UK Education

Sikh Boy Uploads Video Of Classmates Chanting 'Terrorist' At Him On The School Bus

The Huffington Post, UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show a child being subjected to racist bullying from classmates on his schoolbus. The boy, who descr...

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

Moral Virtues Help Young People Flourish

Xavier Bosch | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Xavier Bosch

Over the last twenty years teachers, parents and young people themselves have told me that the moral values we teach at ReachOut (Fairness and Good Judgement) through our mentoring projects benefit young people in numerous ways.

Rethink Education? All Roads Lead to Accreditation

Joel Nicholson | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Nicholson

Accreditation is perhaps the biggest issue in undergraduate education that no one is talking about. Why? Frankly, because it's so unreasonably complex that very few fully understand it.

Why Changing the Negative Image of Africa is an Absurd Concept

Bukky Olaleye | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Bukky Olaleye

The idea that Africa has been alienated from telling its own stories by the west remains prevalent in the minds of many, yet we often derail ourselves when we control the narrative.

The Future of Work Is a Global Arms Race for Skills

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The life of a zero hours employee is in many ways similar to that of a freelancer. Compare a graphic designer working in a company to a freelance designer. The freelancer has to hustle for new work, they need to network, they need to produce work, and they only ever get paid as each project is completed. They are paid only for their output...

Louise Ridley

Could This Simple T-Shirt Be The Answer To Homophobic Bullying?

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

"Your haircut is gay" may sound like a childish insult, but it can hurt. In British classrooms and playgrounds, young people are experiencing homo...

A Step Forward on Sex and Relationship Education Is Long Overdue

Caroline Lucas | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

In the past, voices calling for improved Sex Ed in schools have found themselves drowned out. But the debate is shifting because it's plain that a significant number of our kids are being let down. A step forward is long overdue. It's time to shake the sand from our ears, take a collective breath, and check our classroom compass. We must equip our kids them with the tools they need for life - keeping them ignorant puts them at risk. Our children deserve the very best education. And our teachers deserve the very best support in giving it to them.

It's Time to Teach Networking in Schools and Universities

Andy Lopata | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

Networking is still left off the syllabus at our schools and universities. I gave a talk to 40 undergraduate students from the Netherlands recently. Speaking to them before the presentations, very few of them were aware of networking, other than perhaps as some concept that they had been told would be important to them.

Don't Lament 'Declining Audience Intelligence' Make Theatre an Essential Part of Everyone's Experience

Paul Clayton | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

We need to make more theatre more accessible to more people so that they can understand the experience more easily. If we are going to do this, then surely the heartland of what is termed commercial theatre is not the place to start?

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

Schoolgirl Who 'Groomed' Teacher Hits Back

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The schoolgirl accused by a judge of "grooming" a religious studies teacher into having sex has said she regrets the trial more than the affair. St...

Five Ways to Not Screw Up Your Kids

Victoria Ward | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

With time travel sadly still in the realm of science-fiction, all we can do is stop the buck here with our own parenting. Here are 5 ways how to not screw up your kids.

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the HND

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Think students, qualifications, careers, employment - did you think degrees? Most likely. Because the value of degrees, cost to study them and recognition of them in the workplace, has dominated education headlines for years.

The Anthropology A-level Is Too Important to Scrap

Joe Goodman | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Goodman

The cross-cultural perspective of Anthropology aims to stretch as widely as possible across the world to examine the fundamental truths we rest on. It allows us to ask, is religion a universal human phenomenon? Are humans selfish by default? Can large societies function without a state? Is there such a thing as a universal moral code?

Net Migration: Xenophobia Not Policy

Shreya Paudel | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

Britain is on the cusp of making history in the upcoming general election. It will either look back at May 2015 with regret or with great pride. With immigration one of the major issues debated in this election, I appeal to students in particular to lead British society against xenophobic attitudes and make this general election about fairness and equality of opportunity.

Developing Young People Into Active Global Citizens

Meg Munn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Meg Munn

Co-operative schools are at the forefront of a quiet revolution, and the national Co-operative Schools Society is larger than any of the major academy chains. They benefit from their links to the wider co-operative movement with its tens of millions of members.

Why Making Tutoring Available to All Can Provide the Missing Link in Education Shortfalls

James Brinsford | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
James Brinsford

The problem that our teenagers face when they build up to exam day is that the weight of expectation can bring them to their knees and if there was the opportunity to have that extra time with a tutor, it could just make all the difference.

Cameron's FU to the Workless Youth Is Not What's Required

Sam Larcombe | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Larcombe

In principle I do not think there is anything wrong with Cameron's proposals. There certainly is a growing culture of entitlement in Britain and the idea of working for benefits is not a bad one. But why start with youth? Why not start with those with a far longer history of unemployment?

The Support for PSHE Education Behind the #PSHEpledge

Joe Hayman | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Joe Hayman

While the support for the campaign is growing, it is important to listen to those who are still concerned. During the Education Committee's inquiry, anxieties were expressed in relation to the subject and its potential impact on parental responsibility and faith communities: these are voices which should be heard and concerns which we should try to address.

Open for Business, but Not for Study

Nigel Carrington | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Nigel Carrington

The marketization of higher education is an uncomfortable topic for many in the UK education sector. My own view is that higher education is both a market benefit and indisputably a public good, and a mixed approach is required.

The Rise and Rise of the E-Parent: Have you Opened the Digital Window to your Child's Education?

Julie Booth | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Julie Booth

Schools can no longer ignore the fact that parents are expecting better communication and want more information about their child, whenever and wherever they need it.

Can a Nun Be a Good Teacher? No They Cannot

Adam Seldon | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Andrew Marr repeatedly asked Tristram Hunt on the Andrew Marr Show on the Sunday after Question Time "can an unqualified nun be a good teacher?" Hunt should have been bold enough to not shirk the question, as he did, but instead pointedly respond with the reasonable point that being divinely ordained isn't a sufficient criterion to justify teaching young people

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

I'm proud our audience see Radio 1 as a safe and trusted guide, beyond making sense of the abundant musical landscape. I believe Radio 1 should continue to grow its reputation for championing the positive ways young people can change their culture in society today.

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.