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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Campus Fire Safety and Security: Making The Grade

In the wake of recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg looks into how campus management teams must improve their fire safety and security strategies in an ongoing bid to keep students safe. University management teams...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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First threat assessment for universities produced by National Cyber Security Centre

The threats facing the UK’s world-leading universities and the steps they can take to protect themselves are outlined in a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC’s threat assessment aims to raise awareness of state-sponsored espionage targeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Traka timetables key management in education sector at AUCSO’s Annual Conference

Traka attended the Association of University Chief Security Officers’ (AUCSO) 2019 Annual Conference to present its latest automated intelligent key and asset management systems designed to ensure the safety of students, staff and contractors across university campuses. The...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Universities invited to apply for National Cyber Security Centre certification of undergraduate cyber security degrees

Universities across the UK now have a further opportunity for their cyber security-related degrees to gain certification as part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy. After a rigorous process, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – itself a part of GCHQ...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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BRE Group reports increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018 at AGM

“The BRE Group of companies delivered increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018, bringing a net profit of £2.1 million,” said chairman James Wates CBE when introducing the BRE Trust’s 21st Annual General Meeting and announcing the publication of the BRE’s Annual...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Dahua publishes detailed White Paper on ‘Electronic Surveillance within Education’

In days gone by, electronic surveillance within the education sector has often been viewed as a ‘grudge purchase’, and particularly so in smaller institutions. It’s something that you have to have. A necessary evil. As a result, many schools and universities have spent only...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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Institute of Risk Management commissions first-ever research project in China

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced a research partnership with the Hubei University of Economics in Wuhan, China. The risk management school at the university, which is led by Professor Ming-Che (Martin) Sung, will undertake a study of risk management education...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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