Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 11/2011

Students Callum Hurley and Katy Moore Launch High Court Challenge Against Tuition Fee Rises

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Two students are launching a High Court challenge against university tuition fee increases. Callum Hurley and Katy Moore, both 17, say they are "ho...

Teacher Kathryn Roach Guilty Of Sexually Grooming 14-Year-Old Schoolboy

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Religious education teacher Kathryn Roach has been found guilty of inciting a 14-year-old schoolboy to engage in sexual behaviour. The 24-year-old ...

August Babies Less Likely To Go To Top Universities, More Likely To Be Bullied, Research Claims

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Children born in August are less likely to go on to study at top universities, more likely to be bullied at school and struggle to catch up with their...

Give Up Teaching The 'Queen's English' To Foreign Classrooms, Linguist Urges

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

People learning the English language around the world should not adopt the "Queen's English", a linguist has said. Dr Mario Saraceni, of the Univer...

Junior Doctors 'Forced To Deal With Situations Beyond Their Skills'

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Almost a quarter of trainee doctors say they are regularly forced to cope with situations beyond their clinical competence or experience, according to...

Maths Teacher Dismissed After Calling Pupils 'Spastics'

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A maths teacher who called pupils "spastics", "morons" and "idiots", was dismissed by his school but is allowed to teach again, a committee has ruled...

Medical Students From Poorer Backgrounds Hit By Huge Tuition Fee Debts

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Medical students from low-income backgrounds are graduating over £13,000 more in debt than their better off peers, a new report reveals. The Briti...

Children Bullied About Their Sexuality Told To Be 'Less Gay' By Teachers

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Children being bullied at school over their sexuality are told to be "less gay" by their teachers, a damning report has revealed. Pupils targeted b...

'Frisky' Medic Students Caught Performing Sex Act In A Hospital

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Two medical students who were caught on CCTV performing a sex act at a hospital prompted a senior university academic to send a round-email telling st...

Teachers Suffering From 'Burnout', Should Be Given More Holiday Says New Ofsted Chief Sir Michael Wilshaw

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Good teachers should be given time off to stop them suffering from classroom “burnout”, according to the incoming head of Ofsted....

Scottish Schools To 'Employ' Babies As 'Tiny Teachers' To Reduce Bullying

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Scotland are to "employ" babies as teachers as part of a programme to reduce bullying and aggression in schools. The initiative, called Roots of Em...

Exploding Pumpkin: Chemistry Teacher Shows Students How To Carve A Pumpkin The Cool Way

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

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National Offers Day: School Shake-Up Gives Adopted Children Priority Places

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

All primary-age children are to learn which school they will attend on the same day, under a shake-up that will also see adopted youngsters given prio...

Parents Furious After School Sends 50 Children Home For 'Wrong' Dress Code

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Parents are up in arms after around 50 children were apparently "segregated" and sent home from school for not conforming to the dress code. The Be...

Ski Season: Best Slopes For University Students

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

As the weather cools the ski season hots up and thousands of students will start flocking to some of Europe's best slopes. Whether you're going for...

Scottish University To Open In The Middle East

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The First Minister will open a Scottish university campus in the Persian Gulf as he continues his trade mission in the Middle East. Heriot-Watt Uni...

Schoolgirl Amelia Hempleman-Adams Set To Become Youngest Person To Ski Antarctic

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage schoolgirl is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her daredevil father by conquering the South Pole. Amelia Hempleman-Adams - daughter o...

University Lecturers Facing High Levels Of Stress Over Excessive Workloads

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Heavy workloads and lack of time are making university lecturers more stressed, research suggests. Four-fifths (81%) of those working at UK univers...

'Feral Children': One In Four Brits Think Anti-Social Kids Are 'Beyond Help' At 10

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Almost half of Britons think children are becoming 'feral' and starting to behave like animals, a Barnardo's survey suggests. Nearly the same amoun...

Mother Fined After Having 'Sex On Giant Swing' In Front Of Shocked Teenagers

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A mother who denied having sex on a giant swing as she took part in a playground romp has been fined £175 for causing a public disturbance. Laura ...

Schoolgirl Ashley Cherry Suffers Horrific Injuries After Experiment Explodes In Her Face

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirl Ashley Cherry may be scarred for life after suffering second-degree burns on her face when a science experiment exploded. The 13-year-ol...

History Teacher Mohammed Akorley 'Repeatedly Had Sex With 11-Year-Old Pupil'

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A history teacher had a sexual relationship with his pupil for more than a decade, targeting her when she was just 11 years old, a court has heard. T...

Schools Urged To Apply For London 2012 Olympic Grants

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being urged to apply for grants of up to £8,800 to help spread an Olympic buzz around other local schools in England. The Plan Your 20...

Stephen Fry In Mid-Air Drama As London Bound Jumbo Forced To Land After Engine Problems

Posted 11.04.2011 | UK

A UK-bound superjumbo carrying more than 250 passengers was forced to make an unscheduled landing after suffering mid-air engine problems, airline off...

Sir Alex Ferguson Champions Apprenticeships At Unite Union Conference

Posted 11.04.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Alex Ferguson is to speak about the importance of apprenticeships at a trade union conference. The Manchester United boss will address a gather...