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LJMU Postgraduate Certificate In Business Turnaround April 3, 2009

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JMU_Blenheim Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Blenheim Associates presents
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management (England and Wales)

A unique, accredited programme providing essential understanding and skills in Business Turnaround Management

Business Turnaround

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK’s economy. While experts in their fields, SMEs can struggle to meet the business management challenges posed by rapid change, ever increasing competition and shifting financial markets. Too often, good businesses fail.

When an organisation needs to improve its performance the Business Turnaround Specialist can make the crucial difference. With an ability to swiftly gather information, focus on key issues and generate workable solutions, the Business Turnaround Specialist will facilitate the turnaround of a business. Entering a company with a fresh perspective and complete objectivity, they will guide a company through the necessary steps for its survival and prosperity.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management

This pioneering programme, the only one of its kind in the UK, is designed to develop the unique skills of the business turnaround specialist. Jointly delivered by practitioners from Blenheim Associates and academics from LJMU it combines the practical and the theoretical to offer an exceptional learning experience leading to accredited evidence
of expertise in Business Turnaround Management.

The course is structured around the life cycle of a ‘turnaround’ and comprises the following modules:

  • Diagnostic: how to determine whether or not the ultimate value
    of the company is likely to exceed the investment (in time and resources)
    needed to ensure its survival.
  • Crisis management: taking action to stabilise the organisation,
    deal with poor employee morale, increase profit margins and reduce
    overhead costs.
  • Stabilisation: restoring stability and addressing longer-term issues
    such as development opportunities, new markets, staffing and other issues.
  • The future: ensuring that there is a team and a strategy in place
    to offer long-term viability.

For further information about fees, funding and course structure please contact:

Inna Lekshtedt,
Programme Co-ordinator
Tel: 0151 231 8057
Email: I.Lekshtedt@ljmu.ac.uk

The course is delivered by:


Invest In The Future With Merchant Taylors’ Schools December 9, 2008

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merchant-taylor-latest-logoMonday 26th January 2009

Life can sometimes be a little unpredictable, but an education at Merchant Taylors’ Schools is a great start to a young life.

We are passionate about education and understand the importance of the next few years in your child’s development. We have the best facilities and are proud of our outstanding exam results.

To be part of our success, call us and book a place in our 11+ entrance exam.

Boys’ Schools – 0151 949 9333
Girls’ Schools – 0151 932 2414

Limited places are available in other year groups from Reception through to Sixth Form. Contact the schools for more details

08/09 Term Fees

Infant and Junior Schools £2,004
Senior Schools and Sixth Form £2,727


The Best Education For Life
Senior Boys | Senior Girls | Junior Boys | Stanfield Mixed Infants & Junior Girls

Digital Youth Research November 21, 2008

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kidHow Those Pesky Kids Use The Interwebs

The Digital Youth Project, an American, 22 case study, $3.3 million ethnographic study of what kids are doing online, has  published its results. The project is the largest and most comprehensive study of young peoples’ internet use ever undertaken in the US.

The conclusions are sane, compassionate, and compelling: in a nutshell, the “serious” stuff we all hope kids will do online (researching papers and so on) are only possible within a framework of “hanging out, messing around and geeking out.” That is to say, all the “time-wasting” social stuff kids do online are key to their explorations and education online.

Ito and her team establish a taxonomy of social activity, dividing it first into “peer-driven” and “interest-driven” — the former being what kids do with their real-world friends, the latter being the niche interests that drive them to locate other people who are as fascinated as they are by whatever brand of esoterica they fancy.

Within these two categories, the researchers break things down further into “hanging out” (undirected, social activities), “messing around” (tinkering with media, networks and technologies) and “geeking out” (delving deep into subjects based on global communities of interest) and for each one, they describe the successful and unsuccessful techniques deployed by parents and educators to direct kids’ activities.

See the report’s website here.

Download the 2-page summary [PDF]

Download the full report [PDF]

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Take The Skills Pledge November 10, 2008

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He's got skills. Have you?

He's got skills. Have you?

Merseylearn, the training and development initiative for Merseytravel want local companies to take The Skills Pledge.

The Skills Pledge is a voluntary, public commitment by the leadership of a company or organisation to support all its employees to develop their basic skills, including literacy and numeracy, and work towards relevant, valuable qualifications

They will be holding a high profile Skills Pledge signing event on 3 December ’08 at the Holiday Inn; 9:30am start with refreshments. The event is being supported by their partners in relation to skills including the Learning and Skills Council, GoSkills, Investors in People, Connexions and Business in the Community.

During the event they will be celebrating those partners and suppliers who have committed to signing the Skills Pledge. They will also be raising the importance of apprenticeships and the business benefits we have seen in Merseytravel through our own apprenticeship programme

Find out more about the pledge…


Merchant Taylors’ Schools Open Mornings September 22, 2008

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Merchant Taylors’ Schools invite you to two open mornings taking place in October:

Stanfield Mixed Infants, Junior Girls and Senior Girls
Saturday 4th October 9:00 – 12:00noon

Senior and Junior Boys
Saturday 11th October 9:00 – 12:00noon

Come along to see why we are the North West’s leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 –18.

Extensive bus services available throughout the North West

A Level Results 2008
Boys 70% and Girls 78.8% A B grades

2008 GCSE Results
Boys and Girls 70% A* A grades

Stanfield 0151 924 1506

Senior Girls 0151 932 2414

Boys’ Schools 0151 949 9333


The Best Education For Life

Digital Inclusion Minister To Visit Leading Projects In North West June 18, 2008

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On Thursday 19 June, Digital Inclusion Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies MP will visit two leading digital inclusion projects in Liverpool and St Helens. The so-called “digital divide” is increasingly seen as a major barrier to personal, community and regional economic well-being in the UK, which is the least skilled workforce in the EU. Mr Irranca-Davies’ visit will include:

  • The AIMES Community Grid project. Acknowledged as a leader in its field, AIMES is leading the Digital Inclusion & Enterprise Programme (DIEP), established as a result of the Government’s 2007 “Digital Challenge”. Mr Irranca-Davies will visit St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community College for Business & Enterprise in St Helens where pupils and parents have been using the managed computing service provided by the Community Grid project since May 2007. As part of the wider DIEP, strategically supported by the GMDDA, AIMES will provide access for around 5,000 homes in the Greater Merseyside region via the Community Grid system over a 2 year period from May 2008.
  • The EverybodyOnline Liverpool 8 project is another highly successful digital inclusion initiative focusing on internet and digital technology support for parents. It includes use of the internet, and day-to-day skills such as shopping and banking online, and email. Mr Irranca-Davies will visit a PACT (Parents & Children Together) session at South Liverpool Personnel in Liverpool to speak to users direct.

Mr Irranca-Davies’ visit underlines the importance placed on the Digital Inclusion agenda at Parliamentary level, as Professor Dennis Kehoe, Director of AIMES, explains: “Digital inclusion is a crucial enabler of economic regeneration and growth. Internet access can transform cities and communities, providing improved access to employment, education and health information. The internet can also help to combat isolation and increase a sense of community. We’re delighted to be able to demonstrate our digital inclusion work to Mr Irranca-Davies in person.”

The AIMES digital inclusion project provides a fully managed internet access service to users, a key element in its success and sustainability. AIMES and its technology partner, e-communications specialist OciusB2, provide broadband internet access, a range of software packages, all equipment required, plus training and support to users of the Community Grid. The first 125 homes are now live and for the first 12 months, the service is provided free of charge.

More information here.

Merchant Taylors’ Infant and Junior Schools’ Open Morning June 2, 2008

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Merchant Taylors’ Schools For boys and girls aged 4-11

Discover the best education for life with the North West’s leading independent infant and junior schools.

We look forward to welcoming prospective families to our open morning on Saturday 7 June from 10am to 12 noon.

For more information contact:

Mrs Langham for Stanfield Mixed Infants’ and Junior Girls’ School Admissions: 0151 924 1506

Mrs Saffer for the Junior Boys’ School Admissions: 0151 949 9333

The Best Education For Life
Senior Boys | Senior Girls | Junior Boys |
Stanfield Mixed Infants & Junior Girls

Wirral TV Launched April 21, 2008

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Wirral TV, the new online community-focused website is now up and running.

Launched from a unique partnership of Community Trusts the new social enterprise has big ambitions to serve the information needs in the form of short films of the entire population of the Wirral. The new website Wirraltv.net has a broad ‘church’ of content from social and community issues such as dog fouling to ASBO’s to lighter content such as film festivals, music festivals, sport and horoscopes. There will be a short film for everyone no matter what age you are, gender or ethnicity.

Check out Wirral TV here.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for local companies.

Find A Graduate With Liverpool University’s Milkround March 31, 2008

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next-big-thing.jpgLet Liverpool University find the ‘next big thing’ for your business.  Take part in their first ever SME Milkround:

‘The Milkround’ is the name popularly given to the universities’ annual graduate recruitment programme. National employers from a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors visit universities to recruit graduates who have applied for their opportunities through the Careers Service.

We recognise that for many SMEs, recruiting a graduate puts an additional strain on the business, in terms of staff time, resources and money that isn’t always readily available.

So this is where we can support you in your search to identify suitable quality candidates.

The University of Liverpool’s Careers and Employability Service in partnership with the Next Big Thing and npower have secured European Social Funding to support SMEs on Merseyside who want to recruit graduates by providing a free recruitment support service.

This initiative would involve the Careers & Employability Service carrying out the following functions on your behalf:

  • Profiling your vacancies at our forthcoming Graduate Recruitment Event being held at St George’s Hall, Lime Street, Liverpool on Tuesday 20th May 2008 – circa 2000 graduates attending
  • Advertising your vacancy in the lead up to the above event on our vacancy website and virtual fair website
  • Collating suitable CVs from those students/graduates interested in being considered for your vacancy
  • Arranging your interviews
  • Providing you with the suitable facilities here within the Careers & Employability Service to conduct your interviews
  • Providing unsuccessful candidates with feedback on your behalf

So all you need to do is concentrate on conducting your interviews.

So what are you waiting for?

To take advantage of this initiative or to find out more, contact Paul Cullinan or Stefan Melgaard, at the University of Liverpool

Tel: 0151 794 5847/5112
Email: pcull@liv.ac.uk or stefan.melgaard@liv.ac.uk
University Talent Team, Careers & Employability Service, University of Liverpool, Student Services Centre, 150 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GD

Management Training for £649 March 26, 2008

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Liverpool Chamber’s training arm, Trident Training Ltd, is offering NVQ Level Four qualifications, equivalent to a degree level qualification, in Management. The training is subsidised by the Chamber through the Learning & Skills Council, meaning that you or members of your staff can take this qualification for as little as £649.

This qualification is suitable for everyone who has to manage or supervise staff and covers a wide range of areas including :-

Develop and implement operational plans for your area of responsibility.

Encourage innovation in your area of responsibility.

Develop productive working relationships.

Provide leadership.

Planning, Leading & Implementing change.

Project & Financial management.

Manage the achievement of customer satisfaction

The NVQ is competence based. This means that it is linked to a person’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected to their work. As such,there is no specific time table for achievement but it is up to the individual to decide how quickly they wish to achieve the qualification.

Trident assigns each candidate a personal assessor, who will deliver the qualification at the candidates workplace, making visits for short assessment sessions for observation, interview or general discussion Trident Training Ltd deliver training through the e-portfolio on-line learning, which gives the individual 24 hour access to their portfolio through the Chamber web site, so in effect they can input their evidence of competence in their place of employment, at home or other location.

For more information regarding the qualification please contact the Workforce Development Manager Simon Chadwick on 0151 236 5481