Enterprise Act becomes law giving further support to apprenticeships numbers

The Enterprise Bill has received a Royal Assent (4 May 2016) and becomes the Enterprise Act. Within it are a number of initiatives to protect and strengthen the apprenticeship brand and ensure they meet the need the needs of UK businesses in a  bid towards the government’s target of 3m apprenticeships by 2020. These include; more

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Stressed with exams? Here’s some top student advice

BPP University student blogger, Tola Hassan, discusses the stresses of exams and how to keep those nerves at bay. As we all know, the first week of May can come with a lot of anxiety, nerves and stress. It is human nature to stress about the things you cannot control – EXAMS! It is also more

Apprenticeship Levy Update – April 2016

The Apprenticeship Levy – 12 months and counting…   In April 16, the Government announced further details on the operating model of The Apprenticeship Levy, and published a time-line of when further information will be provided later this year. The 5000 word document can be found here, what follows is a summary of the most more

What does Amazon’s expansion into groceries mean for business and consumers?

BPP University Business School tutor, Daniel Jones discusses the online retail giant, Amazon, and their expansion into the online grocery delivery market, as well as the impact it may have for industry and consumers. Amazon are getting serious about Online Grocery delivery, with Amazon Fresh in the US currently serving Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles and more

Panama Papers: An Update

Vicky Gregory, LLB Module Leader (Legal Ethics), recently discussed the Panama Papers and the ethical questions it raises in terms of the role of lawyers. Since then the story has continued to evolve. In her update she discusses the response to the scandal by the legal community. more

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Tola Hassan, BPP University Law Student, discusses diversity in the law profession

In light of the Oscars scandal in February, it makes you think; if such a public profession as acting can face a lack of diversity in the twenty-first century, then what other types of professions are dealing with the same issue. There was not a single African-American nomination this year and the Oscars received an more

Panama Papers: Ethical Implications for Lawyers

Vicky Gregory, LLB Module Leader (Legal Ethics), discusses the Panama Papers and the ethical questions it raises in terms of the role of lawyers. more

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Top tips on negotiation

“Negotiation is about getting the best possible deal in the best possible way”   The Negotiation Soft Skills Session took place last month and we have had some fantastic feedback. If you missed the session, then you can find an overview of all the handy tips in this blog.   What is negotiation? Negotiation can more

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Solicitors’ Regulation Authority update from our Dean…

Our Dean and Chief Executive of BPP University Law School gives his update on the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) to introduce a Solicitors Qualification Exam (’SQE’) as many students are concerned about the effect of these proposals on their own journey towards qualification. more

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Alumni Profile – Gemma Harris, Associate in the Healthcare team at BLM

This year BPP University Law School in Manchester celebrates 10 years of opening. To mark this anniversary we caught up with some of our first cohort to see what they have gone on to do since they graduated. This month we profile LPC graduate Gemma Harris. What is your current role and can you describe more

‘Spring forward’ and explore London with our BPP University recommendations…

Being in a new country can be quite a daunting prospect. We educate students from over half the countries in the world and over half of our 11,000 students are international. Ensuring that our students feel supported and welcome is a key aim for us to ensure that each and every one has an outstanding more

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BPP University School of Health launches new psychology programmes for postgraduates

Two new postgraduate psychology programmes have been launched by BPP University School of Health using innovative delivery mechanisms to engage students and promote profession-centred learning. The University’s Department of Psychology have created programmes in MSc Health Psychology which offers postgraduate education with specialist knowledge and skills; and the MSc Psychology (Conversion) particularly suited to mature more

New figures show a dramatic growth in Higher Apprenticeship starts

Provisional figures released today (23 March 2016) by the Skills Funding Agency show a dramatic increase in the number of people starting higher apprenticeships with more than 11,000 starts between August 2015 and January 2016. This compares to 8,400[i] in the first two quarters of 2014/15. With 366,000 apprenticeship starts since May 2015, the government more

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Announcing… The winners of our Apprentice of the Year Awards 2016!

At BPP we’ve been celebrating the success of our Apprentices, Employers and Champions with our annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, and we’re delighted to announce the 2016 Winners! The 2016 winners were selected by a panel of judges looking for the best of the best – the real success stories. Each of our winners more

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The new UK Financial Reporting framework

Update yourself with the new UK Financial Reporting framework. Significant changes are taking place in the UK with all current FRS and SSAP being replaced by a new accounting framework FRS 102. more

Leading professional services firms join together to enable more apprenticeships

Leading professional services and industry employers, professional bodies and training providers have come together to develop a new apprenticeship standard for the audit, accountancy and tax professions. The new standard has been developed to provide school leavers with a further route into the sector and develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that they need to more

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BPP Plea in Mitigation Competition Final

Four of our Leeds BPTC students recently competed in our Plea in Mitigation competition final at Bradford Crown Court before His Honour Judge Thomas QC. more

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Starbucks partners with BPP for new higher level apprenticeships

Starbucks has chosen specialist provider, BPP Professional Apprenticeships, to partner with in creating its first higher and degree level programmes. From April, Starbucks is expanding its apprenticeship programme to include level four, five and six schemes for management and leadership roles as part of a commitment to offer a further 1,000 apprentice places to 2020. more

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BPP University Law School to travel to India for prestigious Moot competition

BPP University Law School has been invited by a top law college in India to compete in a prestigious Moot contest. more

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To Training Contract or to not?

LPC student Dee Gupta tells us about her experience in looking for a training contract and gives her advice to students from what she has learnt. more