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Teesside University unveils Covid-19 business support package

01.04.20: Teesside University has joined forces with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to deliver a package of practical support for local businesses during the coronavirus emergency. A coordinated approach to tackling the economic impact...

Sport England announces £195m in coronavirus support funding

31.03.20: Sport England has announced today (Mar 31) that it will be making up £195m of funding to support the sport and physical activity sector during this crisis. It will consist of a £115m rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to g...

Scheme launched for recipients of free school meals

31.03.20:  A new voucher scheme has been launched today (Mar 31) to protect families unable to claim their free school meals during school closures. The national voucher scheme will provide every child, eligible for free school meals, a weekly s...

Cambridge to lead £20m fight against spread of coronavirus

26.03.20: The University of Cambridge will be taking a major role in the fight against the coronavirus spread after it was announced that a £20m investment will allow for large-scale investigation into the cause of the virus. The national effor...

Scientists at Loughborough Uni develop AI air pollution system

17.03.20: Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can predict air pollution levels. Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people per year around the world, making it a huge...

New apprenticeship league table launched by Gov

12.03.20: The Education and Skills Funding Agency has announced today (Mar 12) a new league table highlighting the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. The rankings will look to commend some of the best apprenticeship employers in the country and help p...

Next generation of scientists to benefit from £179m investment

06.03.20: The government has announced today (Mar 6) a £179m investment into the future of UK science. The investment package comes on the first day of British Science Week and will see the next generation of UK scientists supported to maintain...

Vulnerable children to benefit from new government plans

25.02.20: A dedicated school leader will be assigned to vulnerable children in every school across the country under new plans published today. (Feb 25) Changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools will be introduced following a co...

CyBOK: A knowledge framework for the cyber security workforce

25.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Professor Awais Rashid - University of Bristol, UK An online resource, bringing together the latest intelligence on cyber security, providing a go-to resource for information security professionals across the p...

Six new apps approved to help develop early years learning

21.02.20: New technology is set to benefit parents in supporting their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve speaking, reading and writing. A competition was launched to find the best educational apps for parents to engage y...

Adult Education Budget increased to £30.6m in Tees Valley

12.02.20: The Department for Education has announced a growth in the Budget for Adult Education in 2020/21 following successful support given to those aged 19 and over to learn and develop new skills. Thanks to the devolution deal in the region, the...

Government to invest £110m into T Level development

07.02.20: The Department for Education has today (Feb 7) announced a £110m investment into improving T Level resources such as new and improved facilities, high-quality equipment and teachers’ skills. T levels represent highly skilled, te...

Further Education to benefit from £24m support package

05.02.20: The Department for Education has today (Feb 5) committed to a multi-million pound investment into Further Education (FE) to recruit train and develop the workforce and boost skills and opportunities in the UK. Education Secretary Gavin Will...

£35m School of Digital Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University

03.02.20: Source: PSE Dec/Jan   Penny Macbeth, Dean of Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University "The industrial revolution transformed Manchester, and now the creative digital revolution is doing the same" Th...

High-tech support for pupils with special educational needs

22.01.20: Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Universities, science, research and innovation Minister Chris Skidmore spoke to...

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

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Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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