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


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

CGI of new teaching labs planned for the University of Birmingham campus

University of Birmingham unveils plans for new science and technology complex

Latest phase of £300m campus expansion will welcome 'Central Teaching Labs' aimed at bringing together its science, technology, engineering and maths facilities

Work has started on building a second WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Chelmsley Wood

WMG Academy to train young engineers in West Midlands

The WMG Academy for Young Engineers opening in Chelmsley Wood will be officially opened by political and business leaders tomorrow, June 21

Former IoD chief John Phillips has received an MBE

Former IoD chief receives MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

John Phillips awarded recognition for services to business while clothing entrepreneur and Custard Factory owner also recognised

BCU staff will occupy the newly named Joseph Priestley Building from September

Birmingham City University names new home after Joseph Priestley

Renowned educational reformist is immortalised in office complex as first phase of Eastside Locks regeneration is handed over

Aston University has received a Regius Professorship

Aston University awarded Regius Professorship

Institute's School of Pharmacy recognised as part of Queen's 90th birthday celebrations for the quality of its teaching and research

UCB is hoping to close Holland Street

Privatising Jewellery Quarter street is a dangerous road to go down

Architect Joe Holyoak takes a dim view of University College Birmingham's plan to close a Jewellery Quarter street in a bid to safeguard its students

In This Week's Paper


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Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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Education Correspondent
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News Editor
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Political Editor