Delta2020 has run a work experience program for almost a decade for local Schools in Bishops Stortford (click here to see previous student’s published blogs).

This year given Covid-19 we are offering a virtual work experience program w/c 6th July.

 

This will be for Year 11 students who are looking for an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills, with a focus on technology and finance.

Placements have been offered on a first come first served basis of which just four places now remain.

Date and Duration

w/c 6th July 20 (Mon-Fri 9:30am start, between 5-7hrs p/day) 

 

COVID-19 and the ensuing preventative measures has caused a rate of Economic downturn akin to the great depression. Whilst on virtual work experience with Delta 2020, Jack Thorpe Yr13 Kingston Grammar School student aimed to assess the damaging consequences of a economic shutdown on the job prospects of today's youth.


 

In the 10 weeks since the WHO’s announcement of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ensuing safety measures taken to avoid unnecessary deaths, the UK economy has been facing one of its largest challenges to date. I believe that, while generally shielded from the virus’ symptoms, the UK’s youth, particularly those set to leave full time education, will take the lion’s share of the economic downturn in the form of high unemployment.

In UKBAA’s recently published blog I spoke about some of the trends I see in angel investing and my role as Chair of the Cambridge Angels. Some of these trends have been overtaken by the current coronavirus crisis and a few eg the digitisation of industries/sectors have been rapidly accelerated. 

 

Click here to read the full article.

Here we share our annual tech themes for 2020. Whilst some of these themes are not necessarily new, we believe they will shape the future of this decade.

 Image: EETimes

 

How things have changed in 10 years. When I started angel investing in 2009 just after the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), I could find revenue generating companies valued at less than £1m. Now an equivalent company would be £5m+. In those 10 years I have invested in 40+ companies, many founded by women. I have been fortunate enough to experience many successes and have learnt to accept failures with 1 or 2 investments out of 10 generating my return. 

 

Innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) are starting to dramatically improve the provision of goods and services ranging from healthcare to financial services and technology. But it's just the start. As big data gets even bigger and computing power continues to grow, AI will transform virtually every aspect of life as we know it.

In a decade of technology-focused angel investing, I've often heard the comment that we need more women in technology – and, in particular, more female founders. In fact, more often than not it's me making the comment, as I'm an active backer of female entrepreneurs. But in the last five years, I've noticed the tide is turning – and at last we are actually seeing more female founders. So, have we now reached a tipping point?

Holly Harrison Yr11 student from the Bishops Stortford College was interested to understand more about women in the workplace. She decided to delve deeper into gender equality and why this is such a prevalent topic.

Many businesses today do not understand the extent of the gap between the genders in their work-place. According to Women’s Bureau at the United States Department of Labor, women who work full-time year-round earn an average of 79% of men’s median annual earnings.

There is an increased concern about the number of deepfakes being generated; a worrisome product of artificial intelligence. Work experience Yr10 student Natalia Leighton from The Herts and Essex High School decided to delve deeper into this controversial topic.

With the exponential growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the last decade, one of the newest crazes is deepfaking, but what actually is it?

With the implementation of 5G currently underway in the UK, Charlotte Cavanagh Yr10 student from The Herts & Essex High School wanted to explore the potential of this emerging technology and how it will affect our lives going forward.

The advances in technology in the past 40 years have been more drastic than we could’ve ever expected. From 1G, launched in the 1980s, finally allowing mobile voice calls, to 2G giving us SMS, to 3G which brought mobile browsing, and then to 4G with much higher speeds and the ability to make conference calls, watch HD TV and use gaming services all on our mobile phones. However, 5G has surpassed these earlier technological advancements that will change our world more than ever before.

The Bank of England has set up the future of finance project to see how the financial services industry might change in the next ten years; how this will impact all that provide, regulate and use it.

Here we share the Bank of England's: The future of finance report written by Huw van Steenis.

Published on 20 June 2019

 

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