Bernie Callaghan

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Vital role of universities in creating champions

THE North East has the highest proportion of fast-growing, export-focused firms – ‘business champions’ – which could drive economic growth in the UK, according to Experian’s latest research.

Innovation is central for our success

FOR the first time, the region is taking part in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup – an international competition in which students try to solve some of the world’s toughest problems through technology.

Benefits to students of placements

THE jobs market for graduates is tough. Those without work experience will find it particularly challenging this year, according to new research.


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