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New research commissioned by UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, finds a third of large UK companies cite a lack of technical skills in-house (33%) and too many legacy IT systems in place (33%) as key factors delaying digital transformation. Another key factor raised by nearly a third of respondents was concern amongst their workforce about automation taking away jobs (31%).

Authors Kristina Hagström Ilievska and Gabriella Skog recently released their innovative children's book titled ‘Our Hidden Powers’ that teaches kids about renewable- and geothermal energy. The duo celebrated the book release with a grand event last weekend that attracted attendees from the industry, universities, politics, and environmental debates. 

The Swedish translation of the book, ‘Våra hemliga krafter,’ premiered at the event, adding to the excitement and anticipation of the gathering of over 70 attendees at publisher Mondial’s office in Stockholm, Sweden.

Public sector job growth continues to rise in the UK – bucking the trend of some of the nation’s leading industries - reporting a 12%+ growth in white-collar roles in Q1 (compared to Q4 2022). The findings come from leading recruiter Robert Walters, who’s job data reveals that 10,343 new white-collar roles were advertised in Q1 – a +26% increase on Q1 2022, and a +28% increase on 2021.

A unique hybrid energy generator and storage system that could reduce premature deaths in parts of Ghana and Nigeria is being developed by researchers at the University of Derby. The team has been awarded £101k for an 18-month project as part of Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst programme.

Working with partner Thermoelectric Conversion Systems, the researchers have completed a feasibility study for a device that combines the ability to use concentrated heat from the sun for cooking with a thermoelectric generator.

All headteachers were invited to a reception with the city’s Mayor, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which gave Mayor Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE the opportunity to thank headteachers and their schools "for all they do for our families and young people in the city".

She said: "I was grateful that so many headteachers were able to accept my invitation at the end of a busy school day. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege, as Mayor, to meet so many of our pupils over the last 12 months, knowing that they are being well-prepared for their futures and equipped with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to become upstanding citizens who will shape and lead the future of this great city.

London Met academics are joining forces with leading London-based music charity Musiko Musika to help them strengthen the evidence base of their work, improving their effectiveness and impact, and generate new opportunities for funding and income generation. The partnership aims to support London-based organisations of all sizes through holistic organisational support that helps to promote equality and diversity.