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Education and charities

Schools of the future

       

Schools of the Future

In 2015 the Guardian Teacher Network, sponsored by Zurich Municipal, explored what schools might look like decades from now. The investigation spanned many aspects of education, such as whether computers will replace teachers, what might be on the menu for school dinners and whether gaming principles should become a staple teaching technique.

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Education and charities

Risk guides for the voluntary sector

Zurich Municipal and the Guardian worked together to produce a series of risk guides covering the different issues that are emerging in the voluntary sector.

The guides combine information from Zurich risk experts and examples from the sector on subjects such as regulation, sustainability and people power. The guides were launched at ‘Charity Leaders Live’ events (a panel debate followed by working table discussions) that Zurich host in partnership with the Guardian. The most recent of these events saw risk experts from Zurich talk about how charities can tap into the power of their people.


Life webpage

Life3

Endsleigh has developed an area on their website called Life3, written by students, graduates, young professional and expert partners. Life3 offers student and graduate focussed content, covering a wide range of topics from employability, to travel and tips for Freshers, to help them feel prepared for life’s expected and unexpected moments.

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Lammas School

Improving careers advice in schools

Zurich is an official partner of Young Careers – a new government-backed pilot designed to shape the future of careers advice in England. The initiative aims to strengthen links between business and education to improve careers guidance given in schools, leaving young people inspired and informed around their career opportunities. Zurich is partnering with three school in Waltham Forest, London during 2017 to test a number of different interventions to raise aspirations and - in particular - to open students' eyes to the opportunities available in the insurance industry.'  This builds on the work done in 2016 when we rolled out our financial literacy and insurance module to over 200 students in four schools in East London.


Thought leadership in education

Thought Leadership in Education

In 2016 we continued to discuss the risks and concerns that were highlighted in our 2015 thought leadership reports.  We also worked with key customers within the HE sector to discuss the implications of Brexit on the sector, and produced a mini insight report.  We will be continuing this discussion in 2017.


Girls in IT

Girls in IT

Zurich is part of the 'Girls in IT' initiative. The Chartered Institute for IT has identified a drop in the number of women working in IT from over 20% to 16% in recent years. This campaign is designed to tackle this problem by encouraging the next generation of females to consider a career in IT. Overall, the Zurich team have visited 10 school visits to talk about the history of technology, the jobs available in this field and the skills required to be successful at them.


Charity awards

Small Charity Awards

In 2015 - for the third year running - we sponsored the Small Charity Awards organised through our partnership with the Guardian. The awards give us an opportunity to shine the light on smaller, lesser known charities that may not usually get the profile. We provide £3,000 prize money for each winner and a day’s business mentoring

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about Zurich’s Corporate Responsibility Policy in the UK, please contact the Corporate Responsibility team.