New university will focus on the tech of the future

09 April 2018

An artist’s impression of what MK:U could look like.  It is estimated that around 5,000 students will eventually study at the new university, with the first cohort arriving in 2023.

An artist’s impression of what MK:U could look like.  It is estimated that around 5,000 students will eventually study at the new university, with the first cohort arriving in 2023.

Plans for a new technology university in Milton Keynes took a major step forward in March with the city council announcing that it has chosen Cranfield University as the lead higher education provider.

According to the Centre for Cities think-tank, Milton Keynes is the UK’s largest city without a university.

Plans for a new university, currently known as ‘MK:U’, that focuses on teaching the technology of the future world of work, have been in development since late last year.

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Gender gap: how India’s IT sector beats the UK

09 April 2018

The UK can learn lessons from India’s IT sector when it comes to attracting more women into leadership positions, according to research by the Open University (OU).

In its Gender, Skilled Migration and IT industry: a comparative study of India and the UK, the OU considered why the IT sector in India, in contrast to many places including the UK, manages to attract such a high proportion of women in highly-skilled roles.

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Average earnings rising – but not for infosec pros

06 March 2018

The average salary for permanent IT professionals across five key disciplines was £56,523 at the end of last year, according to the Tech Cities Job Watch Q4 2017 report from Experis.

The company, which claims to be the largest IT recruitment specialist in Europe, says the five disciplines its report focuses on are Big Data, cloud, IT security, mobile, and web development.

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Tech sector sees jobs boom

06 March 2018

The number of jobs advertised in the technology sector is booming as hiring managers continue to increase spending on new recruits and fight to secure the best talent, according to Reed Technology.

In its analysis of more than seven million jobs posted from 2015 to 2017, the recruitment firm said growth in the tech sector grew by 12 per cent and was second only to engineering (16 per cent).

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