Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 09/2011

Stirling University Fights Marlboro Tobacco Giant Over FOI Smoking Request

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A Scottish university is battling a tobacco giant's attempt to gain access to its research into the smoking habits of thousands of teenagers....

Leicester University Students Unveil Futuristic Star-Trek Style Sick Bay

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Professors and university students unveiled a futuristic disease detection facility on Wednesday after spending four years developing and researching ...

Benedict Garrett, Porn Star, Free To Teach Again After Double Life Exposed

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A secondary school teacher has been given the all-clear to return to teaching, despite being exposed for leading a double life as a porn star and stri...

Kraft Foods, Kellogs And Britvic Stung By Which? Children's Lunch Survey

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Children's pre-packed lunchbox favourites should have clearer nutritional labelling to show parents the levels of salt and sugar ...

John Burton: Hundreds Of Olympic Staff Are Illiterate

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of staff at the huge new Olympic shopping mall had to be taught to read and write after bosses found they could not even fill in basic forms....

Glyndwr University, Police And NUS Launch Anti-Violence Support Campaign

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Glyndwr University in Wales has launched a campaign to encourage its students to speak out about discrimination. Students at the university in Wre...

Monkseaton High School Lets Students Lie In To Improve Their Exams

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A high school in North Tyneside is letting teenagers lie in, in an effort to help with their education....

New Code To Investigate Incompetent Teachers Launched By Scotland's General Teaching Council

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Incompetent teachers will be dealt with more quickly under new proposals launched by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (G...

Military-Style Free School Set To Open In Manchester

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A military-style school staffed entirely by ex-servicemen is set to open in Greater Manchester, it has been revealed. Leading military figures, inc...

Gang Culture: Cameron's 'Tough Love' Is Helping No-One

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Whether it's parents, politicians or videogames, there is no shortage of scapegoats taking the blame for this summer's riots. Inevitably, schools h...

Barnardo's: Scrap Teacher's Search Power In Education Bill

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Government plans to tackle bad behaviour in schools fail to deal with the causes of poor conduct, Barnardo's has said. In a new...

Fashion Chain Next To Launch Student Apprenticeship Scheme

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- High street fashion chain Next is set to launch an apprenticeship scheme which will offer up to 1,000 young people a chance of a ...

Cambridge University Voted Best In The World, Says QS World University Rankings

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge has been crowned the best university in the world for the second year running. The leading university beat Yale, Oxford, and other elite ...

Student Beans: Gap Year Or Work Experience?

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Real Gap & i to i Volunteering are giving away the Ultimate Year Out - play, travel, report, blog, work - a blueprint for ‘the guilt free, get ahead...

Topshop Launch iPhone App For Students

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Cash-strapped students can compete to win a £500 shopping spree by completing challenges in return for points with the help of a new iPhone and Andro...

Unpaid Internships: Students Say Unfair Practice Leading To Elitist Gap

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Students and graduates have expressed their anger and despair at having no choice but to work for free during internships in order to bolster their CV...

Edinburgh University To Charge Top Tuition Fees For Non-Scottish Students

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Edinburgh University has announced that it will charge non-Scottish UK students £36,000 for a degree. The National Union of Students Scotland said...

A Fifth Of Primary School Children Find Lessons 'Too Easy', Survey Says

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Many children could be finding their school work is not challenging enough, research suggests. A study concludes a fifth of yo...

Children In Kazakhstan And Albania Enjoy Reading More Than Those In UK

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Children in many countries including Kazakhstan, Albania and Estonia enjoy reading more than youngsters in the UK, research has suggested. The UK w...

Daily Collective Worship Law Ignored By Schools, BBC ComRes Poll Shows

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A large number of schools in England are ignoring a statutory requirement to provide daily collective worship, a survey has found, renewing debate ove...

Edinburgh University Criticised For Charging Top Tuition Fees

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Edinburgh University has come under fire after announcing it would charge up to £36,000 for a degree to non-Scottish students in the UK. The univ...

Private University Tuition Fees Among Lowest In The UK

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A private university has revealed it will be charging £5,000 a year to study, making its tuition fees some of the lowest in the UK. The announceme...

Duchess Of Cornwall Joins Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy To Tour Schools

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Duchess of Cornwall will join the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to raise the profile of poetry in schools. Camilla is ex...

Teachers Under Pressure To Change Pupils Marks

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Teachers are under pressure to change pupils' marks to prove youngsters are making progress in class, research suggests. Resul...

University Degrees Still Mean Better Pay And Closes Social Mobility Gap, Says Think Tank

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK Universities & Education

University degrees are still a financially worthwhile investment, suggests statistics due to be published, showing those with higher education qualifi...