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Writing a press release? Tips on getting it right and how to attract the attention of journalists

Blog, Business Sector / June 4, 2019

Publicising your company to the media, and dealing with journalists, can be daunting and time-consuming, often with little return. Dorothy Lepkowska, EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, offers some tips on how to write and follow up press releases, to maximise your chances of coverage. Be strategic. Consider why you want to publicise your work and what impact …

By Dorothy

Looking for a funding boost? Here’s how to pitch to investors (Part 2)

Blog, Business Sector / May 7, 2019

In the second blog of this two-part series, UCL EDUCATE’S Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, gives a few pointers on how to make your business funding pitch stand out and be more successful. In the first part of this blog, we looked at some of the practicalities of preparing and submitting a successful funding pitch. Here, …

By Dorothy

Need a funding boost? The dos & don’ts of pitching to investors (Part 1)

Blog, Business Sector / April 30, 2019

While some entrepreneurs will have private means to develop and grow their companies most are likely, at some point, to need help from investors. UCL EDUCATE’s Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, who has sat at both ends of the table as an investor and entrepreneur, offers tips on how to make your pitch stand out from …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE highlighted in Government’s new EdTech strategy for schools

Education Sector, Government & Policy / April 3, 2019

The work of the UCL EDUCATE programme has been highlighted in a major £10 million government initiative to improve the use and development of EdTech in schools. The strategy, ‘Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry’, published today (3 April) by the Department for Education, aims …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE sets up new European EdTech collaboration

Education Sector / March 15, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has become a founder member of the European EdTech programme. The three-year Erasmus+-funded programme is a partnership with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, in Finland, IE University, Madrid, and the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium. The partners’ aim is to foster collaboration among Universities and institutions from Europe and beyond who have …

By Dorothy

CENTURY Tech partners with SSAT in project to cut teacher workload

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / December 18, 2018

One of EDUCATE’S most successful cohorts, CENTURY Tech, is to collaborate with a leading UK educational organisation in a unique project to reduce teacher workload and improve pupil learning. The partnership with SSAT, which represents thousands of schools, teachers and students, will explore how AI, big data and neuroscience can offer pupils a more personalised …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE to host its second EdWards ceremony during Bett Show 2019

Events / December 17, 2018

The EDUCATE programme is to host its second EdWards ceremony during the Bett Show 2019, recognising the achievements and success of the EdTech companies with which it works. The event, which will be hosted by Sophie Bailey, founder of EdTech Podcast, will see more than 20 entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups receive the quality mark, following …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohort, Earwig Academic, included in Government report on special needs assessment

Alumni News, Government & Policy / December 13, 2018

Earwig Academic, part of the EDUCATE programme’s cohort 4 intake, has been mentioned in a Department for Education (DfE) report into the future of assessment of pupils with special needs and disabilities. A tool for teachers to record, track and assess pupils The report, Piloting the 7 aspects of engagement for summative assessment: qualitative evaluation, published …

By Dorothy

Professor Rose Luckin appointed Specialist Adviser to Commons Education Select Committee

Education Sector, Education Select Committee, Government & Policy / December 3, 2018

EDUCATE’s director, Professor Rose Luckin, has been appointed as Specialist Adviser to the all-party Commons Education Select Committee in its inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Professor Luckin, who gave evidence to the committee in October, will work closely with the committee to plan evidence sessions, offer advice on witnesses, and support committee members and …

By Dorothy

Strong EDUCATE presence at FUTUREBOOK LIVE 2018

Education Sector, Events / December 2, 2018

Six of the EDUCATE programme’s companies showcased their products and services at the annual Bookseller conference, FUTUREBOOKLIVE, on November 30, while representatives from four more participated in conference sessions. The six – Wizenoze, Structural Learning, MyCognition, EvidenceB, Edval and Brands Whisper’g – talked to publishing professionals about their work, and how different platforms can be …

By Dorothy

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