Lanarkshire college earns living wage accreditation
New College Lanarkshire has officially been named an accredited living wage employer by Living Wage Scotland. Last week’s announcement means that everyone working at the college – regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff – receive a minimum hourly wage of £9. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over-25s of £7.83 per hour introduced in April 2018 and calculated by the Living Wage Foundation to more realistically reflect the cost of living. UNISON reps at the college, Moira Jarvie and Collette Bradley, told the Daily Record: &ld...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education living wage Source Type: news

University Research Space Increased by 5.5 Million Square Feet between FY 2015 and FY 2017
Science and engineering research space reached 220 million net assignable square feet (NASF) at research-performing universities and colleges in FY 2017 (table 1). This amount was 5.5 million NASF (2.6%) more than the FY 2015 total, according to the biennial Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides information on the amount and condition of science and engineering research space at eligible U.S. colleges and universities. Data tables include information on research space, new construction, deferred construction, and repair and renovation projects, all by field, state, and type of academic institution. Data in this report are from the FY 2017 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Women complain of 'confusing and contradictory' fertility advice
Royal College says sheer volume and variability of advice is causing widespread concern Related items fromOnMedica Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Colleges urge GPs to take on maternity care Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vacancy for Member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialty Certificate Examining Board
The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, the Society for Endocrinology, and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board.The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the SCE; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UTSA BRAVe program grows research pipeline to help active and military vets
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will launch a new program aimed at boosting student engagement and retention. The Biomedical Engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe) program will target undergraduate students, including those at two-year colleges or who haven't declared majors, and place them in a 10-week summer research lab program to work on projects including: regeneration of damaged tissue, non-invasive tissue recovery, and/or treating soldiers in the battlefield. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upstate adds more colleges, universities to its Accelerated Scholars Program
Upstate will soon partner with more than a dozen schools to guarantee admission to medical school. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Higher Education R & D Spending: Spending and Funding Sources Differ by State
Universities and colleges play an important role in conducting R&D in the United States. Academic institutions spent $72 billion on R&D in 2016, an increase of 21% over the past decade, after adjusting for inflation. More than half of the funding was from the federal government (54%, or $39 billion). Academic R&D spending was concentrated in six states, with just under 45% of spending concentrated in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Data are from the Higher Education R&D Survey, from the National Center of Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 7, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Urged to Introduce Meals in Nursing Colleges
[Daily News] GENDER activists have called upon the government to introduce food allowances to Diploma students in its nursing colleges just like it was the case in the past. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Mumps Quarantine in Louisiana May Have Compromised Rights of Detained Immigrants
A mumps outbreak and quarantine at the Pine Prairie Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Louisiana blocked immigrants from legal resources, including their lawyers and the law library, for about two weeks in January and February, according to the attorneys. The outbreak has also raised questions about how officials dealing with public health concerns can undermine detainees’ legal rights. Lawyers said the illness did not stop immigration court proceedings — meaning from at least Feb. 3 to Feb. 14 quarantined individuals were required to continue with removal hearings, conducted from their do...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra / Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Government Is Committed TO Ensuring Social and Emotional Well-Being of Students
[Government of Mauritius] Government's commitment towards ensuring social and emotional well-being of the student community was highlighted today by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. He was addressing Head boys and Head girls of colleges from different zones at the Polytechnics Mauritius in Montagne Blanche. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Resear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nearly nine in 10 tooth extractions are for decay in 0-5s
Royal Colleges demand national and local action to tackle postcode lottery in children ’s oral health Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Texting can improve flu jab uptake NHS investment in child health will reap rewards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Royal colleges: A&E target could stay alongside new measures
The four hour accident and emergency standard could be retained “in conjunction” with new targets for emergency departments, the leader of the medical royal colleges has told HSJ, as NHS England considers ditching the flagship measure. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSI accused of 'cover up' over maternity deaths investigation
NHS Improvement, two royal colleges and the Care Quality Commission have been accused by a mother who lost her baby of trying to cover-up the findings of an independent investigation into a trusts’ maternity services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘You Can’t Push the Land Too Hard.’ How Mapping the Grand Canyon Shaped a Vision of Climate Trouble to Come
It’s been a century since Congress passed the act that designated the Grand Canyon in Arizona as a national park. But the centennial of that Feb. 26, 1919, law is in some ways a bittersweet anniversary: given the worsening effects of climate change, celebrations of the parks’ past are joined by serious discussions about its future and preserving it — and the wildlife that calls it home — for another hundred years and more. But while such concerns may be relatively new in the history of the land itself, they’ve always been part of the conversation about the canyon’s place in the America&r...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

New Partnership Between ARCOM, Unity Health Announced
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education recently announced a new partnership between the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and Unity Health in Searcy to deliver graduate medical education training for its resident physicians. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center names Aetna executive health chancellor
Ohio State University has named Dr. Harold "Hal" Paz, Aetna Inc.'s chief medical officer, to a newly created post of executive vice president and chancellor of health affairs. At Ohio State, Paz will manage Wexner Medical Center, including all six hospitals in the health system, and will oversee clinical aspects of the university’s seven health sciences colleges, such as pharmacy and dentistry, and more than 20 research institutes. The university said his base salar y will be $1.45 million. Paz… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente ’s New Medical School Will Be Free for Its First 5 Graduating Classes
Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will be free to attend for its first five graduating classes, the school announced Tuesday. The newly formed Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will begin accepting applications from prospective students in June 2019, following the receipt of primary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Kaiser announced in a release. The school, which will be located in Pasadena, Calif., will welcome its first class of students in the summer of 2020. Those students, as well as the four following classes, will attend the school for free for all four years of their medi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

RCN backs newspaper campaign to protect children online
The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nice pay if you can get it
The Open University tops the list when it comes to high pay for vice chancellors. In 2017-18, it paid £718,000 for the services for former VC Peter Horrocks, including £255,000 ‘compensation’ for loss of office Image: Chris Valentine/Wikipedia   The newly established Office for Students has published its first statistics on senior management pay in England’s higher education sector. This has led to some strong headlines in the media. The Guardian reported that six university vice chancellors received more than half a million pounds for the 2017-18 pay year “in salary, bonuses a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data he high pay higher education universities Source Type: news

Royal colleges back calls for online duty of care
Nurses, psychiatrists and paediatricians say social media companies must do more to protect children Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Child mental health service unfit and in crisis Alarming rise in numbers of teenage girls who self-harm (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sudan: 300 Deputy Medics Down Tools in Solidarity With Dismissed Colleges
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Omdurman -More than 300 deputy dermatologists announced their withdrawal of services from Khartoum and Omdurman hospitals in solidarity with 31 deputies who were dismissed from the two hospitals because of their strike on non-emergency cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can Big Science Be Too Big?
A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Inventions and Patents Research Colleges and Universities Nobel Prizes Nature (Journal) Patent and Trademark Office (US) GitHub Inc your-feed-science Source Type: news

College workers to vote on industrial action
UNISON members at approximately 20 further education colleges in England are to be balloted over potential industrial action following the union’s pay consultation, which ended last week. The union’s national secretary for education and local government Jon Richards said: “UNISON is to hold a nationally co-ordinated ballot of around 20 further education colleges across England. “If college support staff vote to take action over pay, the plan would be to co-ordinate action with UCU later in the academic year.” UNISON members in colleges work in a range of non-teaching roles and are among t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article colleges education services fe FE colleges further education Source Type: news

Early Termination of West Bank Project Affects 120,000+ Clients and 100,000+ Health Workers
February 08, 2019IntraHealth International ’sPalestinian Health Capacity Project shut down its activities on January 31 —eight months before the project was scheduled to end—due to a request by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to the newAnti-Terrorism Clarification Act.This early termination will affect more than 120,000 clients who seek specialized medical care outside the West Bank and thousands of West Bank health workers who had been benefiting from the project ’s preservice and continuing education and digital health improvements.Since 2013, IntraHealth led this f...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: West Bank Palestinian Health Capacity Project Technology Policy & Advocacy Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Health in Conflict Source Type: news

Does the presence of colleges and hospitals increase home prices?
(University of California - Riverside) Whether the presence of a college or hospital increases a home's value has to do with the institution's size and the ZIP code's population, says a new study by computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside. Colleges and hospitals do affect home prices and rents, but not always positively. Prices also rise and fall faster around these institutions, increasing the risk for investors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNISON branch treasurer ’ s determination wins fair pay for college staff
A library assistant and UNISON branch treasurer has won another victory in the union’s battle to ensure that its term-time members in education are being paid their due. Julie Robinson discovered that the term-time staff at Solihull Sixth Form College were receiving no payment in respect of public holidays, as they were entitled. Those affected included admin staff, careers advisors, science and art technicians and, like herself, Learning Resource Centre staff. The payments concern those Bank Holidays and other concessionary days that fall outside of the school or college term. In contrast to Ms Robinson and her coll...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News education higher education pay West Midlands Source Type: news

How the LGBT agenda is corrupting SCIENCE and destroying young minds with "progressive" propaganda
(Natural News) It’s been a known fact for quite some time that many colleges and universities all across the country are hotbeds of far-left liberalism, particularly in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. But as revealed in a new short video by Prager University, this “progressive” agenda is now infecting mathematics and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Rowan University is spending $3M in research funding in Camden
Traffic congestion& its affects on hospitals' air quality. A cloud-connected heart health monitor that provides data in real time. Smart cities' sensors to estimate flooding in Camden. Those are just a handful of the 24 projects spread across Rowan University’s medical school and four of its colleges that are receiving a chunk of $3.06 million in research funding, the school announced Friday. The grants are part of a Rowan's Camden Health Research Initiative, the university' s $50 million pledge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Hospitals to medtech: Clean up your cybersecurity act
[Image courtesy of Blogtrepreneur on Flickr, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]A consortium of hospital associations wants the medical device industry to up its game when it comes to interoperability and data sharing, especially concerning cybersecurity. The group issued a report this month to make recommendations for all stakeholders in the U.S. hospital care system, including providers, patients, physicians, insurers and industry. The Jan. 18 report, “Sharing Data, Saving Lives: The Hospital Agenda for Interoperability,” in part urged medtech makers to clean up their act regarding the security of patient data ...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Health Information Technology Software / IT Cybersecurity Source Type: news

Hypochondriacs who rely on data from their Fitbits 'are piling extra pressure on the NHS'
Health apps and gadgets are blamed for the potential 'dystopian' scenario facing the NHS in a new report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ray Stowers Promoted to Provost of Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Ray Stowers has been promoted to provost and vice president of academic affairs for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 28, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AIBS Study on Leading Change in Undergraduate Education
Advancing biology education has always been integral to the mission of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). As part of AIBS's long-range planning process, the Education Committee was charged with identifying how this key part of the mission could be fulfilled most effectively. The Committee met in 2011 to discuss priorities for undergraduate biology education, to consider how to leverage efforts across the biological societies, and to identify what niche AIBS is best positioned to fill. In December, the Committee made three recommendations to the Board of Directors, proposing that AIBS develop a prototype...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

PULSE: Implementing Change within and among Life Science Departments
Many efforts are under way to support individual faculty-member development and course revision to achieve the outcomes described in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Vision and Change: A Call to Action (2011) report. For their contribution, staff from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) wanted to support systemic institutional change for entire departments. To that end, they formed the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) to colla...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Collaborations Grow through the Introductory Biology Project
When Elena Bray-Speth, assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University, presented her case study on the evolution of fur color in mice, little did she know that someone in the audience had developed a case on the very same topic. That person was Jim Smith, principal investigator (PI) of Evo-Ed (http://lbc.msu.edu/evo-ed), a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project that currently houses four evolutionbased case studies. "Elena and I met just after her session and I showed her our cases," said Smith, who is a professor in the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Entomology at Michigan State U...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Community Colleges Giving Students a Framework for STEM Careers
Over the coming decade, our country will need one million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals than was originally projected. That is the conclusion of a February 2012 report, Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf), presented to President Obama by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The report stresses the importance of exciting early on students who are potent...
Source: Eye on Education - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

New Publications and Reports
Learn about Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER) and the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) in this month’s Eye on Education column in BioScience. Explore and use the new “Core Concepts and Learning Objectives in Plant Biology for Undergraduates” developed by the Botanical Society of America and the American Society for Plant Biology. Leadership for Interdisciplinary Learning: A Practical Guide to Mobilizing, Implementing, and Sustaining Campus Efforts, by Susan Elrod and Mary J. S. Roth, was published this fall by Project Kaleidoscope. Learn about th...
Source: Education Reports - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Tags: January/February Source Type: news

Blog: Give Further Education the funding it so desperately needs
Today MPs are be debating a vital issue in Parliament. Of course they’re talking about Brexit, but that’s not the debate I mean. What I’m talking about is one of the many massive issues that aren’t getting the coverage they deserve. I’m talking about the crisis in Further Education. UNISON represents 30,000 members working in FE colleges.  Our members perform many important roles –  technical support, library services, training and assessment, facilities, administration, IT, catering – and yet like so many public servants they’re being repeatedly asked to do more wi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News further education Source Type: news

California must build workforce to serve older adults ’ behavioral health needs, UCLA report says
By 2030, there will be 9 million adults over age 65 in California — up from 6 million now — according to an estimate by the state’s department of finance. Buta new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that California ’s public mental health workforce is poorly prepared to address their mental health needs and provide treatment for substance abuse.The report ’s publication coincides with a meeting this week in San Diego of the California Behavioral Planning Council, which will discuss the workforce problem and a five-year workforce education and training plan. But...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Transitions in drinking behaviors across the college years: a latent transition analysis - Hultgren BA, Turrisi R, Cleveland MJ, Mallett KA, Reavy R, Larimer ME, Geisner IM, Hospital MM.
This study utilized a person-centered approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical School Applicants and Enrollees Increasingly Diverse Medical School Applicants and Enrollees Increasingly Diverse
Significant increases in the number of women and black men entering US medical schools were seen in 2018, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Association between personality traits and risk of suicidal ideation in Chinese university students: analysis of the correlation among five personalities - Huang Y, Kuang L, Wang W, Cao J, Xu L.
The purpose of our study was to determine the incidence of suicidal ideation among Chinese college students and to explore the risk factors for suicidal ideation. A large-sample epidemiological survey was conducted in 13 colleges in Chongqing, China (n  =... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Report grades Ivy League schools on quality of mental health policies
A new study by the Ruderman Family Foundation finds troubling shortcomings in the way Ivy League colleges and universities deal with students' mental health issues. Miriam Heyman, senior program officer at the Ruderman Family Foundation, joins CBSN with more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS and schools in England to provide expert mental health support
The NHS will work with schools and colleges to make expert mental health support available to a population of more than 470,000 children and young people across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2018 Year in Review: Teacher walkout, GCU's big switch and Valley housing surge among top stories
Real estate development was big for many industries — including colleges, hospitals and homebuilders — across metro Phoenix during 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Update on FE pay in Wales
Thanks to lobbying by the Joint Trade Unions in Wales, the Welsh Government has provided additional funding to the Further Education sector in Wales. Last week, Colegau Cymru (CC) subsequently made an improved offer on pay to the Joint Trade Unions as follows: All teaching grades up to and including Main Grade 6 lecturers – a rise of 3.5% Upper spine (UP 1 – 3) – a rise of 2% All staff on Management contract (excluding senior post holders) –  a rise of 1.5% Business support – (salaries below £19,500) – a rise of 4.5% Business support – (salaries above £19,501) &nd...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Cyrmu FE pay further education Source Type: news

The best state for science and tech? It's Massachusetts, again
This story was originally published on WBUR. Massachusetts boasts the nation's best business environment for science and technology, according to a prominent think tank. The nonpartisan Milken Institute highlighted Massachusetts' strength in research and development, powered by the state's many colleges and universities, and said an outsiz e share of venture capital money flows to Massachusetts companies. Though California claims more total dollars, Massachusetts leads the country in venture capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Callum Borchers Source Type: news

America's universities little more than training grounds for the next generation of thought police
(Natural News) Colleges were once places of scholarly pursuits, but the educational institutions of the United States have fallen prey to the authoritarian Left’s political agenda. Now, universities are nothing more than “training grounds” for the leftist regime — and the youth of today are being indoctrinated, set to become the thought police of tomorrow.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news