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All the latest national education news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.


Alpesh Chauhan

Birmingham conductor's 'excited' about Italian job

Still only in his mid-20s, Birmingham-born Alpesh Chauhan will soon take charge of an orchestra in Parma after impressing with the CBSO.

Some of the 132 graduates and students who have joined PwC's Birmingham practice

PwC welcomes bumper intake in Birmingham office

More than 130 graduates and students have taken up new roles in the city centre office of financial services firm

Staffordshire University threatens to axe more than 80 jobs

New academic structure will be implemented at university to create six schools which ‘reflect its most successful and relevant subjects'

The new University of Birmingham library will open on Monday

New £44m University of Birmingham library to open next week

University's new facility will feature almost 40 miles of shelving and will launch with an exhibition showcasing collections from the past 500 years

CGI of plans for new science labs at University of Birmingham

Condemned designs for Uni of Birmingham's labs hailed by planners

New science block criticised by Post readers is due to get green light as city council officers praise 'high standard of design'

David Hillan (centre), practice leader at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, welcomes new trainees to the firm's city office

Grant Thornton and RSM recruit latest trainees

Financial services firms unveil 2016 batch of school leavers and university graduates embarking on new careers in Birmingham

Chuka Umunna (seated, Labour's then shadow business secretary), Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood and TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady meeting apprentices at EEF's technology training centre in Aston

EEF's new Aston training hub to open later this year

  • EEF

Manufacturers' organisation is putting the finishing touches to £5 million addition to technology hub which will train 400 apprentice a year

Birmingham City University on Curzon Street

A tutorial on the best student digs in Birmingham

Where are the best places for students in the city? We take a look at the key areas for those who are heading to Brum this September.

A new booklet celebrates the work of former Birmingham Post cartoonist Bert Hackett

New book chronicles life of Birmingham Post cartoonist

Mild-mannered cartoonist Bert Hackett, better known as Gemini, spent 42 years drawing the big stories of the day

Adaptable co-founders Dan Cooper (left) and Olly Sorsby

Adaptable wins online revamp brief for Stone Group

Education technology firm brings in Digbeth studio to transform its brand identity and web presence

Guitarist Chris Ketley, on stage with Ellie Goulding at Wireless in 2014, is working with Digbeth firm LessonWith

Digbeth tech firm signs up Michael Jackson's guitarist for online lessons

New start-up company launches websites offering online music tutorials with artists who boast tours with Michael Jackson and Ellie Goulding on their CVs

CGI of plans to build 520 student bedrooms in Cliveland Street

£45m Gun Quarter project to start this month

London-based private equity house and developer acquire derelict site to build 520 new student bedrooms

From left: Graham Mold, Finance Birmingham, Phil Walters and Maxine Jones, LEAD, Ondrej Okeke, RBS, Gary Ecob, Orbis Partners, and Luke Cartwright, LEAD

Black Country education firm undergoes MBO

Chairman of Lean Education and Development hands over the reins to senior management team eight years after founding company

Prof Scott Davidson will join Newman University next year as its vice-chancellor

Birmingham university appoints new vice-chancellor

Expert in international law and human rights to joins Newman University next year

The Jewellery Quarter is changing - and some people are very concerned about its future

Gentrification could 'spell death of Jewellery Quarter'

Businesses and academics concerned over changing face of historic manufacturing quarter but BID chairman warns that places must progress

Creative, Communications & Digital award winner - Oakley Wilkinson Bryan

13 reasons why entering BPBA 2016 is good for business - as nomination deadline nears

Airline boss reveals why you should enter Birmingham Post Business Awards ahead of nomination deadline closing on Friday, July 29

Joshua Graff, UK country manager with LinkedIn

LinkedIn says two thirds of students leave Birmingham after graduation

Research by professional networking website says city is losing its best talent in the summer

Dr Dawn Albery and Custard Factory image of campaign to support creative industries called Get It Right from a Genuine Site

Why creative industries are growing faster in Birmingham than anywhere else

See why BCU Dean Dr Dawn Albery is praising Birmingham's creative sector as the universtiy sponsors BPBA 2016

Birmingham City University signs up to Midlands Engine Partnership

University joins five other higher educational institutions to combined expertise and support aims of improving skills and innovation

Julia King, vice-chancellor of Aston University

Midland female engineers feature in new national countdown

Women working for organisations such as Alton Towers owner Merlin and Aston University ranked alongside the nation's finest to mark National Women in Engineering Day

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor