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Tackling Mental Health Shouldn't Be An Emergency

Ian Ashman | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Ian Ashman

Recently the media has been full of stories about the perilous situation of the country's NHS. We know that A&E is overloaded and overcrowded. That's ...

Your Listening Ear Can Tackle The Blue Monday Gloom

Ian Ashman | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Ashman

We're rightly encouraged to talk about our feelings when we're experiencing difficulty. It can often be the first step to dealing with whatever the problem is and preventing it from escalating. However, for talking to be effective we need someone to listen. So why don't we make this year's Blue Monday a day of listening?

Two In Five Sixth Form Colleges Could Close Under Tory Cuts, Warns Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two in five of sixth form colleges could close under Tory cuts worth at least £1.6bn, Labour has warned. The government has launched area reviews ...

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

College Rejects Scottish Student... Because She's 'Not From The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Scottish student has been left in shock after being rejected from an English college - because they said Scotland wasn't part of the UK. The 26-y...

Student Movement Gets Ready to Resist Rising Debt

Matt Stanley | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

This year the Tories are preparing a new, massive attack on students, which promise to be as regressive and damaging to the future of millions of people as the trebling of tuition fees has been - plotting to sell all our student loans to private debt collectors, who are hungry to make a profit out of saddling us with more debt than we signed up to. Students are, however, building a movement to stop the government in its tracks.

Birmingham Met Wrong to Ban the Veil

Shane Chowen | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shane Chowen

I am shocked by the recent decision by Birmingham Metropolitan College to put in place a policy that would ban students, staff and visitors who wear the veil. The college has said this is to ensure a "safe and welcoming" environment - but for who? Although maybe I shouldn't be so shocked. This is not the first time Birmingham Met has found itself in hot water obsessing over what it's staff and students wear.

Myths About Education Participation Age

Shane Chowen | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shane Chowen

From this year, there is an expectation that young people will continue in education or training up to the age of 17. This goes up to 18 in 2015. There is so much mis-information about the rise of the education participation age, some of it unfortunately making its way in to some of the media coverage, that I feel I need to do something about.

Muslim, Pakistani, Sportswoman, Leader, Student and Extremely Employable!

Rima Amin | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Rima Amin

How many women rugby players can you name? How many women footballers can you say are influential roles models? Furthermore how many of these women are Asian? They exist, the problem is we are not aware of them.

Young People Are Vital in the Fight Against Homophobia

Rosie Ellingham | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Ellingham

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpg Campaigning against homophobia has helped me a lot personally, as well as academically, and the opportunity has helped me realise we can all make a difference, big or small. The courage shown by every young volunteer I've met recently has been heart-warming.

Students Elect First Leader Not From University

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has elected its first president who has not attended university. Toni Pearce, who is currently the union's vice pres...

Watchdog To Close Failing Colleges

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A new watchdog with the power to close failing colleges will be created as ministers promised "tough action" to improve standards in further education...

A Quiet Response to a Very Big Announcement

TES FE Focus | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
TES FE Focus

On Tuesday, a couple of working days after its self-imposed deadline, the Department for Education finally made the announcement that colleges would be able to recruit 14- and 15-year-olds directly, as predicted in Friday's TES.

Ten New Universities To Be Created From Specialist Colleges

PA | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ten specialist colleges are set to become universities under the biggest expansion of higher education for 20 years, it has been announced. Univers...

Specialist Sixth Form Colleges 'Better' For A-Levels

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Specialist sixth-form colleges are more effective than school sixth-forms and general further education colleges at achieving top A-level grades, rese...

'I Miss Lunch To Save Money'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children studying at college are skipping lunch as they can't afford to buy it and are not being provided with the free school meals they are entitled...

Thousands Of Poor Teens Denied Lunch Due To 'Discriminatory' Funding

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A funding anomaly which has left tens of thousands of poor teenagers missing out on free lunches is to be debated by MPs. Former education secretar...

Want To Study At The University Of Jaguar?

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Fifteen new university technical colleges linked to firms including Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Atlantic are to open within two years, the government...

'Constant Criticism Demoralising Teachers', Claims Union

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Many teachers are feeling demoralised and overworked, with concerns that they are facing constant criticism and unrealistic expectations, a survey sug...

Parents Sue Fraternity Over Daughter's Binge Drinking Death

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A university's fraternity group is being sued for negligence by the parents of a 19-year-old who died after a vodka binge-drinking session. Megan H...

Universities Blocking Colleges To 'Claw Back' Student Places, Cable Fears

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Fears have been raised that universities are blocking colleges from offering more higher education places at a cheaper cost. Under Government refor...

Learning From the Next Generation

David Cooke | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK
David Cooke

Teenagers are often ahead of the curve on the burning issues of classification. Their strong views on discriminatory language in films and their concern about anti-social behaviour in films and TV, for example, foreshadowed our recent Guidelines research and independent study into the use of racist and homophobic language and other discriminatory terms relating to disability.