British universities have opened their doors to allow the armed forces to make 341 visits to recruit students in two years. In response to a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian, the Ministry of Defence reveals the extent to which the armed forces is focusing on universities to enlist students to the army, air force and navy. Its figures show Birmingham has welcomed more recruiters than any other university, with 20 visits since the start of last year.
Source: Armed forces make over 300 visits to UK universities in two years | Education | theguardian.com
Liverpool has been chosen to host the national event for Armed Forces Day in 2017 because of its track record of hosting public spectaculars. The day – which takes place on Saturday, June 24 next year – is a chance for people to show their support and salute the UK’s serving troops, veterans, cadets and service families.
Source: Liverpool Armed Forces Day 2017 – Liverpool Echo
The MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) is a £6 million fund available to publicly funded schools, academies and free schools throughout the UK to mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.
Source: MOD support fund for schools with service children: grant application pack – Publications – GOV.UK
The FORGE is delighted to announce our next external guest speakers of 2016: the Army’s Intelligence Corps and Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch.
Source: The FORGE | The Forensic Linguistics Research Group
Students have been given an insight into Army life after soldiers took over their school.
Source: Army takes over school’s lessons – News Guardian
Lieutenant Tracey Santrian could shout at recruits, but she’d rather use her emotional intelligence to foster mutual respect and trust
Source: Life in the Royal Navy: forget ‘pink and fluffy’ I’m a military-minded lieutenant
A recruit found dead at Deepcut Barracks had been “desperate” to leave the army in the days before her death, an inquest has heard.
Source: Recruit found dead at Deepcut ‘desperate to leave the army’
The scheme is aimed at those who leave the services without degrees. Inspired by a similar programme in the US, it offers two years of school-based training, leading to qualified teacher status and a foundation degree. Trainees are paid between £13,000 and £16,000.
Source: Cash boost for Troops to Teaching after slow start | Schools Week