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School Entrance Tests advice for parents

In our oipinion, the best way to prepare for any Exam is to believe that your children can do it. Secondly, to manage their expectations openly. They should see the chance to get into a school as a possibility. And not a necessity. So if they don’t get in, it Is because the school was not right for them. Promote a growth mindset by avoiding the belief that your child has failed somehow.

 

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Passing Verbal Reasoning practice test book.which is regularly featured in Amazon’s top ten study guide list

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Adult Dyslexia Tests

Here are some example questions from adult dyslexia tests:

  • Are you above-average intelligence, but unable to read at your grade level?
  • Do you struggle with word problems — even though you’re good at maths?
  • After reading a passage, can you summarise it?… Discuss the key points?
  • Do you have difficulty sustaining attention? Or sometimes space out?
  • Is your handwriting inconsistent?… Less legible on certain days?
  • Are you better at expressing yourself orally rather than in writing?
  • When you read out loud, do you repeat words?… Or mix up letters?… Or change word order without noticing?
  • Do you struggle to sound out unknown words?
  • Have you often struggled to budget your time?… Or to follow a schedule?
  • Do you spell inconsistently?… Or misspell even when you do in fact know a word’s spelling?

Adult dyslexia tests

Dyslexia in adult highlight the inability in relating the sound of words along with the letters that develop the words. Dyslexic adults struggle to focus on certain tasks and can overreact to their own mistakes. 

A dyslexic adult presents different challenges compared to a dyslexic child. These are the main types of adult dyslexia:

Adult Dyslexia Tests

Dysnemkinesia type of adult dyslexia

  • Affects motor skills.
  • Mainly involves the difficulty of making letters while writing.
  • Individuals with this type of disease write letters backward.

Dysphonesia type of adult dyslexia

  • Affects listening skills.
  • Plus, involves difficulty influencing
  • Or understanding unfamiliar words.

Dyskinesia type of adult dyslexia

  • Affects visual skills.
  • Difficulty understanding written words.
  • Causes difficulty to know words through the sound.

Managing and treating adult dyslexia

Adults can manage and treat their dyslexia once a specialist has assessed its severity and a treatment plan has been developed for managing this specific condition.

An individual treatment plan may also include occupational therapy to provide ways to work around / manage adaptations to workplace issues.

Dyslexic adults may opt to use technology-enabled devices like digital recorders, computer packages and smart phones. These can enable writing/reading – as well as the routine organization their job requires. Thereby, allowing them to focus on the parts of their work where their performance is superior.

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Dyslexia in Adults

Like dyslexic children, adults with dyslexia also would not be able to draw a summary of the story they read or heard.

Some general dyslexia symptoms and signs in adults or teens comprise avoiding activities involving reading, mispronouncing words or names, etc.

This self-test is useful in determining whether an adult show sign similar to those of dyslexia.

The result of the test will help in identifying the level of problem of dyslexia within children.

Dyslexia Association

The Dyslexia Association also helps adults with dyslexia by providing experienced experts and high-quality services for directly improving and assisting the lives of dyslexics.

In each case, the screening will highlight whether there are indicators of dyslexia and will also support in deciding whether to continue with the complete dyslexia assessment.  

QuickScreen is useful for testing an individual’s basic literacy, processing capabilities, and memory.

For taking this text, a person will require to pay £35.50.

DAST, on the other hand, is the paper-based and one-to-one specialist screening tests, which not only examines dyslexia but also assess possible signs of visual stress and dyspraxia by the specialist.

For undergoing this test, an adult will require paying £95.

Apart from that, Dyscalculia Screener is an online screening test for dyscalculia.

This particular test is appropriate for individuals having the age of 16 and above and it costs around £35.

Besides, the assessment will also help to examine underlying learning abilities such as auditory processing, speech and language, speed of processing, and memory and phonological awareness.

Thus, diagnostic assessments can be an effective test to examine adults with dyslexia and thereby, providing probable solutions.

Rob Williams latest book 

Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass. 

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book – also available for download from the Apple Store. 

Our Women in Data Ambassadors

Inspiring answers by Verity Gill, one of the Women in Data  Ambassadors on her life and working as Marketing Science Director for Agencies, EMEA @ Facebook.

1. Name and Job role: 

Verity Gill, Marketing Science Director for Agencies, EMEA @Facebook   

WID Verity Gill, Marketing Science Director for Agencies, EMEA @Facebook (1)

2. What is something about you people might not know? 

My first job was in government intelligence and I LOVE karaoke

3. What are your hobbies?

Well… being a full-time working Mum, my hobbies are rowing classes, running, walking & Pilates WHEN I get the time!

4. What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

I wanted to be a vet and/or a model!

5. Who was your biggest influence growing up?… who were your role models

Gosh – singers like Madonna and Paula Abdul influenced me. However, I guess I wanted to be just like Selina Scott who presented The Clothes Show. I just always wanted to be terribly glam but couldn’t be bothered to put the work in! AS you can see it was pretty shallow but my role models are very different now… Mary Beard, Helena Morrisey (but also Joanna Lumley darling)

6. What were your favourite subjects at school

I always loved Maths, English, Drama & Chemistry.

7. What were your least favourite subjects at school? 

I hated Geography and Religious Education

8. How did you come to choose your current career path or were you led to it?

I studied econometrics at Uni and really loved it and was luckily pretty good at it. Then I went into banking and gravitated towards technical analysis (looking at stock movements and trying to identify patterns to predict future moves). However, finance didn’t float my boat at all. I got chatting to a friend who was in media. She said they were always looking for smart people in effectiveness. Subsequently, I interviewed for Mindshare and got the job. I loved that job then had kids, built a social network site, gravitated to digital effectiveness and here I am!

9. What are the biggest changes in the world of work (for women) that you are excited about?

I cannot wait for the work environment to be more actively designed around us. If you look around at the modern office, they are really great, but I doubt we would have designed them like this. More natural influence, more tactile furniture, different temperatures, places to meditate, places to talk to your kids on facetime etc…

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10. Would you say having a degree is the only path to a successful career? 

Definitely not. If you love something you can learn about it in your own way. Sometimes the best way to learn is not to be taught

11. Would you say there are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in your career?

Yes, thank goodness. We are the only thing holding ourselves back in the world of entrepreneurship. 

12. What advice would you give your younger self and school leavers today? 

Try everything, don’t be afraid and stop worrying about failure… the worst that can happen is that you learn something!

Make sure to follow our Women in Data series on STEM Careers Guide.

School Entrance Tests advice for parents

In our oipinion, the best way to prepare for any Exam is to believe that your children can do it. Secondly, to manage their expectations openly. They should see the chance to get into a school as a possibility. And not a necessity. So if they don’t get in, it Is because the school was not right for them. Promote a growth mindset by avoiding the belief that your child has failed somehow.

Our Practice Aptitude Test Books

Passing Verbal Reasoning practice test book.which is regularly featured in Amazon’s top ten study guide list

Our Numeracy Test Practice book, which reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020 lockdown) .

Psychometric Test Tips

Non-verbal reasoning test tips  /  English Comprehension practice   /  Literacy Test Advice

Maths game based development

Numetry: Maths Game Based Development

The latest maths game based development we’ve had input on is Numetry by Eduplaytion.

Numetry: The Maths Game You Wish You Had When You Were in School 

Quite a number of students find math to be too challenging or boring. Remember back in school when we simply watched the clock tick, waiting for recess? We often did this not because we didn’t want to learn but often because being in the classroom wasn’t as exciting as the other things that we would rather be doing. Thoughts like, “how will this help me”, or “what do I need this for?” would often come to mind. 

Maths game based development

Just as we used to feel back then in school, there are many kids these days who feel the same way. In light of this, our team at Eduplaytion has decided to find a practical solution to this issue. We have come up with an exciting product that would make learning more fun than you can imagine.

Behold a New Dawn for Learning Maths

After a development process of 18 months, our first title is nearly ready for launch. Numetry the Math Game is an educational portal designed to teach children between ages 9 to 12 math while engaging them with entertaining video games. The game is built on a story that occurs in the remote Mathema galaxy, where a group of astronauts has gone missing after they went to investigate a mysterious radio transmission.

As a player, you will join the crew on the Magellan and embark on a quest to find the lost expedition. While the children play their way through the syllabus, teachers and parents receive real-time data to track their performance on a teacher and parent dashboard. This way, you can be sure to always stay on top of your child’s academic progress. 

The Proof is in the Pudding

There are many ways to help a child learn, and games are one of such ways. We all know children love games. There is also research, showing that games are good for helping children learn. According to a study, nearly 80% of learners said they would be more productive if their learning was more game-like.

Another study shows that 70% of teachers said they saw an increase in student engagement when using educational video games. Generally, kids view games as a low-risk environment where they are willing to try new things and explore. 

Therefore, one of the best ways to accomplish effective learning is through game-based learning. The game world encourages students to use their imaginations and discover new possibilities in a fun and interactive way. Games can deliver an experience that feels more like a form of entertainment than a method of learning, which children find satisfactory. 

Maths Game Based Development

These games can also provide each student with a personalized learning experience making it possible for them to progress and solve the challenges at their own pace. By incorporating objectives and measurable goals, students can see their own progress, which promotes a sense of achievement for the players. Children also benefit from the immediate feedback that they receive while they play. They can see their performance in real-time and adapt accordingly.  

Playing is Learning and Vice Versa

Numetry is made up of a series of mini-games (or missions) that help children develop their math skills as they complete each of the challenges and progress through the game. As they complete each challenge, visible changes occur in the game world.

Each challenge forms a part of the overarching story. As players progress through the game, they will help the crew solve the mystery and find the missing astronauts. The goal is to capture the student’s attention by immersing them in an engaging story with exciting characters and cool missions. The players may not feel like they are learning because they are having so much fun. However, they are actually learning as they play.

The Magic in Making 

Eduplaytion is a developer and provider of game-based learning tools for children. The company has rapidly become a global enterprise reaching four continents and has been recognized as one of the most exciting, rising EdTech’s in Norway. Today, our team consists of experienced math teachers and passionate game developers from around the world – all sharing a common vision: to make learning fun!

Kristoffer from maths game development Eduplaytion
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Our first title, Numetry, has been developed in close collaboration with twelve schools in Norway and South America, ensuring that the game meets the needs of students, teachers, and parents. Working closely with our end users has provided us with valuable insight and enabled us to tailor our products to meet their specific needs. 

Maths Game Based Development

Numetry Game Development

To develop Numetry, our team started with the outcome standards outlined by the math curriculum. We then brought on experienced pedagogues and teachers. Their main task is to turn the theory into practical, yet entertaining games that tackle topics that are often difficult for grade school children to understand. A core aspect of the game design process is creating a linear progression of puzzles, each challenge becomes more difficult, while continually rewarding the player for success. This design pattern has been proven to work and can easily be adapted to teaching any skill. 

Including children in the development of the game has been a fundamental driver of our success thus far. Not only do they get a sense of ownership in the game, but the children also keep us on our toes and help us to identify potential problem areas and room for improvement. They help us to cross our t’s and dot our i’s. 

We did not want to leave anything up to chance when we decided to create Numetry. Attention to detail has – and will always be – our top priority. We spend a lot of time working with our users to ensure that our final product is of a high standard and meets the needs of students and teachers from around the world. This has already started to pay off: feedback from children has been incredible so far. They love playing the games and are eager to help us develop new and exciting mini-games in the future. 

Ready for Take-Off

Would you like your child to be part of a great space quest? Would you like your child to learn math in a fun, exciting way? Then this is a game for your child. The Numetry characters are all getting ready and are scheduled for departure late May 2020.

Are you struggling to find the time? Have your old math skills faded? Or is it just getting increasingly harder to motivate your children to do their homework? Then you and your child ought to try Numetry. Kindly check out numetry.com for more information. You can also reach out to us via Facebook or send us an email at hello@numetry.com today.

Guess what? You don’t have to wait until launch! We created our own YouTube channel where we live stream our How to Draw series for children to learn from our illustrator as he draws various fun characters in the Numetry universe.

Learn to draw with maths game developers

Check it out today and help your child to learn in the best way possible.

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Find more great tips on our 11 Plus Parents Guide.

Virtual Assessment Tips

Our using digital assessments tips to support the introduction of virtual assessments across your organisation.

Job interviews are increasingly being conducted by video – over Zoom, Skype or FaceTime for instance – and there is a lot of pressure on candidates scrambling for places due to coronavirus.

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Many educational institutions have chosen to or been forced to shutter their campuses and cease or drastically reduce operations and events, to help stop the spread of the virus.

Many test centers are closing. Most exam bodies are also struggling to deliver exams. Universities, schools, training organizations and professional conferences, have cancelled or postponed their in-person classes and events. Some have transitioned these to the internet.

Others are still trying to figure out what to do next and how to maintain the continuity of their respective services. Providing instruction online is likely to play a large role, no matter what the organization decides. And with that instruction comes the need for assessment.

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Online testing, e-assessment, computer-based testing, digitized assessment… no matter the name used to describe it, it’s a well-established practice within the education and training industry. Yet some organizations still rely on paper and pencil to administer their tests and exams. Why? These are some of the reasons why paper and pencil still prevail.

  1. Lack of access to computers and the internet
  2. The need for security and proctoring during test administration
  3. Paper and pencil are reliable and familiar. No need for specialized technical knowledge or tools
  • Concerns about the validity and reliability of the test when its delivery format is substantively changed
  • Unwillingness to change

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Except for the first, lack of connectivity, none of these reasons for continuing the use of paper and pencil tests is a real barrier. And in certain parts of the world, where the internet is accessible to as high as 94% of the population, even the lack of connectivity is not a real barrier in practice.

It’s true that pencils, pens and paper are universally familiar and despite being ancient technologies, are extremely reliable. But their familiarity is in fact waning, with the generations of digital natives who are now in school, higher education and workplace settings. Many test-takers are more familiar with computers and mobile devices as their primary medium of communication, than they are with paper and pencil/pen. And there are increasing demands from industry bodies to stop using pen and paper exams. (See, for example, TES on “calls to scrap pen and paper exams by 2025” (February 2020): https://www.tes.com/news/calls-scrap-pen-and-paper-exams-2025.)

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Rob Williams latest book 

Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass. 

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book – also available for download from the Apple Store. 

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Expert advice on working from home with children

joint statement by the main teachers’ unions said that “we cannot home-school the nation’s children”. Many schools have now provided learning packs and have since started some form of online learning. Thereby relying on parents being able to supervise their children.

But what is more important, say educationalists, is maintaining a degree of normality. So, let’s try to give ourselves a bit of a break. Children learn best when they feel safe and loved. How can we create a safe secure environment for our children if we are constantly trying to follow the 9-5 model?

Here are some things I would suggest we focus on

Prioritising our children

Not only do they learn better in a safe, happy and secure environment, they are also looking up to us to gauge our reactions to events. There is a lot of uncertainty in the air.

We’ll just have to accept the following

  • Sometimes they are going to be on their screens

Try and talk to them about what they see and hear out there. It is important to give them some autonomy. Let them decide some of their days and give them options on what to do when mom and/or dad are busy.

There is no right and wrong here and leaving this list open on the device that they use most often, could help them find something slightly more educational at least sometimes. There are even sites where they can create a movie or do some ‘Creative Coding’.

Free Online Resources for Learning at Home During COVID-19.

From live webcams at African waterholes to virtual tours of famous museums like the Louvre and Machu Picchu.

Creating a new future for working from home with children.
  • Structure and routine are important

There is safety in structure, especially for children. I’m not saying plan every 5 minutes of the day, but have a structure to your day where you can. A bedtime routine can be such a good time to bond with your child.

  • Let your child be bored

It’s actually good for them. Let them take a holiday from it all sometimes. Switch off phones and TV’s and see what they find to keep themselves busy with. After all the moaning has subsided of course.

Look after yourself

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Work just can’t have your full attention at the drop of a hat anymore. In trying to keep things ‘normal’.

They just aren’t. It doesn’t mean you have to freak out or go into a panic of any kind, it just simply means we cannot deny this. Countries have shut their borders and you have been asked to stay home for the foreseeable future, the whole family, mind you and only virtual contact with those outside your family. It’s pretty real and it’s all quite out there.

So get into the bath with a glass of wine or watch reruns of old rugby games if that is what you need to do, but take the time. Or make pancakes with the kids when you can.

Set realistic expectations. You are not just working from home, you are working from home with children.

Set realistic goals

Don’t expect to reach previously set deadlines. We should really be looking at ways to give ourselves a chance to integrate this new way of life. We are not merely working from home, we are working from home with children and there is this strange ‘apocalyptic’ feel to it all.

So, get things done in a way that works for everyone. There is not a one-size-fits-all way we are going to get through this. The important thing here is that we make a conscious effort to make

Challenge Yourself

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying throw everything out the window and become a couch potato.

There are so many ways to up the challenge a bit once this new routine settles in. The amount of (FREE!) resources out there are insane. Looking at it all right now might be a bit overwhelming, but you can always come back to this. You have time.

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Working from Home with Children

Maintain Contact

Maintain virtual contact. Yes, Zoom meetings are great, but it’s still a meeting. Video calls are a safe and easy way to keep in contact with friends and family. Being connected to others is crucial both for our well-being and survival. Whether it’s messages or calls, it doesn’t really matter. Isolation has its own demons, perspectives of those that think similarly to you might be good for you.

These are unprecedented times, but we have the opportunity to create a better way of life through this all. Let’s be conscious in the process instead of trying to pretend it’s life as usual.

In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.

Dave Hollis

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Keeping up with your university exam revision

Welcome to our 2020 university exam revision tips.

Revision Tips

Effective assessments cannot be rushed, so start before the exam date. Try to start reading early every day because the brain is fresh and easier to work. Starting in the afternoon means that you may be up late and try to re-evaluate everything. It is better to have a common overhaul, and you want to start and finish each day around the same time.

Use goal-setting theory

Setting goals is vital. This enables you to both schedule and track your progress.

Plan your most effective University exam revision timetable

You might think it’s a waste of time to plan. However, in the long run, you save time because you don’t have to decide what you’re looking for each day.

It’s also important to set realistic timescales. Schedule your study time by seeing which times of the day work best for you. With 5 days available per week, aim for at least 3-4 hours University exam revision revision each day.

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Take regular breaks

Regular study breaks are vital for University exam revision. When the brain is tired and you are prone to losing attention, learning can no longer reverse or have an effect means you are not really working effectively. Instead, the goal is 30-45 minutes, with a short break and, ideally, over 4 hours of study per day. This way, you will revise a more efficient explosion without saving a few hours of alertness to address multiple subjects.

How do you own learn best?

Try other methods such as watching documents or videos, listening to podcasts, working in groups, using other coloured paper for each set of revisions notes, moving to a new learning area or and creating revision posters,.

Keep positive.

Stay positive and calm.

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Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests

Our Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book is available for download from the Apple Store.

Everything you need to know to practice and pass numerical reasoning tests

Rob Williams

Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it?

With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass.

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book – also available for download from the Apple Store.

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Quantitative Reasoning Assessment Practice

Although you may not finish the test, the best strategy is to answer as many questions as you can in the time available.

  • Firstly, before deciding on your final answer. You may be able to rule out one or two of the multiple-choice questions as incorrect.
  • Secondly, read each question and also review each chart very carefully. Take one chart and its associated questions at a time. Only start looking at the answer options once you have done this.
  • Ensure that you are also aware of the units of measurement that each question is referring to.
  • Each question is worth the same so don’t spend too long on a single question. So, remember that you may find subsequent questions easier to answer. If there is time at the end of the test you can return to any unfinished questions.
  • Work efficiently, but do not rush. You may not finish the test. However, the best strategy is to answer as many questions as you can in the time available.
  • Remember to only use the information that is provided in the charts. Do not use any of your own background knowledge.
  • Lastly, round up any decimal points and any pence.

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Passing numerical reasoning assessments

There aren’t any quick wins for being good at maths but some focussed practise will improve your score, as well following a few test-taking strategies.

As a timed assessment, you need to average around one minute per question. Work briskly but accurately. Each question counts the same so pick off the easy ones first and don’t waste your test time on the most difficult questions.

Numerical reasoning test practice is an excellent means of brushing-up on any maths functions you haven’t used in a while. Ensure that you are comfortable using data tables, interpreting graphs and manipulating large financial figures.

You can practise the most common numerical test types at the main test publisher websites. Practise sample questions from Kenexa-IBM, TalentQ and SHL as these sites cover most of the tests you are likely to find.

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What do psychometric assessments measure?

Ability tests can assess a specific ability (Verbal, Numerical, Spatial) or more general level of reasoning (Abstract, Non-Verbal).

Personality assessments broadly divided into those which assess personality traits (16PF) and those, which assess personality types (Myers Briggs). This difference relates back to the personality theory on which the test is based.

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Data Careers

Chief Data Officer – Carruthers and Jackson

Our Data Careers guide

In 2018, Caroline was named as one of the Top Women in Data & Technology. Prior to founding Carruthers and Jackson, Caroline worked across multiple industries in strategic data and IT roles, most recently as Group Director of Data at Lowell Group and as the first Chief Data Officer for Network Rail.

Current data career path or were you led to it?

If you do know what you want to do – congratulations but I always just did what I found interesting, in my GCSEs, A-levels and through my degrees before my working life really started. There was never a grand plan but a search for the next puzzle worth figuring out.

Biggest challenges to a data careers

Diversity is recognised as important, that single simple statement is so powerful and it’s crazy to think that it wasn’t always the case.

Absolutely not, it doesn’t fit everyone and nor should it. We aren’t all the same and we should play to our strengths. Some of us are really hands-on or passionately creative or something else that doesn’t want to do more formal education.

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Data Careers opportunities

Some of the most amazing entrepreneurs in my area are women, the women in data awards showcase some of these incredible women!!! Data covers so many aspects and is such an interesting career that I think it plays well to women.

School leavers advice

Happiness is a choice, so be happy. There will always be challenges, hard days and times you think you want to crawl into a hole but you can’t, they don’t last and they make you appreciate all the good stuff you get to do and above all have fun and don’t take things so seriously.

Make sure to follow this series on STEM Careers Guide.

School Entrance Tests advice for parents

In our oipinion, the best way to prepare for any Exam is to believe that your children can do it. Secondly, to manage their expectations openly. They should see the chance to get into a school as a possibility. And not a necessity. So if they don’t get in, it Is because the school was not right for them. Promote a growth mindset by avoiding the belief that your child has failed somehow.

Our Practice Aptitude Test Books

Passing Verbal Reasoning practice test book.which is regularly featured in Amazon’s top ten study guide list

Our Numeracy Test Practice book, which reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020 lockdown) .

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Top Data Careers / Data jobs

Welcome to our top data jobs search.

 

       


      Data jobs interview – Data Strategy Manager

      Welcome to our Belle Cartwright interview. Belle is one of the Women in Data Ambassadors. Belle works as a Senior Data & Audience Strategy Manager.

      Data career challenges

      I think the awareness and visibility of women in technical roles are hugely exciting. When I first started I couldn’t name any female CDOs or expert role models in the field. Now I get to call some of them friends. 

      Female entrepreneur opportunities

      My top tip for career success is to be hungry and willing to learn. Technology is evolving and changing rapidly. The people who can get in front of or drive those changes will be the end winners. As a result, entrepreneurship is a key part of my role. I have to actively seek the right business opportunities within this fast-paced ever-changing world. This is for my agency. Plus, for my client in order for us to maintain and grow competitive advantage.

        Our top Data careers advice

      Keep an open mind and always take the opportunities in front of you. You never know where it can lead you. You will have the ability to change fields/roles multiple times in your career. What you like doing/not doing will change as your skillset and experience grows. So don’t get set on one thing. It’s super easy once you have some experience to be able to link it. Or to gain new ones to help you move from one place to the next. The biggest step you can take is the 1st one. So be bold, be brave and experiment until you find the right fit for you. 

      Top Data careers interview

      Here are excerpts from our interview with Leyre Murillo Villar. Leyre is a Women in Data  Ambassador 2020. Leyre works as a CDO Data Controller.

      Data Controller career path

      I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me. It was where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

      Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group. I developed data analysis initiatives, where I managed to apply all the programming and data skills I had learnt at university. I guess it was a mix of luck, effort and true enjoyment that kept me going. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  I had the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service.

      Biggest Data Controller challenges

      • Firstly, more women in a management position.
      • Secondly, diversity and inclusive policies e.g the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
      • Thirdly, empowering all women and girls. 

      Data Controller opportunities for women entrepreneurs  

      Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills. And a problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems. To find suitable solutions and your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems. To ask appropriate questions. Plus, to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos. 

      Top data careers advice  

      Ask questions, understand the why and the how. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them. Fully embrace chaos and changes, as many challenges will come, use them as a testing environment to try new things. Think where you are today, where you want to be and build your path to get there. 

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          Leyre Murillo Villar. CDO Data Controller

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          Welcome to our Data Controller Jobs and Career Guide.

               


              Data Controller career path

              I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me, where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

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              Data Controller jobs

              Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills and problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems and find suitable solutions, your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems and ask appropriate questions and your ability to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos. 

              Data Controller Career Opportunities

              Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group, developing data analysis initiatives. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  There I was given the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service. And I realised that not only I was good at it but also everything made sense in my head and I was able to make the best use of my creativity and my curious mindset.

              Data Controller Challenges

              We are seeing more women in a management position, leading to a diverse blend of skills and leadership styles. Also more diversity and inclusive policies are now being developed. For example, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, among them the Goal 5: that Gender Equality. This states that talks about how to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 

              Read more about Working as a CDO Data Controller – Leyre Villar.

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                  Cyber Security career path

                  Following a student placement whilst studying for my degree, I worked in an information security team and learnt about security and industry good practice standards and really enjoyed it… not during my business information systems degree.

                  Qualifications

                  Whilst it is the path that I took, it is not the only path. Apprenticeships; starting at entry-level and working your way up are also valid paths, as are changing careers and using transferable skills. You need passion, commitment and drive and determination, with a desire to learn.  

                  Be dedicated and put the work in and not be afraid to step out of our comfort zones

                  Cyber Security Opportunities

                  • Variety of choice
                  • Support and encouragement from peers and management
                  • ability to work flexibly.
                  • Digital technology and social media make it more accessible to set up our own business and be entrepreneurs.

                  Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, in relation to work and education, if you are nervous, use that energy to drive you forward and if you are unsure, ask! No one knows the answer to everything.

                  Read the full interview: Working as a Managing Security Consultant – Indi Birak

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                  Ask questions, understand the why and the how. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them. Fully embrace chaos and changes, as many challenges will come, use them as a testing environment to try new things. Think where you are today, where you want to be and build your path to get there. 

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                  WID Dizem OZALP SARI – Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager

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                  Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

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                  Machine learning career guide

                  I was led to become an engineer by my teachers mostly. I was not very well informed when I made this choice. Luckily, I then discovered that engineering is my thing and really enjoyed this. I had the opportunity to combine my enthusiasm in history and economics with engineering during my postgrad and studied science and technology policies as masters. 

                  Biggest machine learning career challenges

                  Learning is now not restricted in classrooms. Anywhere or on any device, as long as you are keen to improve your knowledge, there is a platform and mostly free that can help you to do that. In my perspective, this is groundbreaking and will def change our world moving forward. Human capital is still the most important part of our job. 

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                  Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

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                  No, I would not say but it is still the most exploited one. I would advise young people to consider going to uni as an opportunity rather than an obligatory step for their career. Splitting from the family can be a significant learning point for an adult to discover their real and own aspirations and strengths.

                  Women entrepreneurs have access to only 2% of total VC funds. This number only can tell you that there are things we need to fight for more. This does not necessarily say that there is discrimination but we need to understand the reasons for this significantly low number. On the other hand, there are funds supporting particularly women entrepreneurs and applying positive discrimination, which could be a great opportunity for a woman with a business idea. 

                  Read more on Working in Data and Machine Learning – Dizem SARI

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