Weekly Roundup (1 - 5 July 2013)

5 July 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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Creative Cafes

An initiative that provides young people with practical career inspiration direct from industry professionals. The Creative Cafés have been developed by Culture Shift in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council with support from Arts Council England. Read more

Tower Hamlets grants for poorer university students

The East London borough is offering grants of £1,500 to help young people go to university. The borough's mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said he wanted to ensure that local youngsters did not see university as an unobtainable "pipe dream". Read more

Take Over Day 2013

A celebration of children & young people's contribution to museums, galleries and historic homes. It's a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. Read more

Get into a creative career

For those looking to get into the creative & cultural industries, Creative Choices is providing support through a mixture of online resources and special events. Check out the events taking place in London

How can children and young people best learn about culture?

This week speakers at the ROH Bridge conference discussed the importance of creativity in schools and education. Speakers included Nic Marks, founder of the Centre for Well-Being and Louise Thomas Education lead at the Innovation Unit. Read more

Graduate recruitment recovering

A new research by High Fliers Research suggests that graduate vacancies at major UK employers are at their highest since 2008. The UK's 100 "leading employers" have 4.6% more jobs for new graduates than in 2012. Read more

Hugh Grant's alma mater becomes school of rock

Latymer Upper School has launched its own record label. The school based in West London hopes that the label, 32 Bit Recordings, will produce a new generation of stars. Read more

JAMES announces support for the National Skills Academy

The Joint Audio Media Education Support has recently worked with Creative & Cultural Skills to develop a new Studio Apprenticeship. This initiative will be the first in a series of collaborations aimed at enhancing & promoting the skills of current and future music studio technicians, producers, songwriters and composers. Read more

Can private schools transform state education?

Private schools should end their "splendid isolation" and work with state schools, according to Ofsted's Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw. Read more