programme

Develop Training, a nationwide provider of compliance, technical and safety training and assessing, is currently in the process of developing its new coaching and mentoring programme, which is due to launch in early 2024. Designed by Develop’s Organisational Development Consultant, Hanna Magdziarek, the six-month programme will target middle to senior management, developing their coaching, mentoring…

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Bradford schools receive electric kit car donations ahead of Formula 24 Challenge

School pupils across Bradford have been tasked with building and racing their own electric kit cars thanks to an innovative new education partnership. Bradford College is supporting the charity Greenpower Education Trust to launch the first Formula 24 Challenge in West Yorkshire. The project will give local 11-16-year-olds the chance to build and race a Greenpower kit car using…

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Action needed to expand the financial and professional services talent pipeline in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Collaboration and action is needed by employers, education providers and government to build on the success of the financial and professional services sector in Yorkshire and the Humber according to a report published today by the Yorkshire and the Humber Financial and Professional Services Skills Commission. The report, Facing the Future: A skills roadmap for…

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Develop expands its reach in Norwich through JTL’s new training centre

Develop Training is enhancing its presence in Norwich through the delivery of short courses at JTL’s newest training centre. As the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, Develop has partnered with its parent company, JTL, one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales, to expand its delivery network…

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First Intuition Yorkshire Expands in 2024 with New Centre in Hull

First Intuition Yorkshire, a leading provider of professional accountancy and finance training, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest centre in Hull in 2024. The expansion marks an exciting step for the organisation as it continues to broaden its educational footprint across the region. Scheduled to open its doors in the Summer, the…

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To win more sales in 2024 you must do these 3 things

How To Win More Sales in 2024 Now that you’ve finished the minced pies, perhaps made some new year resolutions (I don’t), it’s time to dust off the tech and get straight back into it. As if the world wasn’t changing quickly enough, there are a number of key issues to urgently address (before Feb,…

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Archbishop of York calls for ‘Hungry Minds’ support

City of York Council and The Archbishop of York have launched a joint appeal for support for the City’s Hungry Minds Free School Meals campaign. The City Council’s newly adopted Council Plan, ‘One City, for all’, contains a pledge to start the journey towards becoming an anti-poverty city, including supporting young people and families, reducing…

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A year of triumphs and milestones for First Intuition

2023 has proven to be a pivotal year for First Intuition, marked by significant growth, notable achievements, and a continued commitment to excellence. FI proudly welcomed over 230 new apprentices into our thriving centres across Leeds and Sheffield taking us to nearly 600 live learners. Our team also saw impressive growth, welcoming 13 new members…

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