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Inspiring our Future Tech Innovators at Wired Next Generation

Wired Next Generation festival inspires the next generation of scientists, strategists and entrepreneurs providing them with a unique educational and interactive festival dedicated to, and designed for, youths aged 12-18. Perfect for school groups, parents and children, and associations looking for a field day for their teenagers, this event focuses on science, technology and more. Amongst the excellent speakers, interactive workshops, gravity demonstrations and panel speakers, Made…

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The Impact of Work Experience | Perspectives from a Girl in Tech

Guest blog by Heather Bates, 17, Manchester UK About two months ago, I sat down in front of my computer, opened a word processor, typed out the heading “UCAS Personal Statement”, and proceeded to sit in front of a blank screen, unable to type out a single sentence. Like many other A level Sixth Form students, I’ve recently had to start thinking seriously about my…

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UK Global Talent Visa | Graphene Graduate, Daniel Melendrez

My last blog was about successful recipients of the UK Global Talent Visas in digital technologies #TechNationVisa. Taras Lanchev, an Exceptionally Talented Graduate from Ukraine and this blog is also about an exceptionally talented graduate, but from Mexico. I met Daniel Melendrez when we were one of a select few startups invited to exhibit at the launch of the new Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) in Manchester.  Daniel is the…

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Exceptionally Talented Chinese Angel of the North, WeiTing Huang

I’ve been very impressed with the high calibre of international students and graduates especially in the North of England who succeeded in their application for exceptional talent and exceptional promise.  This is because these students and graduates while still very early in their tech career, have shown exceptional promise in the field of digital and technology.   I have helped and interviewed Taras Lanchev from Ukraine now based…

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#TechNationVisa Update | Post breakfast event London May 2017

On 17 May 2017, Tech Nation hosted the Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) Tech Nation Visa Breakfast, Bridging the UK’s talent gap at RSA House. It was a beautiful morning in London and more than 100 people filled the room to find out more about the Global Talent visa.  At the time, only 200 people from around the world can be successful in…

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Top 10 FAQs UK Global Talent Visa #TechNationVisa

Since receiving my UK Global Talent Visa in Digital and Technology (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) in July 2016, I became the #TechNationVisa Ambassador. This means that I help applicants from around the world with their questions on their applications I love listening to their stories and why they want to apply to settle in the UK.  To help with making the process easier and less…

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How Alexa Shoen Did It | #TechNation Visa

Since receiving my Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa #TechNationVisa), I have met such amazing and exceptionally talented people working in digital technology from around the world. Brenda Della Cassa, writer, digital media strategist and author from New York, Jônatas Vieira a UX designer from Brazil and more recently, it’s Alexa Shoen, a multi-talented and creative woman in digital tech from San Diego USA. Alexa…

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How a UX/UI Product Designer from Brazil received the UK Global Talent Visa | #TechNationVisa

Following from my last blog How We Received our TechNationVisa (and now adding to my new blogs), I was contacted by a very humble and polite man from a country town near São Paulo, Brazil, Jônatas Vieira. Chatting to Jônatas from Manchester via Skype, he wanted to apply for the UK Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) in Digital Technologies #TechNationVisa. It became abundantly clear…

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