So we’re quickly heading towards the end of the week, and as such it’s time for #4 in our pick of the best of 2014.

Today we’re sharing an article which appeared for the NCUB, a body which develops and promotes world-class collaboration between universities and businesses across the country.

Based on our own experiences of working with the University of Reading on our KTP project, the piece calls for more conversations between academia and businesses in order to effect change.

To improve employability, strengthen links between education and employers and develop the skills we need from our graduates in today’s rapidly changing landscape.

Read it now: Academic and business collaboration at a local level

Catch up:

#3. Solving the engineering skills shortage

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#1. The 5 reasons you should be video interviewing

About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.