3 May

Facebook denies it manipulates vulnerable teens for advertising

A leaked document obtained by an Australian newspaper claims that Facebook was telling advertisers how to target emotionally vulnerable teens. The power Facebook has over its users has been brought into question once again as last week, The Australian newspaper claimed to have documents showing that the social network was exploiting teens for the benefit of advertisers. According to these internal documents, Facebook was helping advertisers to target emotionally…

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20 April

Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020

The Irish Construction Industry continues in recovery mode and there is currently a strong demand for skills across the trades and professions. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recently commissioned DKM to produce a report, titled “Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020” the report warns of the skills shortages and the challenges the industry will face. DKM Director, Annette Hughes, who authored the report stated: “The…

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20 April

Thinking of enroling on a Diploma in iPad/iPhone Application Development?

Thinking of enroling on a Diploma in iPad/iPhone Application Development? See what one of our most recent students has to say about our course I pretty much do everything I love on the internet and I always wanted to create. So I joined the online diploma for iOS application development course and i was worried that I would disappoint but then it was just too cool…

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19 April

Employment hits record high as UK firms keep on hiring

More workers than ever before are employed in the UK as upbeat companies show few signs of worry over the state of the economy. Employment climbed by 37,000 to 31.84m in the three months to December, while unemployment stayed steady at 1.6m - a level which has fallen by almost 100,000 over the past year as a whole. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.8pc, its joint-lowest…

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19 April

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Punch and Judy fans of all ages will love this family puppet festival The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2017), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch,…

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18 April

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

Creating great customer experiences separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. Here are 12 ideas, best practices, strategies and words of advice for advancing your digital marketing efforts in the year ahead. 1. Digital transformation is ‘all or nothing’ Adobe CEO and President Shantanu Narayen addressed the pain points many organizations face today: The need to stay ahead of competitors, the struggle to achieve…

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18 April

Agencies love our Event Management students

Daniel Halpin from Cogs & Marvel said: "At Cogs & Marvel, we have a great working relationship with Fitzwilliam Institute. In the last six months, we’ve offered three internships to recent graduates, one of whom has recently been promoted to a Junior Project Manager position. With many of our team having graduated from Fitzwilliam Institute, we value the training they have received there in preparing them…

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11 April

Pluto about Fitzwilliam Institute's postgraduate students

Pluto, one of Ireland's top event management agencies, has taken Fitzwilliam Institute's postgraduate events students on 3-month internships for many years. Many of these students secured full-time jobs in Pluto at the end of their arranged work experience module. See what one of Pluto's Account Directors has to say about Fitzwilliam Institute's students: "Pluto has taken students on placement from Fitzwilliam Institute Group over the past…

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10 April

Six years after finishing the course, I volunteered to work with the UN in Nairobi, Kenya, which has been my home ever since

Andreas Needham, one of our top Diploma in Public Relations graduates tells us how Fitzwilliam Institute's part-time evening course led to his successful Communications Officer career with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: "I took the night classes for my Diploma in Public Relations with the Fitzwilliam Institute. I was working in marketing communications and PR in a tech company when I started the course, having recently…

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3 April

April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement. Do you think that we’re fooled, giant, powerful technology companies? We see you there, lurking behind your jolly masks. Anyway, here’s the 2017 installment of this collective exercise in well-choreographed image management. Enjoy. The iFixit micro toolkit The specialist tools that iFixit uses for its widely…

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