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Becky Hartnup

Becky Hartnup is an independent ed-tech consultant working with universities, content creators and tech suppliers to research and implement technology in education, while never losing sight of the people involved. She was awarded an MBA with distinction from Imperial Business School, having studied on their Global Online programme. Research interests include student experience, human centred design and immersive learning.

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Back to the future? Part II

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 20, 2020

fashion-hand-hurry-outfit-4956In Back to the future? Part I, I looked at the motivations of ‘returners’; mature students who, having spent some time in the workplace, have decided to step back into the classroom in order to progress their careers.

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Back to the future?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 18, 2020

photo-of-man-using-laptop-3182770Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from. 

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The pick and mix of UK league tables

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 06, 2020

accomplishment-ceremony-education-graduation-267885Which is 2020’s top UK university?  

According to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, released early last week, Oxford University once again takes the top spot. However, THE tables now jostle for attention among other providers such as The Guardian University League Tables, The Complete University Guide (CUG), and the Good University Guide (GUG). In contrast to THE, all three of these positioned Cambridge University as their number one. 

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How would you choose a university?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 15, 2020

Frustrated student at laptopThe start of the New Year is a busy time for Britain’s A-level students.

The main deadline for UK university applications is January 15th. And for students across the UK, it is the culmination of soul searching (and googling) to put together their shortlist.

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Apprenticeship Degrees: delivering the best of both worlds?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on December 10, 2019

pexels-photo-1181472With skills gaps in the workforce and young people put off university by the prospect of debt, are apprenticeship degrees the way forward?

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